Peri Peri Chicken – a mildly spicy luscious chicken legs bursting with interesting complex flavors from Peri Peri Sauce, Creole Seasoning, lemon, and herbs. Grilled to perfection until tender and juicy and served with a special Peri Peri sauce. Certainly, a mouthwatering chicken recipe that is amazingly good whether it's grilled or baked.
Trim chicken of excess fat and pat dry with a cloth or paper napkin. Rub with lemon, and 2 teaspoons creole spice or season with salt and pepper.
Place the onions, garlic, basil, oregano, bell pepper, and peri peri sauce in a food processor or blender, then add olive oil. Pulse for about 30 seconds until blended.
Drench the chicken with peri peri marinade, place in a zip lock bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
When ready to grill, using a thong remove chicken from the peri peri marinade and remove excess marinade. Reserve the marinade.
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Place chicken on the grill and grill for about 10-15 minutes on each side you may need to turn the chicken occasionally on each side until it is cooked all the way. Do this in batches if you have a small grill.
In a small saucepan simmer the remaining peri peri marinade and the one from the chicken for about 7 minutes. Serve with chicken or mix with chicken.
You can use any part of the chicken to grill. Feel free to use any meat you like – pork, beef, lamb, and even fish. Just be mindful of the cooking time since it varies depending on the size and meat used.
For best results, it is best to marinate your Peri Peri Chicken for at least 12 hours to fully absorb all the flavors.
Store the marinated chicken in an airtight container or ziplock bags. Refrigerate – can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days maximum. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 2 months.
Baked Peri Peri Chicken – if you’re too lazy to grill, you can just bake them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes. Or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used in the recipe.