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How to cook Peri Peri Chicken

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How to cook Peri Peri Chicken

How to cook Peri Peri Chicken

Peri Peri chicken also called Piri Piri Chicken is a traditional Portuguese dish.

This dish was introduced in Angola and Mozambique when the Portuguese settlers came with Chili Peppers or what they call, Piri Piri.

This chicken dish is covered in chili based sauce along with other seasonings before grilling them. It is best served with steamed rice or dinner rolls

You can make your own piri piri sauce or peri peri sauce from scratch from the comfort of your kitchen with this recipe.

FAQs

Can you mix in other peppers for this recipe?

Yes! You can use extremely spicy chili peppers like scotch bonnet peppers, jalapenos, and habanero peppers in addition to bird eye pepper

What is peri peri sauce made of?

The peri peri sauce is made of hot chili peppers, jalapenos, lemon, vinegar, herbs, and spices. It can be used as a marinade, dip, or sauce.

Do you marinate the chicken before cooking?

The answer is yes! For the best result marinate your chicken for at least 4 hours or overnight before cooking.

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RECIPE INGREDIENTS

4 pieces birds eye chilli

3 mixes chillies 

1/2 teaspoon ground bay leaf 

1 teaspoon salt

4 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon chilli flakes

1 tablespoon Oregano

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tablespoons vinegar

1 large red bell pepper roughly chopped

1/2 cup vegetable oil 

4-6 pieces Chicken drumsticks

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO COOK PERI PERI CHICKEN

Prep: Wash and clean chicken. Place in a large bowl.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and garlic.

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Pour the lemon mixture over the chicken and coat on every side. Season the chicken with salt; cover it and let it sit on the kitchen counter for about 30 to 60 minutes.

 

Peri Peri Sauce: In a food processor or blender, combine chilies and garlic, vinegar, bay leaves, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Pulse the mixture until blended. Add oregano and oil, then process until it’s smooth and completely combined.

You can also add a little sugar for a bit of sweetness in your sauce(Optional)

Marinate Chicken: Pour your peri peri sauce over chicken.

Cover the bowl with a cling wrap or place the chicken in bowl with lid and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight

Grilling Chicken: Using a tong or fork, remove the chicken from the peri peri marinade and remove excess marinade. Reserve the marinade.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Place chicken on the grill and grill for about 10-15 minutes an each side turning occasionally on each side until it is cooked.

Or

If you are using an oven, heat your oven to 370 degree C.

Line a baking tray with foil, place and place your marinade chicken on it.  Grill this for 20- 30 minutes until chicken is juicy and tender. When it’s brown and starting to char, chicken is cooked.

Brush more sauce when needed.

Serve with fresh parsley or lemon wedges with sauce

Storage: Place leftover grilled chicken in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days. You can store your leftover chicken in the freezer for up to 4 months

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RECIPE VIDEO

 

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How to cook Peri Peri Chicken

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Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 10 grams fat

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces birds eye chilli
  • 3 mixes chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 large red bell pepper roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4-6 pieces Chicken drumsticks

Instructions

  • Prep: Wash and clean chicken. Place in a large bowl.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and garlic.
  • Pour the lemon mixture over the chicken and coat on every side. Season the chicken with salt; cover it and let it sit on the kitchen counter for about 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Peri Peri Sauce: In a food processor or blender, combine chilies and garlic, vinegar, bay leaves, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Pulse the mixture until blended. Add oregano and oil, then process until it’s smooth and completely combined.
  • You can also add a little sugar for a bit of sweetness in your sauce(Optional)
  • Marinate Chicken: Pour your peri peri sauce over chicken.
  • Cover the bowl with a cling wrap or place the chicken in bowl with lid and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight
  • Grilling Chicken: Using a tong or fork, remove the chicken from the peri peri marinade and remove excess marinade. Reserve the marinade.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Place chicken on the grill and grill for about 10-15 minutes an each side turning occasionally on each side until it is cooked.
  • Or
  • If you are using an oven, heat your oven to 370 degree C.
  • Line a baking tray with foil, place and place your marinade chicken on it.  Grill this for 20- 30 minutes until chicken is juicy and tender. When it's brown and starting to char, chicken is cooked.
  • Brush more sauce when needed.
  • Serve with fresh parsley or lemon wedges with sauce
  • Storage: Place leftover grilled chicken in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days. You can store your leftover chicken in the freezer for up to 4 months
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