Chicken hearts (available at your local butchers) are marinated, skewered, and cooked on the barbeque. This typical Brazilian barbeque dish is found in restaurants throughout the country.



Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
4 hrs
4 hrs 25 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Whisk soy sauce, parsley, beer, poultry seasoning, achiote powder, ginger, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until marinade is well mixed; add chicken hearts. Cover bowl and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Remove chicken hearts from marinade and discard marinade. Assemble chicken hearts on metal skewers.

  • Cook on the grill, turning halfway through, until no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Notes:

Annatto powder, also called achiote powder, it can be found at Asian or Latin American shops and markets, or online. Annatto is mostly used for the vibrant color it imparts, so in a pinch you could either omit it from the recipe or use equal parts paprika and turmeric instead.

Bamboo skewers soaked in water for 10 to 15 minutes can be used in place of the metal skewers.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

184 calories; protein 21.7g 43% DV; carbohydrates 8.9g 3% DV; fat 5.3g 8% DV; cholesterol 154.3mg 51% DV; sodium 3691.8mg 148% DV. Full Nutrition

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I always stick to the recipe I'm reading, or else it's NOT that recipe a'tall. This was soo bloody good. I'm British, & yes, I CAN cook & bake, & Chicken hearts are a favorite of mine. This recipe was excellent. Thank you ever soo much. Gracias! Cheers From N.V. Read More