Peri Peri Chicken

Nuvita Biscuits

“This is a great spicy marinade recipe, a traditional African dish, great for BBQ. Nice with salad and fries, but I like adding it to a pita with salad and garlic Greek yogurt (3/4 cup Greek yogurt and 3 cloves of crushed garlic with finely chopped chives). Don’t go on a date though, gives you wicked garlic breath!”


  • 8 chicken legs
    1/4 cup olive oil
    juice from 3 lemons
    3-6 pcs birds eye chillies, finely chopped (adjust the chillies depending on your liking)
    6 cloves garlic
    2 tsp paprika
    1 tbsp flour
    1 tbsp tomato paste


  1. In a blender add all of the ingredients except the chicken, blend until it forms a smooth paste.
  2. Place in a glass container and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 days, this allows the flavours to develop.
  3. Once the marinade is ready rub chicken pieces with it and leave in the refrigerator for 24 hrs.
  4. Prepare a charcoal barbecue and cook the chicken regularly basting it with the remaining marinade.


Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Sonny on Mar 18, 2013

    if its Peri Peri Chicken why do some people call it Piri Piri?

  2. posted by Jenna on Mar 18, 2013

    i want to make the plain-ish nandos chicken at home, i want to re create the plainish chicken breast wraps they do, i know they sell the sauces/marinades etc in supermarkets and online but wich ones do i use to make the plain-ish one??
    thanks in advance xx

  3. posted by shahrukh on Mar 21, 2013

    I wanna use my wok 2 make sumfin really nice 4 my boyfriend. Plus i’ve got red chilli sauce,chilli and jalaeno pepper cooking sauce, bbq sauce, nandos peri peri sauce. Wat 2 cook??

  4. posted by encyclopath on Mar 21, 2013

    This food is from NANDOS:

    Mediterranean salad
    1/2 Extra hot chicken
    Regular coleslaw
    Regular peri chicken

    Thank you xx

  5. posted by Andrew S on Mar 25, 2013

    Am cooking a meal for my fiancé in a couple of days and I’m making peri peri chicken. However, I don’t know what to put with it! I don’t really fancy the usual chips & salad.. but I am looking for something relatively healthy that goes.. Any ideas?

  6. posted by Balla on Mar 25, 2013

    We’re having peri peri and a garlic roast today, I can smell it from here 😀


  7. posted by Sriram R on Mar 28, 2013

    It’s Sold In the Refrigerator Section It’s Not A Lettuce Salad Just A Tub Of Chicken Salad OR Does Anyone Have A Recipe For A Chicken Salad Just Like That One?

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