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Galinha à Africana (Portuguese Chicken)

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“Ironically in Portugal and former colonies, the dish is known as Galinha à African or African chicken since it uses African inspired ingredients, while we call it Portuguese chicken since it was the Portuguese that brought it to the world.”
4hrs 30mins

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  1. To make the piri piri sauce, put the peppers, dried and fresh chillies, red wine vinegar, garlic, paprika and coriander into a food processor. Add enough olive oil to make a loose paste.
  2. Spread the piri piri over the chicken and marinate overnight.
  3. Set the BBQ or griddle pan to hot and cook chicken both sides until crispy and brown.
  4. While cooking, heat the remaining marinade in a small saucepan to use as additional sauce.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped fresh coriander and serve with lemon wedges, extra sauce and crusty bread.

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