Monday, 17 August 2015

Peri-Peri Chicken


I am not saying that this Peri-Peri Chicken is the same as the one served at a fast food outlet. But what I will honestly say is that, when I tried their Peri-Peri chicken, I didn't get it. I could not appreciate the flavors. I must have left my taste buds at home.


After that maiden trip, I have since eaten at the outlet another one or 2 times. Again, the flavors did not make an impression on me. I am not saying that it is not good, it is just a matter of my own taste.


So when I came across this Easy Grilled Peri-Peri Chicken, I was quite keen to try only because it looked so good hah..hah... I can't even remember what the other chicken tasted like to make a comparison. But there is no need to compare. This one is way better. 



The marinade is made up of smoked paprika, chilli powder, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and salt. Very basic. And best of all, I had all the ingredients on hand. 


I used one whole chicken and I even took the trouble to place the chicken on a wire rack to grill. Yup, I dreaded the cleaning up but as it turns out, it was quite easy to clean. 



The smell of the smoked paprika was awesome and this Peri-Peri chicken rocks! If you are like me, not impressed with the chicken you ate at the fast food outlet, try this. 










Peri-Peri Chicken 
Recipe source : Adapted from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe

Ingredients :
- 1 whole chicken, butterflied
- 4 tbsp smoked paprika
-  2 tbsp Cayenne powder (chilli powder)
- Juice from one lemon
- 4 cloves garlic, finely crushed (I used a garlic crush)
- 1 thumb sized ginger, finely crushed (I used garlic crush)
- 2 tsp sea salt

Method :
- Mix smoked paprika, Cayenne powder, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Place chicken into freezer bag and pour marinade into the bag.
- Squish the bag to distribute the marinade evenly obver the chicken.
- Leave to marinate in the fridge overnight.
- Before grilling, bring the chicken to room temperature.
- Place chicken on a wire rack over a lined baking tray.
- Grill at 180C for 45 minutes until chicken is cooked.

48 comments:

  1. Phong Hong, I like your version if this peri-peri chicken.. First thing that comes to mind is also that fast food outlet.. Not cheap, 1 meal of quarter chicken with 2 sides and a drink cost RM20++.. I don't like the flavours at all but my colleagues are crazy over it.. I always stick to their herb and garlic sauce only..

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    1. Hi Louiz! Up till now, I don't like the one outside leh. This one taste a lot better. Cheaper too hee..hee...

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  2. I bought the bottled sauce and grilled my own - was all right but can't say it swept me off my feet. Bet yours with all your own fresh ingredients would be a whole lot nicer.

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    1. I've seen the sauce at the supermarket but since I wasn't too impressed with the taste, I was not tempted to buy.

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  3. Hi Phong Hong, your peri-peri chicken looks good. Better than Nando's.

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    1. hah..hah... Thank you, Veronica! I think so too :)

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  4. I guess I have a crocodile tongue and simple ate the peri-peri ayam at the outlets without much complaints. I always drenched it with their Flaming Hot Peri-Peri Sauce that killed all its original taste. After hearing and seeing your master piece, I believe that yours tasted 100% better and fragrant.

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    1. It's just me lah. I am sure many people like you enjoy the one at the outlets.

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  5. I'm going to try this recipe!

    Thanks PH! :)

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  6. Sounds simple and the pictures made me salivate! OK, I guess I can try this one... *when kids are back*... first, must go buy the paprika powder... :)

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    1. Yup, buy it only when you are going to cook. Or else the paprika powder might expire hah..hah....

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  7. Phong Hong,
    Hmm ... yummy ! the pictures made me drool ... I must try this too ^-^

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  8. I like the one at the outlets, so I think I will fall in love with your peri-peri chicken instead! I think the difference is the sauce they use to marinade. You made the marinade fresh, they used the pre-made peri-peri hot sauce supplied by HQ. Mass produced marinade for sure cannot beat fresh ingredients.

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    1. Really? Thank you, thank you! hee..hee...

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  9. Hi Phong Hong, never tried cooking Peri-peri chicken at home. Always eat out. Yours looks good to try....

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    1. Kimmy, hope you try. You won't regret it!

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  10. it's been a while i went to that fast food chain for their peri-peri chicken already.. the chicken is way too small and most of the time, i go to another chain for their roast chicken because the chicken is bigger, hahahaha!! wait a second, are they considered as "fast food chain"?? anyway, mention about this peri-peri chicken chain, i actually love their side dishes..

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    1. Oh ya, I also love their side dishes but not the main dish hah..hah...

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  11. of course i have never expected this to be something you ate in the fast food chain, and not surprising that you can't feel anything to their chicken, hahaha!! you pandai cooking mah, sure you can make something that suit your own taste and likely also taste even better.. at home we always use more "hoh liao" and very generous with ingredients, so i am not surprise your chicken is even better.. of course looking at the photo, we cannot tell since yours and theirs look quite the same, but only one bite can tell which is better huh?? and tell me, how many % of that chicken went into your stomach?? hehehe~~ :p

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    1. I don;t know lah. I think their marinade not ngam with my taste, that's why got no feelings for their chicken :D :D :D

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  12. let me see, the seasoning.. smoked paprika, chilli powder, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and salt.. wow, already drooling when reading that line of different ingredients for the chicken, haha.. all are very appetising spices and they are actually quite easily available in the supermarket.. but of course, i may know all those spices, i will never know how to use them to roast yummy chicken lah, even with your step by step recipe, hahaha!! it really boils down to whether one is gifted in cooking.. :p

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    1. I feel that cooking is a matter of interest. Anyone who is interested will make the effort and will be able to cook well. Eh, you also can cook mah!

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    2. I always believe you need talent to be able to cook well and I am sure PH has this talent in her

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    3. Same as SK, even with detailed recipe, I will never know how to cook like you

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  13. mmm... looks so delicious and sounds easy to bake too!

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    1. Hi Ann! Yes, it is very easy. Just marinate and then bake!

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  14. Hi Phong Hong, it is just right for me. Looks simple enough and way cheaper too. First thing tomorrow I am going to get me a chicken and smoked paprika!

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    1. Nancy, you will enjoy the chicken very much!

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  15. You grilled the whole chicken....and then cut it up? It looks good but I never cook a whole chicken coz it'll be too much to eat + I don't know how to chop a chicken....hee...hee...so, I usually use already chopped up chicken.

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    1. Yes, I did! I used kitchen scissors because I can't do it with a knife. Most of the time I prefer ready cut chicken pieces, mostly the leg.

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  16. I need to go to Nando tomorrow ....

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  17. Yum yum...time to defrost the chicken in the freezer liao

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  18. Which brand did you buy the smoked paprika? Your home cooked food looks as delicious as ever. Can you and your partner finish all these in one meal?

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    1. I used McCormicks. The chicken took 2 days to finish hah..hah...

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  19. That day I just had KFC chicken, gosh it was hard and dry, one of these days, I am going to make a complain, can I have better chicken than this, where are the days when KFC chicken was tender and juicy, but of course, this is fast food, cannot compare with restaurants, but at least I expect some sincerity

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    1. Oh, that is not good at all! I thought that staff would have ensured quality control. I have not eaten KFC for so long already.

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  20. PH, this chicken looks nice, I love any chicken dish.

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  21. Hi Phong Hong,

    Are you going to say goodbye to the fast food peri peri chicken? :p I would if I can cook peri peri chicken as good as yours :D

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe! I said goodbye to that fast food peri peri chicken a long time ago hah..hah...

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    1. Diana, thanks to you, I am loving this too!

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