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Piri Piri Chicken


So how many of you have gone through the situation where you'd been out the whole day, and you know in about less than an hour your kid would howl for dinner, the husband would come in from work walking straight to the kitchen to satisfy his curiosity of the day's culinary creation. Well in 30 minutes and you can have dinner done. It's all about about getting yourself organised and working like a well oiled machine and you have one heck of a meal to treat your family to.

4 Servings
Chicken Thighs 4
Red Pepper 1
Yellow Pepper 1
Piri Piri Sauce
Red Onion12
Garlic Clove 2
Bird's Eye Chillies 1-2
Smoked Sweet Paprika 1 Tablespoon
Lemon Zest 1
White Wine Vinegar 2 Tablespoons
Worcestershire 1 Tablespoon
Basil Leaves 1 Bunch
Juice of a Lemon12
Salt and Pepper Dash
Preparation Steps
  • Get all your ingredients and equipment ready. Turn the oven on to 200C/ gas 6. Put a large griddle pan on a high heat.

  • Put the chicken thighs on a plastic chopping board, skin side down, and slash the meat on each one a few times. Drizzle with olive oil and season, then put on the griddle pan that is heating up, skin side down. Cook until golden underneath, then turn over.

  • Turn the chicken over.Slice the peppers into strips and add to the griddle pan. Turn the heat down to medium and keep moving the peppers around.

  • For the Piri Piri Sauce: Peel and roughly chop the red onion,add to the liquidizer with 2 peeled cloves of garlic. Add the chilies (stalks removed),paprika, zest of lemon and lemon juice.

  • Add white wine vinegar,Worcestershire sauce, a good pinch of salt and pepper, the bunch of basil and a swig of water. Blitz til smooth.Pour the piri piri sauce into a snug-fitting roasting tray.

  • Lay the peppers on top and put aside. Add the chicken to the roasting tray with the sauce. Scatter over the sprigs of thyme, then put the tray into the middle of the oven bake for 20minutes till cooked through

  • To serve: Get the tray of chicken out of the oven, sprinkle over a few coriander leaves and take straight to the table.

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Sanaa A'esha referred this recipe to make Piri Piri~Peri Peri Chicken