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Ek het die Portugeuse kuiken bietjie mak gemaak, was heerlik, as jy van die makker soort peri-peri hou. Ek het myne met krummelpap, sweetcorn, botter, suiker en gerapserde kaas geëet.
Amanda, hare met mash potato en sy het natuurlik al die sous wat in die pan gedrup het, saam met haar mash geëet!
Flame grilled, in the oven. Peri peri hot at its best. If you want a milder version use the ingredients in brackets.

  • 1 whole, free range chicken; washed, drained, dried and spatch-cocked or cut into half or quarters
  • 6 green chilli’s deseeded and chopped (2)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons peri peri powder (omit)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Portuguese chicken spice (1)
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons brown vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Blend all ingredients together with a stick blender. The colour will change from a light cream to a light orange.
Pour marinade over the chicken and coat well, let marinade overnight or at least 3 hours in fridge.
Place onto a wire rack in a deep tray and place into a hot oven at 200°C for 40 – 45 minutes. Grill to brown.
Baste every 15 minutes; this will give you a great glistening skin with char marks.
I used a 1 kg chicken and after 30 min it was done, allowed then for resting and it was perfect.
Remove and rest for 15 minutes. Cut into portions. Drizzle with lime or lemon juice.
Serve with Portuguese rice, corn or any side dish you wish. A crispy buttered roll was good enough for us.

Recipe and Photo: Elize de Kock

One Review

  1. Elize de Kock
    Sal die resep beslis weer maak. Baie goedkoper as om die hoender in ‘n botteltjie Nandos te marineer. En lekkerder.

    Angie Manser
    I used half the sauce because in only cooked half the chicken. Kept the sauce until today and have now used the other half. Was even nicer because I left it to develop for a week. Wow what a flavour.

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