How to Make Peri Peri Chicken

How to Make Peri Peri Chicken

One of the fastest growing ‘Easy Chicken Recipes‘ in popularity nowadays is definitely Peri Peri Chicken. Do you want to know- How to Make Peri Peri Chicken? Let’s scroll down…

Ingredients of Peri Peri Chicken

1 kg Chicken
100 ml Extra Virgin olive oil
10 – 13 garlic cloves
5 ripe serrano chillies
10- 12 African devil red chillies
3 Bay leaves
1 tsp smoked paprika
Sea salt as required
1 lemon juice
Parsley
3-4 charcoal chunks
1 tbsp oil

Method of Peri Peri Chicken

Let’s first begin with paraffin for this I’m taking some African devil chilli which is extremely pungent, give it a rough cut and this goes straight in the grinder. I also like to use some Mexican ripe Serrano chilies. It wonderfully balances the flavor and texture of the devil’s chilli. I’m also adding some bay leaves and with this some fresh garlic cloves, a sprinkle of sea salt, some extra virgin olive oil. How to Make Peri Peri Chicken
How to Make Peri Peri Chicken
Making Peri Peri Chicken Sauce
Another hint of spice which balances the smokiness of this recipe is smoked paprika, finally, add a little lemon juice. The spice mix is ready. Let’s transfer this in a bowl. Let’s move on to marinating the chicken. I’m going to take these pieces of chicken and cut these into the desired size. Make sure you remove all the Fat and give it a few gashes. Let’s transfer the cut pieces of chicken in a large bowl and with this the Peri Peri spice mix. Make sure you mix this nicely. Because this mixture is going to be extremely pungent. How to Make Peri Peri Chicken
Peri Peri Chicken
Using Wood Charcoal for Smokey Flavor
The same barbecue flavor can also be created in your own home kitchen by a small little trick and that is by infusing this with smoking charcoal. On the burner, I’m going to place a few pieces of wood charcoal and light them up till then turn red. Let’s place the bowl in the middle of the marinated chicken pieces. A little splash of oil and immediately on goes the lid. Let this now smoke for 30 minutes. How to Make Peri Peri Chicken
Peri Peri Chicken
Fry the Chicken Without Oil
After 30 minutes, let’s hit the grill pan and quickly give another mix. I’m going to lift these pieces and carefully place them in the pan. I’m deliberately not going to use oil, because the marinade itself has a good amount of oil. Increase the flame and make and make sure this gets nice brown makes on both the side. How to Make Peri Peri Chicken
Peri Peri Chicken
Fry the Chicken slowly
Do not overcrowd the pan. Otherwise, it will start releasing a lot of moisture. Another trick to give it a nice flavor of fresh parsley. I’m just going to bundle up some fresh leaves sop these in the marinade and base the pieces of chicken. How to Make Peri Peri Chicken
Peri Peri Chicken
Let’s Plating the Peri Peri Chicken
Keep turning the pieces of chicken and make sure it nicely brown on all sides. A few more turn your Chicken Peri Peri is ready. How to Make Peri Peri Chicken