Galinha Caipira

Chicken stew ubiquitous in rural Brazil. Perfect pair with rice and beans, polenta or boiled cassava root.



  1. Cut the chicken into pieces. Remove offal or small bones, if you want. Salt and pepper to taste now.
  2. In a pan (best if cast iron), add the lard and heat it up very well.
  3. Add the chicken and lower the heat.
  4. After the meat sears, add the diced onions.
  5. When the onions brown, cover the pot with boiling water, and let it simmer for two hours. If it dries, add more water.
  6. After those two hours, add the diced chives and simmer it for more thirty minutes.


Chicken · Stew · Brazilian