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Xin Xin de Galinha - Brazilian Chicken in Peanut Shrimp Sauce
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Xin Xin de Galinha – Brazilian Chicken in Peanut Shrimp Sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Chicken Recipes
Cuisine: Brazilian
Servings: 6


  • 2 1/2 lbs. chicken pieces with bone cut into bite size pieces
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons dende oil palm oil
  • 1/3 cup dried shrimp
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 habanero chiles minced
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts ground
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint


  • Sprinkle the chicken with lemon juice and salt.
  • Heat the oil and saute the shrimp, garlic, onion, coriander and chiles for 2-3 minutes, until onions are translucent.
  • Add  chicken. Fry in the oil until chicken is browned, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add peanuts and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Add parsley and mint. Stir to combine.
  • Serve with rice or farofa (toasted cassava meal).
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