Piri Piri Chicken

Ariel view of the served piri piri chicken.
Recipe Origin Mexico
Rating
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Servings 6
Preparation 25 min 00:25
Cook 12 min 00:12
Ready in 37 min 00:37
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Grill
Ingredients Chicken Meat
Equipment BBQ Grill Skewers
Recipe Type Appetizer Hand Food Lunch
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Ariel view of the served piri piri chicken.

Piri Piri Chicken

These scratch-made grilled Piri Piri chicken skewers will add a bit of heat to your next backyard barbecue or camping trip.

A Portuguese classic preparation that uses a homemade sauce using chillies originally sourced from their colonies of Mozambique and Angola. Peri-peri refers to the fiery red chillies which are commonly used in Portuguese cuisine.

Chicken thighs work best in this recipe as they have more fat and make them handle the grilling process a little better but you could also use chicken breasts if you are careful with the cooking process.

Ingredients

Homemade Piri Piri Sauce

4 small chilies, seeded and finely chopped

1 lemon, juiced

2 cloves garlic

1/2 cup coriander (cilantro), chopped

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon freshly milled black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

Piri Piri Chicken

500g (2 pounds) skinless chicken thighs

1/2 cup coriander leaves

1 lemon wedged

1/2 cup semi dried tomatoes

Equipment

grill

6 skewers

Recipe Directions

  1. Chopp as finely as possible the chillies, garlic, and coriander. Place in a bowl along with the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Alternatively, place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until well combined and smooth. Cover and chill until needed.

  2. Cut the chicken into 2cm (1 inch) pieces and combine with 3 to 4 tablespoons of the peri peri sauce, then cover and refrigerate to marinade for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat a grill (best results if charcoal) to medium-high heat.

  4. Place about 6 chicken pieces on to each of the 6 skewers neatly then set aside until required.

  5. Cook the Piri Piri chicken skewers on the preheated grill turning and lightly basting until fully cooked but moist. About 12 minutes.

  6. Present the skewers with a little coriander, lemon wedges, semi-dried cherry tomatoes, and a side dish of remaining Piri Piri sauce.

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Recipe Origin Mexico
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 6
Preparation 25 min 00:25
Cook 12 min 00:12
Ready in 37 min 00:37
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Grill
Ingredients Chicken Meat
Equipment BBQ Grill Skewers
Recipe Type Appetizer Hand Food Lunch
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