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Piri Piri Chicken

Embark on a fiery culinary journey with our Spicy Bliss—Piri Piri Chicken. This dish, inspired by the vibrant flavors of Portuguese and African cuisine, features succulent chicken marinated in a zesty Piri Piri sauce. Grilled to perfection, the result is a symphony of heat, citrus, and smokiness that will tantalize your taste buds and transport you to the sunny landscapes of Portugal and beyond.
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The Story

Piri Piri Chicken is a tantalizing dish that takes its inspiration from the bold and spicy Piri Piri sauce. The chicken is marinated in this flavorful sauce, which combines fiery chili peppers, citrusy lemon, aromatic garlic, and a touch of smokiness. Grilled to perfection, the Piri Piri Chicken boasts a crispy exterior and juicy, flavorful meat, making it a must-try for those who love a bit of heat in their culinary adventures.


4 chicken leg quarters
1/2 cup Piri Piri sauce (store-bought or homemade)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Salt and black pepper to taste
4 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 20 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 25 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



In a bowl, combine Piri Piri sauce, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, smoked paprika, dried oregano, brown sugar, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.


Pat the chicken leg quarters dry with paper towels.


Place the chicken in a large resealable bag or a shallow dish.


Pour the Piri Piri marinade over the chicken, ensuring it is well-coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight for maximum flavor.


Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.


Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess to drip off.


Grill the chicken leg quarters for approximately 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally, until the skin is crispy and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).


Baste the chicken with any remaining marinade during grilling for added flavor.


Remove the Piri Piri Chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

Tips for this recipe

Adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or fewer chili peppers to the Piri Piri sauce. Serve Piri Piri Chicken with a side of grilled vegetables, rice, or a refreshing salad to balance the heat.

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