Who doesn’t love peri peri chicken???
I use jalapeño chillies for this just to reduce the heat a little for my sons but feel free to add more chilli or consider using the seeds.
I always roast two chooks, one just isn’t enough these days in my house, leftovers are great in quesadillas and nachos or topping a crunchy salad. Consider making stock with the bones, roast the chooks on the removed spines so they act as a rack and then all the bones can be used for stock, I like to make a sweetcorn soup with this stock.
2 x 1.4kg chickens, spines removed and butterflied
8 large garlic cloves
4 green jalapeños, 2 chopped with seeds, 2 chopped with seeds removed
salt and pepper
Prepare the chicken by removing the spines with poultry shears and then pressing down on the breasts to flatten.
Combine the lime juice, garlic, chilli, honey and seasoning in a bowl and then use a stick blender to process.
Pour the marinade over the chicken, cover and marinade for 6-24 hours.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Centigrade.
Lift the chicken out of the marinade and lay in a roasting tin, reserve the marinade. Wrap a little foil around the wing tips if they are on the upper side of the chicken like mine.
Slide the chicken into the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes, brushing regularly with the reserved marinade and pan juices. Towards the end of cooking, remove the foil from the wings and marinade with the rest of the chook.
Allow to rest for 10-20 minutes before serving.
21 thoughts on “Peri Peri Chicken”
Looks absolutely delicious and succulent! love that char..
Thanks My Culinary Saga! 🙂 Ros
i want that rite now…sooo tempting
Thanks theflavourista! 🙂 Ros
Looks, and sounds, amazing!
Thanks again Gouchis Girl! 🙂 Ros
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This looks great. I have never seen this before.
Thanks Cooking For The Time Challenged! 🙂 Ros
Thanks Freda! 🙂 Ros
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Thanks so much Simply Sunday’s food blog, that is very kind of you! 🙂 Ros
Wow that looks incredible! I am an absolute sucker for peri peri chicken
Thanks Emily! 🙂 Ros
Thanks thewifeyscorner! 🙂 Ros
In South Africa we eat lots of peri-peri. It is basically the national spice.
I have a great recipe on my blog for peri-peri prawns. mouth waveringly good!
I’ll pop over and have a look Nadia, I love spicy food! 🙂 Ros
Looks perfect!!! I’m drooling just typing..
Thanks Anu, that’s very kind of you! 🙂 Ros