Piri Piri Chicken

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 Tablespoons blended 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

Direction

Combine all the ingredients in a blender, puree to a smooth paste.

piri piri sauce

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?

knorr