Sizzling Frango Churrasco: A Brazilian Grilled Chicken Masterpiece


Ignite your senses with Sizzling Frango Churrasco, a Brazilian grilled chicken masterpiece that's bursting with flavors. This dish embodies the spirit of Brazilian barbecue, featuring chicken marinated in a blend of vibrant spices and herbs, then grilled to perfection. It's a celebration of simple ingredients coming together to create an unforgettable culinary experience.

Sizzling Frango Churrasco: A Brazilian Grilled Chicken Masterpiece

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 2 hours (for marinating)
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 chicken quarter (leg and thigh)

Nutritional Profile (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 310 kcal
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 120mg
  • Sodium: 620mg
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 1g


  • Chicken quarters: 4 (about 1.2 kg / 2.6 lbs total)
  • Olive oil: 60ml (2 oz)
  • Lime juice: 30ml (1 oz)
  • Garlic cloves, minced: 20g (0.7 oz)
  • Paprika: 5g (0.2 oz)
  • Dried oregano: 5g (0.2 oz)
  • Red pepper flakes: 2g (0.07 oz)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Marinate the Chicken: In a bowl, mix olive oil, lime juice, garlic, paprika, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Coat the chicken quarters thoroughly and marinate for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Prepare the Grill: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Grill the Chicken: Grill the chicken quarters, turning occasionally, for about 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C).
  4. Rest and Serve: Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Marinating Time: For the best flavor, marinate the chicken for at least 2 hours, or overnight if possible.
  • Grill Temperature: Ensure the grill is not too hot to avoid burning the outside while the inside remains uncooked.
  • Internal Temperature: Always check the internal temperature of the chicken to ensure it's fully cooked.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use chicken breasts instead of quarters?

Yes, but the cooking time will be shorter as breasts cook faster.

What can I serve with Frango Churrasco?

It pairs well with grilled vegetables, rice, or a fresh salad.

Can this recipe be made in an oven?

Yes, you can bake the chicken in an oven preheated to 375°F (190°C) for about 45 minutes.

How do I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.