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Peri Peri Chicken

Peri Peri Chicken
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How spicy can you get with your chicken? This Peri Peri Chicken is an African Spicy recipe, its so hot! But don’t worry, the ingredients are easy to find. Its not as if you need to travel Africa to cook the recipe. The word Peri peri actually means birds eye chili pepper. Filipino Kitchen can definitely cook Peri Peri Chicken!

Peri Peri Chicken (African Spicy Recipe)


  • 1 kilogram chicken legs and breast
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 4 bird’s eye chilli (which is called Peri Peri chilli or labuyo in Filipino)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried or fresh
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 lemon juice


  1. Marinade Chicken: 
  2. Dry the chicken with a kitchen towel and set aside. Blend all the marinade ingredients in a food processor and spread this evenly on the chicken. Transfer in an airtight container and marinate in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight. 
  3. Cooking Note: You can grill the chicken or bake it whichever you prefer feasible. 
  4. For Grilling:
  5. Place the chicken onto grill rack, cook for 40 minutes. Turning occasionally and cook until black specs on chicken. 
  6. For Baking:
  7. Place the chicken on a baking tray. Cover it with a foil. Place the chicken in the center of the oven at a preheated oven for 60 minutes at 400°F (200°C). 
  8. After 1 hour take the chicken out. If the chicken release lot of juices remove the juice from the tray. Brush or spray oil on the chicken and put the chicken in the oven again. Bake it without covering for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve hot and enjoy with Peri Peri sauce. 
  9. How to Make Peri Peri sauce:
  10. If you want to make Peri Peri sauce just double all the marinade ingredients while blended. Use half of the mixture for marinating the chicken and cook the other half of the mixture for 2-3 minutes to make Peri Peri sauce.
  11. Your Spicy African Peri peri Chicken is ready to serve.  This recipe goes well with grilled Corn and a fresh garden salad: