Peri Peri Chicken – Piri Piri Chicken

Peri Peri Chicken or Piri Piri Chicken is a popular Portuguese chicken recipe. Peri Peri Chicken is prepared with a marinade made with African Bird’s Eye Chilli also known as Piri Piri. Now, you know how the name came about. This recipe includes a quick recipe for the Peri Peri Sauce, however, if you need the full recipe with  pictorial illustrations, then CLICK here to view the recipe.



3-4 Chicken thighs OR Whole Medium Chicken

1/2 Cup White Wine or White Vineager

4 Tablespoons Lemon Juice or 1 Whole Lemon

5 Tablespoons Olive Oil/ Vegetable oil

10 Birds eye Chillies or 3 Tablespoons Crushed Chilli Flakes

1 Medium Onion

5 Garlic Cloves

1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika

1 Teaspoon Oregano

1 Teaspoon Black Pepper

5 Basil Leaves

2 Knorr Chicken Cubes ( Optional)


Combine all the ingredients except the chicken in a bowl, mix thoroughly. Transfer into a blender or food processor and blend till smooth. Transfer contents into a saucepan and place on low heat. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside…
Wash chicken thoroughly, then make incisions on it so the marinade can penetrate into the chicken. Coat the chicken with some  of the marinade. Ensure it is well coated….

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Cover with cling film, then place in a cool place to marinate for at least 4 hours, ideally overnight….

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When you’re done marinating, transfer the chicken onto a roasting tray, rub with some more marinade. Add some onion slices, then place in a preheated oven to roast for 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
After 15 minutes, transfer onto a roasting rack, rub some more marinade on the chicken and roast for a further 30-40 minutes; until lightly browned and cooked through…

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Important: Do not forget to turn them around while roasting for even heat distribution….


Serve with some more Peri Peri Sauce.

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That’s it! Do leave us a feedback when you’ve tried this Peri Peri Chicken recipe. It’s always a pleasure reading from you. See you in the next recipe.

6 thoughts on “Peri Peri Chicken – Piri Piri Chicken

  1. Waw as usual you did it again. The recipe was simple to follow and I took the privileg to test it on my granddaughter ‘s 1 year Birthday and it was a hug success. It was figerlicking and everyone was asking for the recipe and the compliments was overwelming . The peri peri sauce was also on the meny and it finished so fast and people were demanding for more unforturnately it was only a jar? . Am making more of this sauce during the weekend?Thank you for this blog because I love the simplicity and the great tips I always find here. .God bless your efforts

    • Your feedback put a huge smile on my face. Thanks so so much, I’m glad the recipe worked great for you. It’s pretty satisfying when people appreciate your efforts and encourage you to do more. God bless you more and you’re very welcome….xx

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