Can we just agree that chicken makes for a great snack no matter what the occasion is? Chicken tikkas, tandoori chicken or kebabs, these are just some of the most popular Indian snacks that have fans worldwide. The succulent chicken chunks laced with mouth-watering spices and cooked to perfection, have people from all age groups drooling over it. Grill, roast or fry the chicken, the spices used over it works like magic no matter what the cooking technique might be.
And Indian meals are all about spice. In fact, many regional Indian cuisines tend to believe that more the spice, the better it is! When we speak of anything spicy, peri-peri is the foremost spice that is always spoken about. Peri-peri chilli is believed to have grown in the wild in Africa for centuries and is now cultivated commercially in Zambia, Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Rwanda. It is made into a sauce which is said to have a Portuguese-African origin. The peri-peri sauce is now used across the world to spruce up countless dishes. Regular fries or baked chicken, a spoonful of peri-peri sauce can make anything a tantalising affair!
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Peri-Peri Chicken Recipe:
Here's a peri-peri chicken recipe that is a popular dish across restaurants, which you can easily make at home too!
In the recipe, chicken is marinated in homemade peri-peri sauce for about four hours before being grilled in an oven. The peri-peri sauce is made fresh with chopped, roasted and cooled red chillies, garlic, salt, oregano, paprika, olive oil and vinegar. These are simmered together on a sauce pan, cooled and blended into a fine paste. One can use red chilli powder too instead of paprika. A fuss-free, easy chicken recipe that is fiery and might not suit the taste buds of the faint-hearted!
You can use store-bought peri-peri sauce as well, but they might contain certain preservatives. It is always better to use homemade, fresh sauces. You can even control the amount of ingredients this way too.
Find the full recipe of peri-peri chicken here.
Try it at home for a weekend binge with your family at home and let us know the experience in the comments section below.