Portuguese Festa Style Chicken |Frango a Moda da Festa
You can’t get the Portuguese Festa experience without enjoying some authentic barbecue chicken while you’re there. The chickens are deliciously flavored with Portuguese spices and are sold whole for the family to enjoy along with some fresh Portuguese rolls. No utensils required because you eat with your hands of course.
2 whole fryer chickens (butterflied, washed and pat dry)
4 tablespoons my spice mix recipe at this link:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup white wine
Papo seco rolls (optional)
Rub chickens with olive oil and white wine then rub on spice mix the day before and store in refrigerator, or at least 2 hours before cooking.
Remove from refrigerator and let come to room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
Set grill to high heat. Place chickens skin side up on grill and cook for about 15 minutes. Turn skin side down and let cook another 10-15 minutes. Move chicken away from flames as it cooks. Lower heat if needed and keep cooking turning on each side as needed. This should take about 45 minutes total.
Serve chicken cut up in pieces or quartered for portions.