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Brazilian Chicken Skewers

Brazilian Chicken Skewers

Add some Brazilian flavours to your mid-week meals with these mouthwatering skewers.

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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