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.
Fresh red hot chilli peppers-6 or 10
Red chilli powder-1 tbsp
Fresh or dried oregano-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
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.