Grilled chicken hearts

Grilled chicken hearts

Coração de frango grelhado

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South American Grill
Serves
12
Photographer
Bonnie Savage

A popular starter to a Brazilian grill, these chicken hearts are first marinated in fresh herbs before being threaded onto skewers and quickly cooked on the barbecue. They make a great alternative to other meats, and although relatively high in cholesterol, are a good source of protein and B vitamins. Although common in Brazil, they can be difficult to source elsewhere — ask your butcher to order them for you in advance.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1kg chicken hearts
1/2 large brown onion, thinly sliced
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons oregano leaves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped, plus extra to serve
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
3 long metal barbecue skewers
vegetable oil, for brushing
lemon wedges, to serve

Method

  1. Trim and discard the membrane from the chicken hearts and remove any excess fat.
  2. Combine the onion, lemon juice, oregano, parsley and garlic in a non-reactive bowl. Add the chicken hearts, season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and turn to coat the chicken. Cover and leave to marinate in the refrigerator for 2–4 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken hearts from the marinade and thread them onto the metal skewers — you should get about ten on each skewer.
  4. Preheat a barbecue chargrill to medium–high. Brush a little vegetable oil over the chargrill and cook the chicken heart skewers for 10 minutes, turning frequently, until golden brown and just cooked through.
  5. You can use a fork to push the chicken hearts off the skewers or simply serve them sprinkled with extra parsley and lemon wedges on the side for guests to help themselves.
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