Chicken Mozambique is a popular Portuguese dish which combines tender chicken in a delicious lemon garlic sauce. The addition of some spicy and flavorful African piri piri sauce is what completes this already delicious dish. Chicken Mozambique is great because it is not difficult to make and is always sure to impress. It is most typically served alongside a side of white rice or french fries.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds chicken breast, cubed
3 tablespoons butter
1 onion, diced
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon juice
6 oz beer
2 sazon goya con azafran packets
2 tablespoons piri piri (If you can’t find this locally you can buy some here on Amazon)
1 teaspoon cilantro chopped to garnish
2 lemon quarters to garnish
1) In a large frying pan, sauté the chicken cubes in the olive oil on medium to high heat. Season with the teaspoon of salt.
2) Once cooked through, remove the chicken and set aside in a bowl.
3) Add the onions and garlic to the pan along with 1 tablespoon of the butter. Stir as it cooks.
4) Pour half of a beer, 6 oz, into the pan and stir to deglaze the pan.
5) Add the chicken back to the pan along with the piri piri sauce, lemon juice, two packets of sazon goya, and the rest of the butter.
6) Let it simmer for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat while stirring occasionally.
7) Once done, remove from the pan and place onto a serving platter.
8) Garnish with the chopped cilantro and lemon quarters. Serve along with some white rice while hot.