A quick and easy Peri Peri Chicken from my kitchen. This is my version and prepared with homemade peri peri sauce/marinade. If you love spicy chicken than this is a must try recipe.

The word Peri Peri comes from the Swahili word Pili Pili which stands for pepper/spicy chilli. It is a spicy dish with roots in both Africa and Portugal.

This delicious, moist and succulent chicken has a spicy marinade. The peri peri sauce is made from scratch all at home. You can increase the chillies to make it more hot hot and hot 😜😜. You can also use the ready made store bought peri peri powder or sauce if you can’t made the marinade at home.

I have made this in microwave in microwave cooking mode. You can bake/grill it or if you don’t have a oven you can do it in a pan over the gas top.

This lipsmacking, juicy, tender and tasty chicken is being served with fresh veggie salad with the awesome crunch coming out of the fresh veggies. You can even serve it with french fries, tossed veggies or grilled veggies.

Peri Peri Chicken is very close to my heart for few reasons. It is one of my favourite dish, loved by my families, loved by most people whenever i shared this recipe and most importantly this is one of my winning recipe.

More Chicken Side Dish And Starters Recipe You Might Like:

Chicken With Dry Bamboo Shoot – Naga Style

Bhut Jolokia Grilled Chicken
Chicken Drumsticks Fry
Chicken Masala Fry
Crispy Fried Chicken
Pizza Stuffed Meatloaf
Cheesy Chicken Fritters
Spicy Mango Chicken Wings
Stir Fry Chicken With Banana Flower
Steamed Chicken Wrapped in banana Leaf
Tandoori Chicken Oven Baked
Chicken Pakora / Chicken Fritters
Baked Whole Chicken Leg
Pan Baked Chicken Leg
Chicken With Potato Masala Fry
Spiced Fried Chicken
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You can also try some of my other favourite Indian Chicken Curries:

Easy Chicken Curry
Chettinad Chicken Currry
Amsu – Naga Chicken with rice flour
Black Pepper Chicken – Semi Gravy
Chicken Kola Urundai Kuzhambu / Minced Chicken Balls Curry
Naga Chicken Curry with bamboo shoot & greens
Pepper Chicken Gravy
Butter Chicken

All of the above recipes are super easy to prepare, ready in no time, and will never disappoint you.

So let’s get started with the recipe and learn how to cook peri peri chicken at the comfort of your own home. Do share your thoughts about the recipe with me here.

Preparation Time : 1 hr 15 mins
Cooking Time : 20-25 mins
Serves : 3

Ingredients to make peri peri chicken:

Chicken Drumsticks – 500 gms
Red Capsicum – 1 chopped
Red Bird Eye Chilli – 5
Garlic – 5 cloves
Red Chilli Powder or Paprika – 2 tbsp
Black Pepper Powder – 1 tbsp
Vinegar – 2 tbsp
Oregano – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil – ½ cup

How to make peri peri chicken in microwave mode:

Take the chicken and make slashes on both sides. Pat them dry with kitchen towel and keep aside.

In a blender take all the ingredients except chicken and blend it into a fine paste.

Pour the paste over the chicken and mix well. Rub the paste all over the chicken nicely and marinate them for atleast 1 hour.

The longer marination the better.

In a grill tray lay the chicken in single layer. Microwave in combination mode (microwave+grill) for 20-25 mins.

Turn them over midway every 5 mins. Rub the chicken with the left over paste in between the cooking.

Take it out and serve it with the salad.

How to make peri peri chicken in Oven (OTG):

Preheat oven to 180°C. In a grill tray lay the chicken in single layer and grill them for 20 mins basting the chicken with the leftover marinade in between the cooking.

Turn them over midway every 5 mis. After 20 mins increase the temperature to 200°C and grill them for 5 mins each on both sides.

Well, if you make this peri peri chicken, please do leave a feedback in the comments box below or snap a photo and tag Akum Raj Jamir on Facebook and akumrajjamir on Instagram with hashtag #atmykitchen. I would love to see your creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you.

Happy cooking!

Love Akum

About Akum Raj Jamir

Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺

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