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Grilled Piri Piri / Peri Peri Chicken

As mentioned in my previous post, Piri Piri sauce is of Portuguese origin. Out of the few dishes that could be prepared using the sauce, Piri Piri Chicken has to be my favourite. One could use whole chicken or any specific parts to prepare this dish. I have used only chicken breasts. I would strongl
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Portugese
Servings 4 serving


  • 4 Chicken Breasts (appx 800 gms)
  • 3/4 cup Piri Piri /Peri Peri Sauce


  • Prepare the Piri Piri Sauce as given in this link. https://mareenasrecipecollections.com/piri-piri-sauceperi-peri-sauce-recipe/
  • Place the chicken pieces in between plastic wraps. Flatten them evenly using a rolling pin or mallet.
  • Score either sides of the chicken pieces, with a knife. You can omit this step as this is optional.
  • Apply piri piri sauce all over the chicken pieces.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour. (I would strongly recommend marinating the chicken overnight or 7-8 hours so that the chicken absorbs all the flavours.)
  • Heat a grill pan.
  • Apply a light coat of oil on the pan.
  • Carefully place the chicken pieces on it and cook on high flame.
  • When the bottom portion turns slightly brown, flip the pieces. When they start to brown, reduce the heat to low, cover and cook till it turns a shade darker. Flip and continue till the chicken is done. You can check the doneness by inserting a knife to the thickest part of the chicken. If the juices run clear, the chicken is done.
  • Serve hot with accompaniments of your choice.