Portuguese Piri-Piri Chicken

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Fresh chicken pieces

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tbsp olive oil

Jacoub’s Piri Piri Seasoning

Lemon wedges, to serve


1. Place chicken into a glass or ceramic dish.

2. Combine vinegar, oil and Jacoub’s Piri Piri Seasoning in a bowl. Pour over the chicken and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 2 hours to develop the flavours.

3. Preheat covered barbecue on medium. (Alternatively, preheat oven to 200C.) Cook chicken on grill for 5 mins each side or until golden brown. Transfer to a roasting pan. Cook in covered barbecue or oven for a further 40 mins or until brown and juices run clean when chicken is pierced with a skewer. Set aside, covered, for 10 mins to rest.

4. Cut chicken into portions and serve on a platter with lemon wedges.

Pro Tip

Start with the skin facing up, on the edge of the grill so you don’t burn the skin.