This Peri Peri Chicken recipe is an easy traybake version of your favourite Portuguese chicken recipe. No need for Nandos, you can make it at home!
What is Peri Peri chicken?
Peri Peri chicken is a spiced chicken recipe, originating from Portuguese traders in South Africa. Made famous by Nando’s, it’s loaded with spices and flavour for a super tasty dinner.
What is Peri Peri chicken made of?
Peri Peri is a type of Birds Eye chilli from Africa, and traditional recipes combine it with paprika, garlic, lime juice, olive oil and honey. In this version I’m adding Oregano and Worcestershire sauce to deepen the flavour. We’ll marinate the chicken in this spice mix, then cook under the grill with corn and capsicum.
- Chicken - Chicken tenderloins, garlic, ginger, lemon, honey, chilli flakes (opt.), smoked paprika, Worcestershire sauce, dried oregano leaves, salt and pepper
- Veggies - Corn cobettes, capsicum, cucumber
- Sauce - Greek yoghurt, lime juice, smoked paprika, salt and pepper
- Serve on rice with lime wedges
What goes well with Peri Peri chicken?
We’re serving our chicken on a bed of rice with lime wedges, wedges of cooling cucumber to balance the spice of the dish, and a cool paprika yoghurt lime dressing.
Everyone’s grill (broiler) is different, so make sure you check your corn and chicken regularly when cooking to make sure it’s not burning.
- Alternative proteins - I’ve used chicken tenderloins, you could use chicken thigh or breast instead. You can also use white fish instead.
- Vegetarian - Swap chicken for white beans or chickpeas.
- Dairy Free - Swap the Greek yoghurt for half the quantity of olive oil.
- Gluten Free - This recipe is gluten free (make sure your Worcestershire sauce is GF).
- Omit chilli flakes.
- Slice chicken into fingers.
- Serve rice, corn, chicken and cucumber separately.
You will need an oven broiler or grill, a baking tray, a microwave.
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Peri Peri Chicken
- Oven broiler or grill
- Baking tray
- 2 cloves garlic
- 4 cm ginger
- 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon chilli flakes opt.
- 2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 tablespoon total for the recipe
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 500 g chicken tenderloins
- 1 red capsicum
- 3 lime
- 1 Lebanese cucumber
- 4 corn cobbettes
- ½ teaspoon olive oil
- ½ cup Greek yoghurt
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 tablespoon total for the recipe
- 450 g microwave rice
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat your oven grill and get out a baking tray.
- Peel and finely chop garlic and grate ginger. Add to a bowl.2 cloves garlic, 4 cm ginger
- Juice lemon and add to the bowl. Add honey, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, salt and pepper (opt.). Mix well, then add chicken and coat. Set aside.Option to add chilli flakes for adults.1 lemon, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, 500 g chicken tenderloins, Salt and pepper, 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
- Slice capsicum into strips. Juice 1.5 lime and slice the rest into quarters. Cut cucumber into quarter moons. Get corn out.1 red capsicum, 3 lime, 1 Lebanese cucumber, 4 corn cobbettes
- Place corn on the tray, drizzle with oil and place under the grill (broiler) for 5 mins.4 corn cobbettes, ½ teaspoon olive oil
- Make a dressing by mixing yoghurt, lime juice, paprika and salt and pepper. Sprinkle a little bit of paprika on top of the mixed dressing.½ cup Greek yoghurt, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, Salt and pepper
- Carefully take the tray from the grill. Turn corn and then place chicken and capsicum on the tray and under the grill for 10 minutes, reserving marinade. After 10 minutes, turn everything, spoon over remaining marinade and return to the grill for 5 more minutes. Meanwhile, microwave rice.1 red capsicum, 450 g microwave rice
- To serve, divide rice amongst plates, top with chicken tenderloins, corn, cucumber and lime pieces. Drizzle over yoghurt lime dressing.To serve kids, serve them rice, corn, chicken and cucumber separately.1 Lebanese cucumber