If you've ever wanted to learn how to make peri peri chicken, this recipe is for you. It is a lunch and dinner favourite and will leave your mouth watering just making it.
The kid's call it Mommy's Nando's Peri Peri Chicken.
Step 1. Cut up between 10 - 12 Birds Eye Chilli's
If you looking for a milder Peri Peri cut up between 3-6 African red-eyed chilli's. You could use Thai Red Chilli's, they a little less spicy and you can get them at just about the supermarket. You might need to add a little more to give it a punch
Step 2. (Optional) Cut up 5 serranos ripe Mexican chilli's
This is nice a have to for your Peri Peri sauce, but not needed. It balances the flavour out nicely with the red chillis:)
Step 3. Add 2-3 bay leaves fresh or dried :)
Step 4. Add 10-13 fresh garlic cloves
Step 5. Add sea salt as needed
Step 6. Add a teaspoon of smoked paprika
Step 7. (Optional) Add some lemon juice
Tip to get more lemon juice our of you lemon, place in the microwave for 15 - 30 seconds, you'll get more juice. Lemon juice is not really needed for peri peri sauce but it gives some nice flavour.
Step 9. Blend into a nice smooth paste
Step 10. Mix the chicken with the peri-peri sauce
Chef Varun Inamdar, strips the chicken of all skin and fat before mixing it with the peri-peri sauce.
Step 11. (Optional) Heat a few coals on the stove
Heat a few coals until red hot on a gas stove or on your Weber. Again this is an optional step
Step 12. Add coal to a small silver bowl and place in the marinaded chicken bowl
Step 13. Smoke and Marinade the chicken for 30 minutes
If you not going to smoke the chicken, let the chicken marinade for at least 30 minutes
Step 14. Fry Or BBQ/Braai Peri Peri Chicken
You can either fry or BBQ (aka Braai) the chicken
Step 15. Dip the parsley (optional) in the marinade and baster the chicken
You can use parsley or simply baster the chicken with the marinade on the pan or the BBQ.
Step 16. Enjoy your Peri Peri Chicken
Hope you enjoyed going through the recipe. Below is the video for your reference on How To Make Chicken Peri Peri