Galinha à portuguesa

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Galinha à portuguesa
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Place of originPortuguese Macau
InventedBetween 16th century and 18th century
Main ingredientschicken
Ingredients generally usedrice
coconut-based sauce

Portuguese chicken[1] (traditional Chinese: 葡國雞; simplified Chinese: 葡国鸡), also known as Portuguese-style chicken or galinha à portuguesa[2] (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡɐˈɫĩɲ aː puɾtuˈɣezɐ]) is a dish found in Macanese cuisine.

Despite its name, Portuguese chicken did not originate from Portugal, but from its former colony Macau.[2] The dish is not found in Portuguese cuisine.[3]

The dish consists of chicken pieces served with Portuguese sauce, which is likened to a mild yellow curry.[4]


  1. ^ Levitt, Alice (28 December 2016). "Our Latest Obsession: Portuguese Chicken at Wing Kee Restaurant". Houstonia. SagaCity Media. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b Hom, Ken. "Galinha à Portuguesa". BBC Food. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Preserving the food of Macau -- and family recipes -- at Fat Rice". The Splendid Table. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2018. I think the po kok gai is one of the best examples -- that translates into 'Portuguese chicken.' Interestingly enough, you'll never find this dish in Portugal.
  4. ^ Kwan, Michael (22 March 2016). "Exploring Hong Kong-Style Cafes: Copa Cafe Richmond". Tourism Richmond. Retrieved 7 March 2018. The Portuguese sauce is like a mild yellow curry and it’s not meant to be spicy at all.

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