J.OLIVER’s PIRI PIRI CHICKEN

I have firmly decided to buy myself a new camera next week no matter how much will it cost me. If I’ll starve, so be it, I can’t work with such shitty pictures, pardon my french. Also I have (even more) firmly decided to write more and to incorporate my work experiences into new posts (how to feed a lot of people for little money, well at least for Croatia it will work, I feed cca 15 people for 25 euros and the meal includes soup, main dish: meat, 1-2 side dishes, 2-3 salads and occasionally dessert). But more of that next week when I get my camera. Today I am writing about Jamie Oliver’s (I love him so <3 ) piri piri chicken recipe, my version of it to be exact.

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For cooking you need one blender (liquidizer), a baking tray and a grill pan, and the following ingredients:

  • chicken thighs depending on how much people you’re feeding
  • salt, pepper
  • chili peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 lemon peel
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • sjuice of half a lemon
  •  2 tablespoons of white vine vinegar
  • 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tea spoon of sweet paprika
  • handful of fresh basil
  • 1 dcl of water

Preparation:

  • cut the bottom part of the thigh (a bit brutally, score it fairly) and then add some salt and pepper
  • heat up the grill pan and bake the thighs (skin side down) until it gets brown and crispy (5-10 min, depending on how many pieces you’re baking) and then turn them over and bake the bottom scored side
  • while the chiken is baking make the sauce (liquidizer): chili pepper (according to your own liking) + 1 purple onion (cut it into quarters so it blends easier) + 1 lemon peel + 2-3 squished cloves of garlic + juice of half a lemon + 2 tablespoons of white vine vinegar + 3 – 4 tablespoons of olive oil + 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika + handful of fresh basil ===> blend it and you’ll get a pink/orange sauce, try it and add salt and pepper if you want to + 1 dcl of water and whizz it up again
  • put the sauce into a baking tray, put the chicken on top of it, add some pieces of peppers (sweet ones, if you want to) and some basil leaves, bake it for 20 minutes 200 Celsius degrees
  • serve with some kind of potatoes, rice, whatever you like

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Enjoy,

T 🙂

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2 Comments

  1. November 11, 2015 / 5:34 am

    Thank you for having visited our site. You may not travel but you can cook and the photos make me hungry! And being in South Africa right now the national sauce seems to be Piri Piri, so I’m sure this dish is delicious.
    All the best!
    Frank (bbqboy)

    • November 11, 2015 / 9:59 pm

      What a coincidence 😀 I am traveling, just not as much as you, but one day when I cash my cooking skills 😛 Enjoy South Africa Frank!

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