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Peri Peri Chicken

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Total Time:
50 mins
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
Course: Main Recipe
Technique: Grill Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Chicken - 1 kg
  • For the piri-piri sauce:
  • 6-12 - Fresh red chilies
  • 1 tbsp - garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp - Salt
  • 1/2 tsp - Oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp - Paprika (or red chili powder)
  • 100 ml - Olive oil
  • 50 ml - Red wine Vinegar

How to Make

  • To make the piri-piri sauce, preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Place the chilies on a roasting tray and roast them for 10 minutes.
  • Cool and roughly chop the chilies. Place the chilies, garlic, salt, oregano, paprika, olive oil and vinegar in a saucepan, and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Allow the mixture to cool, then place in food processor and blend to a fine paste.
  • Place the chicken in a sealable plastic bag.
  • Add half the piri-piri sauce, spreading it evenly over the chicken.
  • Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hour.
  • Skewer the marinated chicken and grill till done.
  • Chef’s tip: If you don’t find paprika then use red chili powder.