Piri Piri Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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Piri Piri chicken couldn’t be easier and tastier. This flavourful Portuguese chicken recipe is perfect for the barbeque or can be prepared in the oven.

4-6 chicken breasts, (bone in)
4 red chillies, seeded
1 red sweet pepper, seeded
5 cloves garlic
4 tbsp red wine vinegar
½ cup olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp oregano
½ tsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp paprika
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
  1. Place all ingredients (except chicken) in a food processor
  2. Mix well until smooth
  3. Score chicken skin and prick for with to help marinade penetrate the chicken.
  4. Place chicken breasts in a dish or in a zip lock bag
  5. Pour 2/3’s of the sauce over chicken or in bag to marinate
  6. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes. If possible marinate for a couple of hours to allow marinade to fully penetrate chicken.
  7. Turn BBQ on low
  8. Place chicken in a roast pan suitable for the BBQ or wrought iron pan and baste
  9. Place on BBQ and close lid for 10 minutes
  10. After 10 minutes turn chicken over, baste and close lid for another 10 minutes
  11. Remove chicken from pan and place directly on the grill continuing to baste until grilled and cooked through
  12. Meanwhile warm remaining 1/3 of piri piri sauce in a saucepan
  13. Remove from BBQ and serve with potatoes, rice and salad and extra piri piri sauce
  14. Enjoy!
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