A Portuguese dish with its roots in Angola and Mozambiquepopularised in the UK by a Johannesburg-based restaurant chain, piri piri chicken may have a complicated past, but its present is crystal clear: we absolutely love it. In perhaps the ultimate sign of its success, piri piri has now been added to the list of dubious attractions at my local Texan fried chicken shop, too. Popularity, however, breeds contempt — and, even leaving aside questions of animal welfarenot all this piri piri has the vim and vinegar of the salty, sizzling stuff shoved through the hatch of your average Lisbon kiosk or churrascaria.
There is a range of sauces, marinades, salad dressings, rubs and snacks available. It has a wonderful depth of flavour with a nice touch of heat. I found the hint of tang in the sauce to be absolutely addictive.
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I have never heard of Nando before, but apparently that is a chain restaurant originating in South Africa. Piri piri sauce is of Portuguese origin and is a chili seasoning or marinade that has been around for centuries. Piri piri is the way Portuguese call this dish or sauce and peri peri is the South African way of calling the it.
A spicy North African recipe that will take your plain grilled chicken up a notch! Marinated in a spicy, zesty sauce, this Grilled Peri-Peri Chicken is loaded with flavor, gluten-free, paleo, top 8 allergy-free, and perfect for any cookout, bbq, or dinner! Because grilling chicken is the best and crazy flavor powerhouse recipes are my jam.
I absolutely love peri peri sauce and this recipe gets as close to the original peri peri sauce as you can get. I marinate chicken breasts in the peri peri sauce and grill it to give it a nice char. Your email address will not be published.
I have to confess, the spelling of this dish has really stumped me, is it Peri-Peri or Piri-Piri? Either way, this chicken packs a serious punch. The sauce is spicy and tangy and full of so much addictive flavour you will be forgiven for dipping anything from vegetables to a finger into the sauce. Most peri-peri recipes call for a spatchcock chicken a whole chicken with the backbone removedbut to save you time and the need for butchery skills, I used 4 bone in, skin on chicken breasts.
The chicken is coated in delicious marinade before being oven baked to a crispy juicy perfection. Both countries are credited with the invention of the dish, but food historians think it was invented by Portuguese settlers in South Africa. And the name, is it peri peri or piri piri?