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Sunday, 3 January 2010

Peri-Peri Chicken

Preparation time: 15 mins | Cooking time: 45 mins

Once again a happy new year to all of you. I hope everyone had a nice holiday. I'm starting off my new year with a delicious Portuguese chicken dish. I apologise for not following your posts as I was busy with my family and friends.

Peri-Peri or Piri-Piri is a type of chilli found in Mozambique (Africa) described as African bird's-eye chilli. The Portuguese-themed chicken restaurant Nando's, originated in South Africa. The restaurant uses piri-piri in many of its dishes, and helped popularise them worldwide. We visited Nando's a couple of months back and really enjoyed the chicken. The recipe is quite simple and thought of making it.

Ingredients
Chicken-1kg

Marinade
Fresh red hot chilli peppers-6 or 10
Lemon juice-4tbsp
Olive oil-4tbsp
Red chilli powder-1 tbsp
Garlic(chopped)-1tbsp
Paprika-1tbsp
Fresh or dried oregano-1/2tsp
Salt to taste

Method
Cut the chicken into large pieces.

Grind and mix the marinade ingredients into a smooth paste. Rub marinade onto the chicken and allow to marinate for at least thirty minutes (or overnight if possible) before cooking. This marinade works well on other grilled meats.



Preheat the oven to 200C/390F. Transfer the marinated chicken to a roasting tray and roast in the oven for about 45 minutes, until cooked through, basting regularly with the remaining peri-peri marinade.

10 comments:

kothiyavunu said...

Love love the look of those Peri-Peri latha..Absolutely delicious looking..will try this for sure.thanks for sharing da.:)Once again Happy New Year!!

Vrinda said...

Nice and easy recipe,looks fab...

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear latha
Happy New year to you and family. This chicken looks great and very new to me, must make it soon.
I use piri piri sauce in some pasta dishes. I like that Olive oil, garlic , lemon and chili taste.
But never thought of using this way. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
Have a nice week ahead

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi latha, hope u had a great time with ur family & friends,...happy new year once again..and this chicken dish looks spicy and really delicious,never heard abt this before,interesting name as well as the dish....

Tina said...

Its a new recipe to me....Looks great..

Muraligeetham said...

yummy and delicious chicken !!

Gulmohar said...

Happy New year Latha !!! This peri-peri chicken is new to me and sounds delicious..Thanks for sharing this South African recipe :-)

Malar Gandhi said...

Chicken looks spicy and tempting...

Nostalgia said...

Happy New Year! Nice recipe...looks great.

Sarah said...

This is the first time I am commenting on your blog. I tried this out and it came out fabulous. Thanks for this recipe. I am posting it in my blog - spoonfulofdelight.blogspot.com

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