Grilled Piri Piri Chicken

By on August 6, 2017 in Chicken, Grilling Recipes with 0 Comments

The whole Idea of being able to enjoy living out the back grilled piri piri chickenis to be able to enjoy the small things in life. Cooking is one of those must do things every day, and there is nothing better than getting outside and firing up the Charcoal BBQ, and cooking an amazing dish, try this grilled Piri Piri chicken recipe, which is perfect for your grill.

Grilled Piri Piri Chicken recipe

PREP: 15 min

COOK: 35 min




  • 1 chicken (about 11/2 kg/3lb 5oz)
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 red chilies, chopped (deseeded if you don’t like it too spicy)
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 3 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • lemon wedges and Tabasco sauce (optional), to serve


1. Butterfly a whole chicken by taking the backbone out and flattening it with your hands, cracking bones a bit. (this will make it juicier during cooking)

2. In the bowl of a food processor blend the garlic, chilies, salt, paprika, vinegar, parsley, and oil together.

3. Spread the mixture all over the chicken and let it sit chilled for at least 1 hour, but up to 14 hours. (you may also freeze the chicken at this stage for later use)

4. Heat your grill unit to high heat.

5. Cook the chicken skin side down first for 20 minutes.

6. Flip the chicken and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until the internal breast and thigh reach 165 F.

7. Serve the chicken with lemon wedges and hot sauce.

We have plenty of awesome grilling recipes that you can enjoy year round. BBQ Grilling is a fantastic outdoors way for you to enjoy cooking. So we hope you enjoy this grilled Piri Piri chicken recipe.

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