5 from 2 votes
Peri Peri Chicken on a white background with lemon and aioli in the background
Peri Peri Chicken Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
21 mins
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 26 mins

You may think you have had the best Peri Per Chicken in the past, but this dish is AMAZING! All the tang, flavour and just enough heat to keep you coming back for more.

Course: Main
Cuisine: African, American, Brazilian, Portuguese
Keyword: Aioli, Chicken, Cleaning Thermomix, Nando, Peri-Peri
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 387 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
  • 20 g garlic
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 1 long red chilli
  • 1-2 birdseye chilli
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • 1 orange juice only
  • 45 g vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp smokey paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 drops red food colouring
  • 1.2 kg chicken pieces skin on and bone in place
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Place garlic, peppercorns, lemon zest, long chill and birds eye chilli in TM Bowl. Chop 5 sec/Speed 9

  2. Add lemon juice, orange juice, oil, sweet and smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano and red food colouring, (if using)to TM Bowl. Combine 10 sec/Speed 5.

  3. Pour the marinade into a large ziplock bag.

  4. Add the chicken pieces to the marinade and refrigerate for one hour.


  5. Pre-heat oven to 200°C. Line a roasting tray with baking paper.

  6. Pour the contents of the ziplock bag into the roasting dish. Arrange the chicken so the skin is facing up. Bake 45 minutes

  7. Once the chicken is cooked baste the skin with any residual cooking liquid from the roasting pan.

  8. Serve immediately with cooking liquids.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Conventional Cooking Method:

To cook Peri Peri Chicken without a Thermomix simply add all the marinade ingredients (not the chicken) to a high powered blender or food processor. Blitz until the sauce is combined.

Continue to the next step of adding the marinade to a ziplock bag with chicken pieces and refrigerate.

Cooking Peri Peri Chicken Thigh Fillets

Place on the prepared baking tray and cook for 20 minutes at 200 degrees. 

Nutrition Facts
Peri Peri Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 486mg20%
Potassium 388mg11%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 803IU16%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.