Spicy Peri-Peri Chicken Recipe

Spicy peri-peri chicken is one of the favorite chicken recipes. With the addition of sweetcorn niblets, your lunch is full packed! The sauce is a mixture of flavorful bits from black pepper to chillies. This recipe takes about 1 hour and you will surely enjoy every bite of the dish.


For Herby Peri-Peri sauce:

• 3 large garlic cloves (peeled and chopped)
• 4 red chillies (deseeded and chopped)
• 4 large sprigs fresh oregano
• 0.5 x 28 grams pack flat leaf parsley with stalks
• 1 tbsp smoked paprika
• 4 tbsp light olive oil
• A pinch of salt
• Ground black pepper
• Juice of 1 lemon


For Peri-Peri chicken and rice:

• 8 chicken thighs (skinless and boneless)
• 3 tbsp herby peri-peri sauce
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• A pinch of turmeric
• 250 grams easy cook long grain rice
• 100 grams frozen sweetcorn niblets
• Chopped fresh herbs (for garnishing)

For Herby Peri-Peri sauce:

Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
Blend well until it thickens.

For Herby Peri-Peri sauce:

Put the chicken thighs in a plastic or ziplock.
Add the herby peri-peri sauce.
Mix and massage the chicken and sauce well.
Seal and marinade in the fridge for 1 hour, recommended overnight.

Preheat oven to 180 C.

Set a griddle over medium-high heat.
Put some oil and let it heat.
Add the marinated chicken thighs.
Sear for 5 minutes on each side.
Transfer to a baking pan.
Roast in the oven for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and glaze with the marinade sauce.
Roast again for 10 minutes.

For the rice:

Put rice in a saucepan.
Cover with cold water and add turmeric.
Bring to a boil and let it cook for 10 minutes.
Add the sweetcorn niblets.
Cook for another 5 minutes.

Serve the peri-peri chicken and rice.

Spicy Peri-Peri Chicken
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OEZigA88Y8

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