Piri Piri Chicken Recipe

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This easy Portuguese Grilled Piri Piri Chicken is made in the oven and is so good! Also called “Nando’s Chicken” after the restaurant that makes this dish, this chicken legs recipe will definitely have people asking for seconds – and thirds!

Servings : 4

4 whole chicken legs, (thighs and drumsticks attached) skin-on, bone-in

Marinade for Chicken
3 tablespoons lemon juice
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt

Piri Piri Sauce
2 to 3 red Thai chilies, you can use more if you like a spicier dish
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
juice of one whole lemon
salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons sweet or smoked paprika
¼ cup olive oil
chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Place chicken in a roasting pan and set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl whisk together lemon juice and garlic.
  3. Pour the lemon mixture over the chicken and coat all around.
  4. Season chicken with salt; cover and let sit on the kitchen counter for 30 to 60 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, chop the chillies and garlic; add to a blender or food processor.
  6. Add in lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pulse until blended.
  7. Add paprika and oil; process until smooth and completely combined.
  8. Visit Piri Piri Chicken Recipe @ diethood.com for full instructions.

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