Today I teamed up with McCormick to celebrate its 125th anniversary with one of this year’s biggest food trends, Charmed by Brazil! Brazilian food is illuminating the vibrant flavors and traditions of a dynamic melting pot culture that includes European, African, Asian and Native Amazonian influences. Brazilian tastes are poised to emerge as a powerful influence in cooking around the globe. I’ve personally never had Brazilian food but with McCormick it made it easy! So today I am bringing you Brazilian Chicken Kabobs.
My Brazilian Chicken Kabobs taste out of this world! The chicken is tender, juicy and the flavor is simply amazing. To me the flavor almost has a slight Indian influence from the cumin with a hint of heat from the cayenne pepper. I used McCormick Ground Cumin, Oregano Leaves, Ground White Pepper & Ground Red Pepper to create the Bahian Blend. This blend would be amazing in so many different recipes.
To make the chicken juicy I also marinated it in coconut milk and hot sauce. Sounds like an odd combo, but trust me it works! I went with coconut because after much researching I found out that in Brazil they drink coconut water straight from the coconut! How cool is that? I want to go there just so I can walk on the warm sunny beach with a coconut in my hand! 🙂 They also have other great ingredients like guava, black eye peas and rice and beans just to name a few!
After I marinated my chicken for a few hours I placed them on a skewer with sweet bell peppers and onions. I brushed on some olive oil and then added the Bahian Blend Seasoning. I cooked it on the grill for about 5 minutes per side and the chicken was done perfectly!! This makes for such a simple summer dish! Side it with some rice or beans to really give your meal a nice Brazilian flavor.
- 1 lbs. chicken, skinless, boneless
- ¼ cup coconut milk or non-fat milk
- 1 dash of hot sauce
- ½ sweet bell pepper, cut into big chunks
- ½ purple onion, cut into chunks
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. McCormick® Cumin, Ground
- 1 tsp. McCormick® Oregano Leaves
- ½ tsp. McCormick® White Pepper, Ground
- ¼ tsp. McCormick® Red Pepper, Ground
- In a ziplock bag or shallow bowl, add chicken, coconut milk and hot sauce. Mix well and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 4 hours up to overnight.
- Discard the liquid and cut chicken into chunks. Thread chicken, peppers and onions on a metal skewer or a wooden skewers that have been soaked in water for 30 minutes, rotating between vegetables and chicken.
- In a small bowl, mix together cumin, oregano leaves, white pepper and ground pepper.
- Brush chicken and vegetables with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning mix.
- Place on grill over medium heat, rotating every 3 minutes until chicken is cooked all the way through, about 10 minutes.
This year, McCormick is taking part in a global celebration of flavor. For each flavor story you share, McCormick will make a $1 donation to United Way Worldwide to help feed those in need.
They will be featuring some of our favorite stories shared onFlavorofTogether.com. While only select stories will be displayed on the website, every story shared will count toward our total donation to United Way Worldwide. I would love it if you added one of your #FLAVORSTORY.
All I want you to do is share your story using #FlavorStory on my post (comment section below) and one reader will receive a McCormick Anniversary pack. The pack includes exclusive McCormick Anniversary Edition McCormick Indian Spice blends, a McCormick recipe book, and a branded canvas tote – all valued at $50
I will be picking the winner, so you must comment on my post sharing your story! Don’t forget to include the hastag #FlavorStory.
Make sure you get out there and try new fun flavors! You never know what you may discover?
Have a wonderful day!
I actually don’t think I’ve ever had brazilian food! Definitely going to be sprinkling this spice blend all over my summer eats!
D Schmidt says
My #FlavorStory is adding variety of spices to canned tomatoes to make my own pasta sauces.
Cheryl Free says
I tried curry for the first time when I lived in England for three years. It became a staple in my diet that I miss eating here. I would love to try cooking with McCormick Indian Spice blends and create my own curry dishes. #FlavorStory
For me the #flavor story is using a lot of spices to make food taste good without added fat. Sometimes I just don’t know what spices to mix with others, especially when making exotic dishes. I stare at the spice cabinet trying to decide, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. The idea of spice blends sounds like just the perfect solution. Indian spices are so good what a wonderful giveaway. Thank you so much for the chance to win.
I use McCormick products almost everyday! I enjoy using their onion powder and garlic powder to season fresh meat and sometimes veggies. #FlavorStory
Kari F says
I love McCormick products. I make my own taco seasoning using them.
I’ve used McCormick spices for decades! I make my own rubes and taco seasoning, and the best chili ever!
LOL! Make that RUBS!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
My #FlavorStory hasto be the first time I used Smoked Paprika! I was making a French Lentil soup from a cookbook my brother got me and from that recipe on, I have been obsessed! I go through bottles and bottles of McCormick Smoked Paprika monthly!
Dandi D says
Cinnamon has been my favorite spice for a long time, but I only ever used it in baking and sweet things. My #FlavorStory would be that I have discovered the wonderful addition cinnamon can be to savory dishes as well!
My #flavorstory is making homemade taco seasoning using McCormick spices. So good!
Carmella Talavera-Pike says
I love to cook and I love experimenting with new flavor concoctions!I have not tried this Brazilian mix but I plan to maybe tomorrow for dinner!I love using Curry and love trying new recipes or recreating old unhealthy ones into healthier ones for me and my family.I make a wonderful ginger carrot soup served with fresh pear as a garnish!That is only a small part of my #flavor story.
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
These have to go on my grill this summer! Oh yeah!
Natalie J Vandenberghe says
Seeing these herbs and spices reminds me of my wonderful step-Dad. He married my Mom in 1963 when she was a widow with five kids (ages 3-12). He was a chef by profession (and a cowboy) and he cooked delicious meals for our family. Cumin reminds me of my Dad’s recipe for Spanish Sauce–I sure wish he was still here to make it for me. #FlavorStory
Everyone gathering around the dinner table, laughing and enjoying a flavorful meal together….#FlavorStory
Karen D says
Personally our family likes spicy food, a lot of Mexican influences! #FLAVORSTORY
Karen D says
Personally our family likes spicy food, a lot of Mexican influences! And that’s my #FLAVORSTORY
laura ari says
My husband loves spicy food – the hotter the better! He loves it when I pull out the McCormick’s red cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes and go to town! There is not a meal on earth that can’t be made better by adding pepper! #flavorstory
One great thing to make that goes well with a variety of different spices is home fries.Unlike some dishes where the flavors get lost in the mix, home fries allow you to taste all of them because they are crusted on the outside. One unique thing I do is I cook bacon, then cook the potatoes in the bacon grease. Then I add the chopped up bacon and some chopped up smoked sausage. It probably takes years off my life, but it is worth every bite. #FlavorStory
Every time I cook with curry it reminds me of my son. We used to cook with it a lot when he was home. #FlavoStory