Total 1 hour and 55 minutes
Active 55 mins
Makes 6 servings
There is a large Portuguese community in our area, and this is how I first learned about chicken piri piri. I had this classic dish at a barbecue and fell in love with the combination of spice and acidity. I love to cook chicken, but sometimes it can feel plain. In this version of the dish, the lemon, vinegar, and spices bring so much flavor to the meat, and the use of red pepper flakes instead of the traditional piri-piri chiles makes it easy to put together. It’s a fun recipe to make on the grill, but it’s also simple to make in the oven if you’re feeling like a cozy meal at home, so I’ve given instructions for each method below.
TIP: Baste often to infuse the chicken with flavor.