“The lemon squeezed over the chicken gives this dish a nice flavour. Any chicken that is still on the bone can be used for this recipe. Pirri-pirri is also great for barbecuing prawns. If you want a milder heat in your Pirri-pirri, deseed the chillies. This recipe was acquired from a neighbor at one of our annual neighbor Christmas BBQ get togethers. Pirri-pirri always adds a little bite to a Barbie night.”
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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the marinade, combine the chillies, salt, olive oil, cider vinegar and garlic in a jar.
  2. Seal and shake well to combine.
  3. Place the chicken pieces in a shallow dish and pour on the marinade.
  4. Cover and marinate for 1 hour, or overnight.
  5. Cook the chicken on a hot barbecue or chargill plate or under a hot grill (broil) as close to the flame as possible, basting regularly with the marinade, for 50-60 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the skin begins to crisp.
  6. Serve with lemon wedges, corn cobs and steamed green beans.

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