Piri-piri chicken with spicy rice

Piri-piri chicken with spicy rice

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 55 mins

Easy

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

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal606
  • fat25g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre3g
  • protein35g
  • salt1.2g
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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
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 peppers, any colour, deseeded and finely chopped
    Peppers

    Pepper

    pep-iz

    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • ½ bunch spring onions, sliced, white and green parts separated
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 4 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 250g cooked rice
    Rice

    Rice

    r-eye-s

    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • vegetables or salad, to serve (optional)

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.

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angelfiesta
5th Mar, 2013
Hi would love to make this sounds delish. Any idea where I can buy the piri piri marinade. Thanks
trevorbr
23rd Jun, 2013
Buy Nandos piri piri from any supermarket.
chamsamalini
4th Mar, 2013
4.05
Delicious recipe with chicken. The roasted drumsticks are tempting.
megsdev
28th Feb, 2013
1.05
oops - can't get the stars to work. I'd give it 4*
megsdev
28th Feb, 2013
1.05
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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