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I feel so sorry for those people who like to cook but don’t care about spices they use. The significance and magical effect of spices and herbs in the cooking is huge. Spices and herbs are real treasures of Mother Earth and they could transform an ordinary dish into a new world of pleasure.

Portuguese and South African chicken piri piri is a good example of a dish full of flavors. The piri piri seasoning delivered so much taste and aroma that I have already cooked pork, steaks and burgers with it.

As a side dish for piri piri chicken I would certainly serve delicious Chakalaka. Excellent pairing!

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Piri Piri (Peri Peri) Chicken

 

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lb chicken boneless chicken thighs
  • 3-4 tbsp piri piri seasoning
  • 1 tbsp turbinado sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt

 

 

Preparation

Mix the piri piri seasoning with the olive oil. Add the chicken, mix well. Marinate at least one hour and preferably overnight.

Keep in a refrigerator.

Bring the chicken to room temperature (remove the chicken from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking).

 

Grill:

Grill the chicken over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes per side. For the chicken breast increase the cooking time by 2-4 minutes.

Transfer to a dish, cover with foil and let stand for about 5 minutes.

 

Broil:

Adjust an oven rack to 6” from the heating element.

Place the chicken on a baking sheet (lined with foil, if you wish). Broil for 6 minutes. Flip over. Broil for another 4-6 minutes. For the chicken breast increase the cooking time by 2-4 minutes.

Transfer to a dish, cover with foil and let stand for about 5 minutes.

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Cook with pleasure!

 

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