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Brazilian Chicken Skewers

As the world turns it attention to Brazil for the Olympics, we discover the country's rich and varied cuisine with this simple Brazilian barbecue staple.

Brazilian Chicken Skewers

Serves 4-6

 

800g chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3cm pieces

½ cup lime juice

1 tbsp lime zest

¼ cup dark rum

1 tbsp olive oil

2 long green chillies, seeded, finely chopped

2 tbsp brown sugar

½ cup mint leaves, finely chopped

2 tsp ground cumin 

1 red capsicum, finely chopped

1 green capsicum, finely chopped

2 spring onions, thinly sliced

limes, grilled, to serve

flatbreads, grilled, to serve

 

Combine chicken, ⅓ cup lime juice, zest, rum, oil, chilli, brown sugar, mint and cumin in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

To make a salsa, combine capsicum, spring onions and remaining lime juice in a small bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Thread chicken evenly among 16 bamboo skewers. Preheat a barbecue or char grill on medium.  Cook on barbecue for 3 minutes each side or until cooked through.

Serve the chicken skewers with grilled limes, flatbreads and salsa.

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