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This Portuguese piri piri chicken recipe is an authentic Portuguese dish that will wake up your taste buds.
Portuguese Piri Piri Chicken Recipe
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Portuguese Piri Piri Chicken Recipe

Portuguese Piri Piri Chicken Recipe

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3 cloves garlicJuice and zest of one lemonJuice of one orange.60ml olive oil2 tsp of sweet paprika¼ tsp of black pepperPiri piri sauce (to taste)1 tsp of dried oregano1kg chicken pieces with skin on½ tsp of salt1 tbsp of chopped fresh parsley (garnish)
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    1. Pre-heat the oven to 390 Fahrenheit.
    2. Place the garlic the lemon juice, orange juice and olive oil in a food processor until you have a rough paste.
    3. Add the lemon zest, sweet paprika, black pepper, the piri piri sauce and oregano.
    4. Mix on a low setting until well combined.
    5. Pour the marinate into a plastic bowl.
    6. Add the chicken pieces and leave to marinate for at least an hour or overnight is even better.
    7. Lay the chicken out in a baking dish, sprinkle with salt and cook in the oven for 45 minutes.
    8. Carefully baste the chicken with the pan juices and serve sprinkled with fresh parsley.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: sprinklesandsprouts.com.au


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