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Chicken Piri-Piri

Categories: Spicy
Type: Main Dishes

Portugal's favorite chicken is really hot and spicy

Prep Time: prep 20 mins, plus cooling and marinating

Cooking Time: cook 1 hr 15 mins

Serves: makes 4 servings


  • 1 chicken, about 3 1 / 2 lb ( 1.6kg)
  • 6 fresh hot red or green chiles
  • 1 / 2 cup olive oil
  • 1 / 4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp hot paprika
  • 1 / 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
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  1. Preheat the oven to 375癋 (190癈). Spread the chiles on a baking sheet. Roast about 15 minutes, until shriveled. Let cool, then remove the stalks from the chiles. Combine the whole chiles, oil, vinegar, paprika, oregano, garlic, and salt in a saucepan. Simmer over low heat for about 3 minutes. Let cool. Pur閑 in a blender.
  2. To butterfly the chicken, use kitchen shears to remove the backbone of the chicken. Press down on the breastbone to spread out the chicken. Transfer the chicken to a nonreactive dish. Coat the chicken with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400癋 (200癈). Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on a baking sheet, skin side up. Roast about 1 hour. Serve hot.
  • prep 20 mins, plus cooling and marinating; cook 1 hr 15 mins

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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