Chickens are the most common type of poultry in the world,and were some of the first domesticated animals. They are a major world wide source of eggs and meat called chicken.
The espetada is a typical Portuguese dish made usually of large chunks of beef rubbed in garlic and salt, skewered onto a bay leaf stick cooked over hot coals or wood chips. Other meats including pork and chouriço are also commonly used, but there are also other types like those made from squid but this is not a typical dish from Madeira.
The dish can be served on a skewer which hangs from a hook on a stand as it is presented to you.
Succulent marinated chicken on a skewer.
Chicken espetada is sold by the kg.