Chicken Piri Piri is a dish made popular by Nandos Restaurants all over the world. Although Nandos has its origin in south Africa with a Portuguese-Mozambican flair ; Piri Piri (Swahili for pepper pepper) is actually a kind of chilli grown in Nigeria and several other African countries. Recipes for the sauce vary across the board, here is our version;
PIRI PIRI SAUCE
- 2 cups fresh basil ( Efinrin)
- ½ red onion (chopped)
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 4 fresh Peri Peri chillies ( I used dried)
- 1 teaspoon paprika powder
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 table spoons vinegar
Combine all the ingredients in a blender, puree to a smooth paste.
For my version of Peri Peri chicken, I used the sauce as a finisher. Made simple over roasted chicken using this recipe and then tossed the cooked chicken with the sauce.
Have you been to Nandos? what is your favorite thing to eat there?