Several traditional Brazilian dishes use this chicken cut, commonly sold with or without the bones, or sliced into steaks. Cooked and shredded, it is used as a filling for several salgadinhos (Brazilian appetizer-like snacks), such as the traditional Coxinha
(mock chicken drumstick) and Empadinha (savory mini pie). It is also the main ingredient of Salpicão (smoked chicken and fruit salad) and Canja (chicken and rice soup). In Brazil, chicken breast has even made its way into traditional international preparations, less prone to change. Two examples are pizza − there’s a version combining it with catupiry − and stroganoff, which renders a milder version of the original recipe. Low in fat, grilled chicken steaks still remain as one of the most recurrent preparation in healthy menus and diet programs for weight loss.