Peri Peri Rice & Peri Peri Chicken with Sauce

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Serves 2

A truly amazing and delicious meal, spicy and wonderful!!

Ingredients for Chicken Marinade
2
boneless chicken breast
- each split in half lengthwise and each strip very slightly flattened using a meat mallet or any heavy object. Prick the chicken with a fork a few times then marinate it for at least 2 hours in the following ingredients below.
2 tbsp.
plain yoghurt
1 tsp.
ginger paste
1 tsp.
garlic paste
1/4 tsp.
coriander powder
2 tbsp.
peri peri sauce
1 tsp.
tandoori masala
1 tsp.
tomato sauce/ketchup
1 tsp.
oil
1/2 tsp.
salt
juice of half a lemon
Ingredients for Sauce
1
small onion, finely diced
1
tomato, chopped
1/2
a green capsicum/bell pepper, finely chopped
1
green chilli, chopped
1/2 tsp.
garlic paste
1/2 tsp.
peri peri sauce
(use more for spicier flavor)
1 tsp.
tomato sauce/ketchup
1 tsp.
tomato paste
salt to taste
2 tbsp. oil + 1 tbsp. butter
1/2
cup of water
2 tbsp.
cream
(optional - fresh or heavy, whichever you have)
1 tsp
corn flour
- mixed in a bit of water to form a paste
Ingredients for Peri Peri Rice
1 cup
rice
(soak and boil, then set aside)
1
small onion, chopped
1/2
green capsicum/bell pepper, chopped
2 tbsp.
peri peri sauce
1 tbsp.
ketchup
drop of garlic paste
salt to taste
1 tbsp. oil & 1 tbsp. butter
2 tsp.
soya sauce
Ingredients for Peri Peri Sauce
birds-eye red chillies
2-6
(adjust spice level to your taste….2 will be mildly spicy whilst 6 will be very spicy)
1
big red capsicum/bell pepper
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp.
paprika powder
2 tsp.
salt
1 tbsp.
oregano
1/2 tsp.
red chillli powder
1/2 cup
oil
(vegetable or olive)
5
cloves of garlic
4 tbsp.
dark vinegar
1 tsp.
black pepper
1/4 tsp.
red or orange food coloring
Instructions 

For the Sauce

Heat the butter and oil, add the onions and fry until translucent. Add the garlic paste, tomatoes, capsicum and green chilies. Cook together until the tomatoes are well-smashed. Add the tomato paste and ketchup, followed by the peri peri sauce. Cook until the mixture is thick. Add the half cup of water and simmer for a few minutes. Turn off the heat.

Grill the chicken on both sides in a 200 C oven for 8 minutes per side. Once that is done, let the chicken rest for 5 minutes, then cut it using a sharp knife to bite sized cubes. Add these cubes into the prepared sauce. Turn the heat on low, cover the pot and simmer the sauce with the chicken for 10 minutes. Adjust spice and salt. Once the chicken is done, add the corn flour paste and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly. You can add the cream now if you are using it, let it simmer for another 2-3 minutes and turn the heat off. Sauce is done!

For the Peri Peri Rice

Heat the oil and butter, add the onions and fry until translucent. Then add the garlic followed by the chopped green pepper. Fry for a minute, then add the sauce and ketchup. Cook for a few seconds, then pour in the boiled/cooked rice. Stir to make sure the rice is well coated and mixed. Then add the soya sauce, cover and with the heat on very low, steam the rice for 10 minutes.

Serve the meal and enjoy!!

For the Peri Peri Sauce

You can use Nando's Peri Peri Sauce, but this is a recipe for how to make your own Peri Peri sauce.

Blend all the ingredients of the sauce until smooth, then pour into a container and refrigerate until needed. You can make the sauce in bulk and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks and use as and when required.

 

 

Comments

hey awesome recipes... i wanted to ask about Nando's peri peri sauce, do they sell it or you can get it in the market

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Yes they sell it and it is also available in the market.

wat will b d measurements of ingdts for sauce n marination of one kg chicken?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

This works best with boneless chicken. The two breasts used in the recipe would be around 250gm. You can adjust accordingly depending on the weight of the full chicken if that is what you plan on using.

asalamualaikum im planing to make this toaday ok i have made this before n its a hiiit,now just wanted to seve with a twist,can i just make this sauce n not add the chicken cube n serve with nando peri peri chicken n fried rice.kindly advise

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W/Salaam, yes you can.

salaams,iv been trying to find the nandos peri peri chicken recipe but cant seem to find it,could you please tell me which section to look for and.and also a good nihari recipe would be very much appreciated.jazaakallah and always be happy.

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W/Salaam, it is still in the Latest Yummies section. :)

A.A. PLZ KINDLY TELL ME WHAT IS OREGANO AND WHERE CAN I FIND IT. I LOVE COOKING. EID MUBARAK TO YOU.

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W/Salaam, check at the local supermarket, it is a type of herb.

asa well i have got a wild herb peri peri sauce.will that do for chiken and even for rice?thanku

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Sure.

hey! :) this seems to be yummy! i jus wana ask sumthin. wt is tandoori masala? is it the shaan ka masala v get or wt? thanks

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It is a type of spice, gives the food a great aroma and flavour plus adds colour. Shan masala has a version of tandoori masala. I prefer Natco brand of tandoori masala, but either will do.

hey! can we bake then chciken instead of grilling it? thanks

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Hi, yes you can.

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Yes.

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Hi, yes that is fine.

Thanku. I'm making in it today ;-)

Hi..I have already got chick cubes...is it ok if I just make it with that..will it be ok in the oven pls

I made it and it turned out very nice. I made it with chips. Thanku

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W/Salaam, I guess it depends on choice. Go with one of the red ones that don't have stuff like lime and coriander etc...:)

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Yes you can although the taste will not be as authentic as the baked versions.

asalamuailkum can u please telme which peri peri sauce flavors to use as there are many flavors n its very confusing to decide that which one to get?

and also one more thing can i just fry all the stuff and make it on stove intead of using oven? will be waitng for ur reply thanks :)

peri peri sauce for rice and chicken are different?? we have to make 2 types of sauce for this recipe?? plzz clarify

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Nope, just one sauce dear.

What is dark vinegar? You mentioned it in the ingredients for Peri Peri Sauce.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Any dark coloured mild vinegar.

can i cook the marinated chicken on stove instead of grilling it?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

On the stove will not give that authentic peri peri smokey flavour but if you have no other option you can do it.

how many servings does this recipe make??

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Serves 2-3

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Asalam my dear i hve tried this menu n masha Allah it was wonderful.taste was great.hve tried mamy of ur excellent recipes.all top.u worth 2b praised.Insha Allah if u cme 2Mtius i ll welcome u n mk u special here.

Ok so thanks for the recipe. I made it today tastes good but its too much work making four kinds of sauces. I used sooo many pots in the kitchen sigh the clean up after making this is MASSIVE. To people who want to try this 1) Peri Peri sauce tastes excellent 2) JUST MAKE HUGE AMOUNTS OF PERI PERI SAUCE AND USE IT TO FLAVOR EVERYTHING! its pointless making 4 kinds of sauces(or gravy or whatever) just make peri peri sauce lots of it and use the vegetables in the ingredients list and just add peri peri sauce for flavor. Thanks for putting out this recipe!

Is dark vinegar the same as Coconut Toddy? or is it ok if u use the regular white vinegar?

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Sorry no idea what coconut toddy is. You can use apple cider vinegar.

Salam. Can you please tell an alternative for grilling the chicken?

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W/Salaam, you can fry them in a pan.

After frying the chicken, I can then give it dhooni with a piece of coal? Or is it unnecessary?
Actually I dont know how to grill. Can you also please tell me what I would have to do in case of grilling?

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If you want, you can smoke them with a piece of coal. Grilling is usually done over coal, like when you use a bbq grill. Otherwise you can turn on the top grill element of your oven if your oven has one and place the chicken under it, that too is grilling.

Salamu alaykum Fauzia,i was able to make this dish n everyone loves it. Thank u so much,may Allah reward you abundantly.

asalamualaikum can i use white vineger instead of dark vineger

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W/Salaam, yes you can.

thanks