Peri Peri BBQ Spatchcocked Chicken

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This is the end of the road for me in terms of hot summer weather but my BBQ isn’t ready to retire quite yet! We’re going to bump up the flavor of Chicken by smothering it in a fresh Peri Peri marinade and grill on my BBQ. If you don’t have a BBQ, you can sear it in a hot pan and finish it off in your oven. Last year I developed a great Peri Peri marinade and I’ve been using this recipe quite a lot as it’s gives Chicken or fish a great flavour.
The Peri Peri marinade uses the Peri Peri chillies which I have not been able to find so I’m going to use Red Hots instead . These are much larger that the small Thai red chillies and I’m just going to puree them in my food processor and blend them with some other ingredients listed before.
Interestingly enough, these chilies came from Africa and were incorporated into the Portuguese cuisine. Being from Goa, India myself, we still see the remnants of the Portuguese colonies in our culture and our food.
Peri Peri BBQ Spatchcocked Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3 Hot red fresh Chillies
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 4 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsps Thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 roasting Chicken

Instructions

  1. Puree the Red Hot chillies
  2. Add to a bowl with all the other ingredients
  3. If Spatchcocking the Chicken, follow the instructions in the video
  4. Marinate the Chicken in the Peri Peri marinade, from one hour to overnight
  5. BBQ till seared on both sides and finish in a 350 degree oven till cooked all the way through
https://kravingsfoodadventures.com/peri-peri-bbq-spatchcocked-chicken/

Peri Peri Spiced Hens

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Peri Peri Spice is one of my favourite Portuguese spices. The Peri Peri chilli was brought by the Africans to Portugal and this beautiful blend was born.  I myself have some Portuguese heritage and although I cannot claim this recipe to be authentic, I can promise you that it’s a pretty good version. This spice blend to make a delicious Roast Chicken dinner. It would look wonderful on your holiday table but would also make a great family night meal.

Peri Peri Chillies are hard to find, but I’m going to substitute these for these hot red chillies.

Peri Peri Spiced Hens

Ingredients

  • 3 Hot red fresh Chillies
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 4 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsps Thyme leaves
  • 1Ž4 cup Red Wine vinegar
  • 1Ž4 cup Olive Oil
  • Juice of 1Ž2 a lemon
  • 1Ž2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp coarse salt

Instructions

  1. 1 roasting Chicken
  2. Brine 1/4 cup each Salt & Sugar + 1 litre of Water
  3. Soak the Chicken in brine overnight, remove and pat dry
  4. Grind the chillies in a food processor and add to a bowl together with the rest of the ingredients and mix well
  5. Rub the Chicken with the marinade and leave it aside for about 2 hrs
  6. Roast in a 350 degree oven for 60 – 80 mins till the bird is golden
https://kravingsfoodadventures.com/peri-peri-spiced-hens/