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Recipe of Peri Peri Chicken

Recipe of Peri Peri Chicken


Peri peri chicken is a world renowned dish, famous for its bold, vibrant and extremely spicy flavour.


  • Chicken 1 kg
  • For the piri-piri sauce:
  • 6-12 fresh red chilies,
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika (or red chili powder)
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 50 ml red wine vinegar

How to Make Peri Peri Chicken

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Place the chilies on a roasting tray and roast them for 10 minutes.
  3. Cool and roughly chop the chilies.
  4. Place the chilies, garlic, salt, oregano, paprika, olive oil and vinegar in a saucepan, and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Allow the mixture to cool, then place in food processor and blend to a fine paste.
  6. Place the chicken in a sealable plastic bag.
  7. Add half the piri-piri sauce, spreading it evenly over the chicken.
  8. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hour.
  9. Skewer the marinated chicken and grill till done.
  10. Chef’s tip: If you don’t find paprika then use red chili powder.

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