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Portuguese Chicken and Spaghetti

Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars

"My grandmother made this for me all the time. It's so comforting, reheats well, and is great the next day. Serve hot with crusty bread and enjoy."
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52 m servings 472
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add chicken breasts and tomato paste. Cook until chicken is well browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Add beer; bring to a boil.
  2. Place the remaining oil, water, bouillon, salt, pimenta, paprika, and black pepper into the chicken-beer mixture. Bring to a boil; add spaghetti. Cook until spaghetti is tender and sauce is reduced to half, about 12 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Portuguese hot pepper paste (molho de piri piri or pimenta moida) can be found in specialty markets or online.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 472 calories; 12 62.1 25.9 39 1685 Full nutrition

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At first taste, (made exactly as written) this dish was dry and bland. I noticed the taste of the beer which gave it a very distinctive flavor. It wasn't what I was hoping for. I served it ...