Piri-piri chicken with spicy rice

Piri-piri chicken with spicy rice

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 55 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Use a lime-spiked spicy marinade to coat thighs and drumsticks then roast and serve with paprika rice for a cheap and healthy supper

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
606
protein
35g
carbs
56g
fat
25g
saturates
5g
fibre
3g
sugar
8g
salt
1.2g

Ingredients

  • about 4 skin-on chicken thighs and 4 drumsticks- buy a mixed pack
  • 6 tbsp piri-piri marinade (you can buy mild, medium or hot)
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 peppers, any colour, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ½ bunch spring onions, sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 4 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 250g cooked rice
  • vegetables or salad, to serve (optional)

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slash each piece of chicken 3 times, so the marinade can really flavour the meat. Pour over the sauce and leave in the fridge to marinate, if you have time. If not, mix well and arrange, skin-side up, in a roasting tin. Cook for 30 mins, then increase heat to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and cook for about 15 mins more until the skin is crispy and golden.
  2. When the chicken is almost ready, heat the oil in a frying pan. Cook the peppers and white parts of the spring onions for 5 mins. Tip in the purée and paprika, stir, then add the rice, breaking up with a wooden spoon so all the grains are coated well. Use a high heat and scrape any that sticks off the bottom so you get some soft and some crispy parts. Heat until piping hot. Scatter the green parts of the spring onion on top and serve with the chicken, and some vegetables or salad, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2013

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ma baker's picture

Just made the spicy rice,looks good and tastes good too,I took on board what everyone else was saying that it need a bit of chillies,so put chilli powder in and I'm glad I did,

DawnK's picture
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This was okay. I did a whole chicken (spatchcocked) rather than the thighs and drumsticks. It was lovely. The rice though, like others have said, needed more of a kick, it was a bit bland. Next time would add fresh chilli as someone suggested.

quiltercook's picture

This seems to be more assembly than cooking. How about explaining how to make Piri Piri sauce?

missmap's picture

This was lovely. I think I might add chorizo to the rice next time too.

blueflyer's picture

It would be great if I could print it off, whats wrong with this website?

damenga's picture

Easy to make and it tastes very good.
I agree the rice needs a "little kick".

joff01's picture
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Delicious as-is but only rated four stars as I felt the "spicy rice" didn't really hit the mark. I'd suggest adding a little fresh chilli (e.g. half a scotch bonnet or similar) to the final puree and paprika stage which will work well with the bell peppers but give a big chilli kick.

redders85's picture
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I cooked this for friends, it was so easy to make and absolutely delicious. I would recommend seasoning the rice to taste though. Also a sprinkle of chilli flakes on top gives it that extra kick.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Did the piri piri chicken but served with yellow pepper rice.
Quick and easy mid-week meal.

sarahswift16's picture
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Absoultely lovely, the rice is full of flavour and the chicken really soakes up the marinade even if you don't have time to leave it for a few hours, already made it twice since finding the recipe. Easy to make too

angelfiesta's picture

Thank you hannahd. Got one from tesco a nandos medium marinade.
Has lemon in not lime. Try tonight.

ph101aol's picture

you can get the piri piri marinade from most supermarkets. there is a nandos version, which you can get in differing spiciness!

angelfiesta's picture

Hi would love to make this sounds delish. Any idea where I can buy the piri piri marinade. Thanks

trevorbr's picture

Buy Nandos piri piri from any supermarket.

chamsamalini's picture
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Delicious recipe with chicken. The roasted drumsticks are tempting.

megsdev's picture
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oops - can't get the stars to work. I'd give it 4*

megsdev's picture
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Made this yesterday and loved it. Boyfriend's a fussy eater but he liked it too. I think I'll put something spicier in the rice to give it more of a kick but other than that lovely.

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