Portuguese Chicken with Piri-piri Sauce

Portuguese Chicken with Piri-piri Sauce

Piri-piri is a Swahili word for "pepper pepper", and is also known as African Bird's Eye chilli. It is the predominant ingredient in making piri-piri sauce - a tangy, garlicky, fiery hot chilli sauce that is popular in South Africa cuisine. If you didn't know already, piri-piri chicken (also known as Portuguese chicken) originated in Mozambique (some say Angola), which were former Portuguese colonies. Hence, the influence of spicy Portuguese cooking found its way into South African cuisine.

Ingredients

  • Portuguese Roast Chicken with Piri-piri Sauce
  • Adapted from BBC Food
  • Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken (about 1.2kg), butterflied (alternatively, use whole chicken legs)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the piri-piri sauce:
  • 6-12 fresh red chillies, depending on how hot you want it
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp oregano (optional)
  • ½ tbsp paprika
  • 100ml/3½fl oz olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
Read the whole recipe on To Food with Love