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Piri Piri Chicken

by J Something


  • Two whole baby chickens (spatchocked)
  • Coarse salt to rub
  • Ground black pepper to rub

Piri-Piri-ChickenFor the Marinade:

  • 2 cups good olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Juice of one lemon, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tsps onion powder
  • Good sprinkle of Aromat
  • 2 red chillies, chopped
  • Few dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsps paprika
  • Generous glug of good quality piri piri sauce


  • Rub both chickens with coarse salt and ground black pepper
  • Place all the marinade ingredients together in a large baking dish and mix well to combine
  • Place both chickens in the marinade and allow them to rest for at least one hour
  • Place the chickens on the braai, turning every now and then, until cooked through
  • One the chickens are cooked, remove them from the braai and toss them in the basting sauce. Coat well, return them to the braai and cook until the basting sauce has browned and set. Turn the chickens to brown them all over.

Serve the whole chickens straight from the braai.