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peri peri chicken

peri peri chicken, peri peri masala chicken

yummy indian kitchen
A quick baked chicken made by applying piri piri sauce to the chicken and baking it in the oven.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course chicken, Chicken Recipe
Cuisine Indian/International
Servings 2
Calories 513 kcal


  • 1 red capsicum/ red bell pepper. deseeded and chopped (use Serrano peppers for extra spicy)
  • 1 medium size onion, roughly sliced
  • 1 small red chili/ bird's eye red chili (can use normal red chilies)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 green chili
  • 2 tablespoon lemon extract
  • salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika powder ( or use normal red chili powder)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 chicken leg quarters


To make the sauce:

  • Take a blending jar, add red bell peppers which are roughly chopped.
  • Add sliced onion into it.
  • Add small red chili pepper or bird's eye red chili pepper.
  • Add garlic cloves, add a green chili.
  • Add salt as per taste, black pepper powder, smoked paprika powder.
  • Blend all the ingredients into a thick paste.
  • Add very little water if required to blend it into a fine smooth paste.
  • Take a sauce pan, heat it.
  • Add the blended peri peri sauce into the pan.
  • Add bay leaf, olive oil, stir.
  • Let it simmer for at least 20-25 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and lastly add lemon extract.
  • Mix well.

Baking the chicken:

  • Take the chicken leg quarters, wash them well.
  • Make cuts to the chicken with a knife. Make long cuts to both the leg quarters.
  • Apply the sauce to the chicken.
  • Apply the sauce to the front and back section.
  • Make sure the sauce is applied well inside the cuts.
  • Take a baking tray.
  • Spread aluminium foil according to the size of the tray used.
  • Place the chicken pieces on the tray.
  • Apply the sauce all over the chicken cuts and to the whole chicken leg quarters.
  • Pre heat the oven to 380° F/ 200 °C and bake the chicken for 40 minutes.
  • The peri peri chicken turns out juicy and soft from inside and out.
  • Serve hot with dip or sauce.


Nutrition Facts
peri peri chicken, peri peri masala chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 142mg47%
Sodium 187mg8%
Potassium 309mg9%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Calcium 18mg2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Vitamin A 116IU2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.