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Recipe for Chicken Piri-Piri

Chicken Piri-Piri

Serves 4/6

Piri Piri Chicken leg with potatoes and lemon


  • 6/8 chicken quarters or enough legs and thighs for your number of guests
  • 6 crushed garlic cloves – finely chopped
  • ½ small tumbler of whisky
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of light olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Place the chicken into an oven proof dish and mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Pour the mixture over the chicken and marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.
  2. Place the chicken into a pre-heated oven [180 degrees] for approx. 20 minutes, turn the chicken pieces over and baste, returning to the oven for a further 20 minutes, or until cooked.
  3. Remove and present in the dish or on warm plates, spoon over the Pir-Piri sauce.

For the Piri-Piri Sauce:

  1. 1 tablespoon of olive oil; 1 tablespoon of lemon juice; 2/3 red chillies and 1 clove of garlic (all chopped and crushed). Mix these ingredients together and blend into a sauce style mixture.

Serve on a bed of ‘Cos’ style lettuce with baby tomatoes or just roasted potato wedges!

To Pair With...

Some say that spicy food goes best with beer, but try it with a refreshing, aromatic Viognier.

Bubbles help to relieve the pungency - why not have them in a rich, red wine? Try red sparkling Shiraz or good quality Lambrusco, such as Monte delle Vigne Lambrusco Selezione.

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