Piri-Piri Chicken

spicy Portuguese chicken
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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
1 Chicken about 2kg
For the piri-piri marinade
2 Hot chilli pepper dried
100 ml Red wine vinegar
6 red Chili pepper chopped
6 cloves Garlic
2 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Dried oregano
1 tsp Dried thyme
1 tsp Caster sugar
2 Lemon juiced

Nutritional information

353
calories
20g
fat
2g
carbohydrates
42g
protein
1g
sugar
1g
fiber
Ingredients
  • For the piri-piri marinade

Piri-Piri Chicken

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Piri-Piri Chicken is a spicy Portuguese chicken dish which is popular in all parts of the country. On my first day in Portugal, the receptionist at our hotel told us about a restaurant nearby which served the most legendary piri-piri chicken. We went along for dinner that night and the chicken was sensational! I asked for the recipe which the waiter provided and this chicken dish has been a firm favorite in my house since!

Start by making a spicy marinade from chilis, herbs and spices. Using a small knife, score the chicken all over with 1 cm deep cuts. Make sure you slice into the legs and the underside of the chicken. Rub in the marinade all over the chicken and leave to marinate for a minimum 4 hours. Roast in the oven and crank up the heat for the final 30 minutes or so. Enjoy the chicken with your favorite side dishes. 

To make my version of Piri-Piri Chicken, you will need the following ingredients:

Piri-piri chicken Recipes–Homemade Piri-piri chicken–Easy Piri-piri chicken

Steps to make Piri-Piri Chicken

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Done
2

Cook chillies in vinegar

Place 2 dried chilis and 100 milliliters of red wine vinegar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and leave the chilis soaking in the vinegar until cold.

2
Done
3

Make marinade

Place 6 red chilis, 6 cloves of garlic in a food processor with the soaked dried chilis and vinegar. Blitz until combined before adding 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon each of oregano, thyme and sugar, a pinch of salt and the juice of two lemons. Blitz until you have a paste and set to one side.

3
Done
4h

Marinate chicken

Place the chicken in a shallow roasting dish. Using a small sharp knife, score the meat all over with 1 cm deep cuts. Add the marinade to the chicken and rub it into each of the cuts. Cover and chill the meat for a minimum 4 hours. Ideally leave it overnight.

4
Done
5

Heat oven

Preheat the oven to 355 °F.

5
Done
1h 35m

Roast chicken

Roast the chicken for one hour at 355 °F before turning the heat up to 425 °F to cook for the final 35 minutes.

6
Done
30

Rest for 30 minutes

Remove the cooked chicken from the oven and leave to rest for about 30 minutes.

7
Done

Serve

Serve the Portuguese style chicken with some of your favorite side dishes such as homemade wedges or baked potatoes, coleslaw, some buttered corn or chili & mint peas.

My Piri-Piri Chicken is an authentic taste of Portugal. Hot and fiery from the chili marinade. Try it soon and come back to let me know how you get on.

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Athina

Really awesome! Very delicious!

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