Brazilian Braised Chicken & Shrimp

For our Brazilian Carnival dinner, my friend Melissa prepared the following recipe to share. This was a definite favorite of my husband's because it included many ingredients he loves including cilantro & shrimp!

Brazilian Braised Chicken & Shrimp
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2 lbs chicken thigh fillet, cut into strips
1/2 lime, juice of
1 tablespoon crushed garlic
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 teaspoon shrimp paste
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon crushed ginger
1/2 bunch coriander leaves
2 tablespoons crushed cashews
200 g peeled prawns, raw
chopped chile (optional)
salt & pepper, to taste

Marinate chicken in lime, garlic and salt, we did overnight. Fry onion and stir in marinated chicken. Add diced tomatoes and peanut oil and let cook for 10 minutes. Add shrimp paste and coconut milk and simmer gently for another 10 minutes. Add coriander, cashew nuts and prawns and cooked until prawns are done. Sir in chillies if using and serve. We served with rice.


  1. The shrimp paste that you added - is it dry or wet type?

  2. The shrimp paste is wet and can be found at asian markets. Hope this helps!