When I was studying in Australia, the famous peri-peri chicken fast food restaurant was just right below my apartment. It was cheap and good which is a perfect student meal and I had it like at least twice a week.
Price is a bit steep in Singapore to have it too frequently but I really love it. So as usual, I explore recipes to duplicate it.
Thanks to Nomu, duplicating this recipe become a breeze.
First, I marinated the butterflied chicken bu rubbing the whole chicken with Nomu Cajun Rub.
Transfer it to a zip lock bag and leave it marinated for at least 2 hrs or best overnight.
You can prepare the sauce in advance or when you are ready to cook.
I used Nomu oregano leaves and ground smoked paprika, together with garlic, chilli padi, lemon juice, oil, bay leaves, pepper, salt, dijon mustard and blend. Tada, peri peri sauce is ready!
Preheat the oven @180 degree celsius or air fryer @160 degree celsius.
Lightly brush the whole chicken (back and front) with peri per sauce and grill for 30 mins (timing based on 1kg butterflied chicken; might be longer for bigger sized chicken).
When done, brush the chicken again with another coat of peri sauce and serve with fries or some grilled vegetablesPrint
Easy peri-peri chicken recipe that packs a punch
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 1 kg grilled chicken 1x
- Method: Oven/ Airfryer
- Cuisine: Western
1 Whole Chicken (butterflied) about 1 kg
For Marinating the chicken
Nomu Cajun Rub or any spice rub
For Peri Peri Sauce
100 ml Lemon Juice
8 Bird eyes chilli (more for a spicier kick)
8 cloves Garlic
2 teaspoons Salt
2 teaspoons Oregano leaves
2 Bay Leaves
120 ml Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Paprika powder
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
Marinating the Chicken
Rub the whole chicken with Cajun Rub or any spice rub
Transfer the marinated chicken into a ziplock bag and put it into the fridge
Allow it to marinate for at least 2 hours, best overnight
Making the peri peri sauce (can be done in advance)
Add all ingredients for the sauce into a blender and blend till smooth
Grilling the Chicken
Preheat the oven @180 degree celsius or airfryer at 160 degree celsius
Remove the marinated chicken from the fridge and coat the chicken with peri peri sauce
Grill in the oven / airfryer for 30 mins (grilling time will be longer for bigger chicken; this timing is based on a 1 kg chicken)
When done, transfer the chicken to a serving plate.
Brush the chicken with a coat of the peri peri sauce and serve. Can serve with grill veg, fries or any sides of your choice