Portuguese chicken pieces

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Saturday, 16 May 2009.
Tagged: chicken, dinner, health, healthy cooking

  • Ready In: 35 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 4-6
Portuguese chicken pieces

I love this easy chicken recipe from McCormick with lots of paprika and oregano to add antioxidants. Also a good one for a gluten-free diet as pure dried spices have nothing else added (eg thickeners) and so are safe for coeliac disease.


  • 1 kg chicken pieces, trimmed of fat
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 2 tbsp McCORMICK paprika (Sweet Hungarian Style)
  • ½ tsp McCORMICK oregano leaves
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped, to serve
  • 4 cups cooked jasmine rice, to serve

Nutrition per serve

1695 kilojoules (405 calories), 20g fat (including 6g saturated fat), 33g carbohydrate (0g sugars), 1g fibre and 90mg sodium. Read our nutrition rating system.


  1. Score chicken pieces and place into a large freezer bag.
  2. Mix lemon juice, paprika, oregano, garlic and oil and pour over chicken and massage well.
  3. Marinade for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  4. Barbecue or oven bake in a hot (200°C) oven for 25 minutes.
  5. Serve on a bed of rice tipped with coriander and lemon zest.