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churrasquera chickenLooking to switch up your barbeque selection? Bring bold, exciting flavors to your customers with this traditional Portuguese dish prepared in a rotisserie. Simply create the marinade for the chicken and potatoes and let the rotisserie do the work for you. Perfectly seasoned and roasted, this recipe is sure to leave customers coming back for more.


  • Two 3 lb. (1.36 kg) chickens
  • 3 lb. (1.36 kg) Yukon gold potatoes, cut into wedges
  • Marinade
    • 1/2 C. (11. ml) olive oil
    • 1/4 C. (59 ml) tomato puree
    • 8 garlic cloves, minced
    • 3 t. (44 ml) honey
    • 1/4 C. (59 ml) Portuguese Pimienta puree
    • 1/2 t. (3 ml) oregano
    • 1 t. (5 ml) ground cumin
    • 2 t. (10 ml) Kosher salt
    • 3 T. (15 ml) lemon juice


Mix marinade and divide into 3 containers. Marinade chicken in one container of marinade for 1 hour up to 6 hours. Toss potatoes in another container of marinade.

Preheat rotisserie to 300°F (149°C). Skewer chickens and place potatoes into a roasting basket. Program rotisserie to roast for 35 minutes at 300°F (149°C) then 350°F (177°C) for an additional 10-15 minutes.

Serve the chickens with the remaining marinade, potatoes and salad.

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