how to make peri peri chicken recipe

how to make peri peri chicken recipe

There has been time when we eat one single dish again and again and that makes us feel annoyed enough to eat and sometimes we need an entirely different dish that has a super rich taste.

The peri peri recipe is very popular in Brazil and Argentina; however, folks say that the recipe has traveled from South Africa to South America continent.

The best part of the peri peri chicken recipe I like is the sauce that really has a splendid taste with just a few spices and herbs used as ingredients.

The peri peri chicken recipe takes an entirely different method to cook it and may be that is why it has a fabulous taste and fully different than to any chicken dishes. Not only cooking but also the marinating process is little different and there are only a few ingredients are used to make this peri peri chicken recipe.

On a day when you like to try a different chicken dish then you should try this peri peri chicken recipe. Although we have used boneless and with bone chicken pieces but you are free to use boneless pieces or those you prefer to eat.

how to make peri peri chicken recipe
by Swati M.

How to make peri peri chicken recipe

  • Course Main Course
  • Cuisine Portuguese, South African
  • Keyword How to make peri peri chicken, peri peri chicken recipe

If you think of chicken a boring dish then time has come to make up your mind because you need to think twice and learn how to make peri peri chicken recipe. Cook this delicious peri peri chicken recipe on a day you like to eat it as one of your favorite comfort food and you would surprise to see that it has a tremendous taste.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 638 kcal


  • 2 1/4 lbs or 500 gram of chicken
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh parsley chopped to garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius and 390 degrees F.

  2. Take a small bowl and add black pepper, sweet paprika, oregano, chili flakes, and lemon zest. Mix everything on low until it combines well.

  3. Take a blender and add the garlic with orange juice, lemon juice, and olive oil. Blend it gently to form a nice paste. Shift this to a bowl and set it aside.

  4. Take a ziplock bag and add the prepared blended paste of juices and spices. Add the chicken pieces as well and toss everything so it combines nicely.

  5. Shift the marinade into a refrigerator for marinating for one hour and for better result marinate it for overnight.

    (If marinating overnight take the marinade out of the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking so the chicken comes to normal temperature. It is very necessary to cook this way so the chicken , cooked.)

  6. Now take the chicken and marinade out of the ziplock bag and transfer this on a baking dish. Sprinkle kosher salt evenly on chicken and cook it for 45 minutes.

  7. Our peri peri chicken is ready to serve now. Transfer it to a serving plate and garnish it using fresh chopped parsley.

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