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Piri Piri Chicken

Piri Piri Chicken - mildly spicy luscious chicken legs marinated with the complex flavors of Peri Peri Sauce - a very versatile and bold sauce.
Course Main
Cuisine African
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 -5
Calories 428kcal
Author Imma


  • 8 chicken legs or 2 ½ - 3-pound chicken cut up
  • 1 or more tablespoon piri-piri sauce chili sauce adjust to taste
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground white pepper
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • I lime or lemon


  • 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 marinate, 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 marinate. Reserve the marinade
  • Preheat grill to medium- high heat.
  • Place chicken on the grill and grill for about 10-15 minutes an 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.


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 660IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2.2mg