Recipe:  Chicken Peri-Peri

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If you like grilled chicken and love the spice, this is definitely a must-try recipe!!

The word Peri Peri comes from the Swahili word Pili Pili which stands for pepper/spicy chilli. So this dish is normally most enjoyable spicy. But of course you can always adjust the amount of chilli to suit your personal taste.

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Chicken 1 kg

For the piri-piri sauce:

  • 6-12 fresh red chilies,
  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tbsp red chili powder
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 50ml vinegar


  1. To make the piri-piri sauce, preheat the oven to 180C. Place the chilies on a roasting tray and roast them for 10 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool, then place in food processor and blend to a fine paste.
  4. 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.
  5. Skewer the marinated chicken and grill till done.