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Peri-Peri Chicken Instant Pot

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Peri-Peri Chicken Instant Pot

This recipe is one that has been made famous by the Nandos Chain of Restaurants.

However, variations of the sauce have been recorded from the 15th century when the Portuguese in Africa came across the key ingredient – an African bird’s eye chilli.
Peri-Peri Chicken pressure cooker
What Peri-Peri Chicken?
The Oxford Dictionary of English notes that peri-peri as a word meaning "a very hot sauce made with red chilli peppers".

What is peri-peri sauce? Sauce made from chilis (which can be used as a seasoning or marinade) is Portuguese-African in origin - and there is a debate as to where it can from  Angola, Namibia, Mozambique or South Africa.


Key Spices and FAQ for Peri-Peri Chicken

Where did Peri Peri Chicken Originate

The consensus is Mozambique, as the sauce reflects the blend of cultures present in the country for centuries. The Dish Peri-Peri chicken slowly made its way across the border to South Africa and from there to the rest of the world.

Chilli

Chilli is a key ingredient an you can use only a little and it will make a huge difference to the overall taste. My message to you if you are afraid - is do not be - just use a very small amount to start with - you will soon learn just how much you need. 

Is Peri Peri healthy?

Peri-Peri is known to be rich in vitamins and minerals.  Also, many people say is has metabolism-enhancing properties. The green peri-peri variety has a high amount of Vitamin C. The red peri-peri tends to have more Vitamin A
Peri-Peri Chicken Instant Pot ingredients

Prepare Ingredients for Peri-Peri Sauce

It really does help to get organized by getting all your ingredients measured and organized first. 

Why - because when you have never made a recipe before - having all your ingredients ready means that you can firstly check them off against the recipe before you start so that nothing is missing. 

Secondly - as you are moving through the cooking steps it lets you focus on the dish preparation rather than jumping around looking for or preparing a missed item.

Blend The Chilli To Make The Sauce

Make the Peri Peri sauce by combining all the ingredients except the oregano to a paste in a food processor. Stir in the oregano at the end.(if you have fresh oregano you can put it in the food processor)
make the peri peri sauce
blender Peri-Peri Chicken Instant Pot

Sauce To Thin

If the sauce is too thick thin it down with a little more olive oil

Prepare The Chicken

Add a little bit of the Peri-Peri sauce to the Chicken and Marinda mixture you earlier prepared.
Peri-Peri sauce Chicken Instant Pot
cooked Peri-Peri Chicken Instant Pot

Pressure Cook The Marinated Chicken

All add some peri-peri Sauce to the Chicken Stock in the Instant Pot Bowl.

This is what that  cooked chicken looks like,

Juicy, full of flavor, very moist and tender.

Prepare to Bast The Chicken

Take out the chicken and place in a grilling/basting tray - and set your oven to grill. 

With a brush put some per-peri sauce all over the chicken 

Then put under the grill for approximately 5 mins, but watch closely so it does not burn.
basting Peri-Peri Chicken Instant Pot
Peri-Peri Chicken Instant Pot

Ready To Serve Peri-Peri Chicken

After they are nicely browned they are ready to serve. 

We served with some fries- and had the oven on while we were preparing the peri-peri chicken.

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Peri-Peri Chicken Instant Pot

Peri-Peri Chicken Instant Pot

  • Author: Rosie
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Description

Peri-Peri Chicken Instant Pot


Scale

Ingredients

Ingredients

8 chicken drum sticks

1 lemon cut into wedges for serving

 

Marinade Ingredients 

2 teaspoon salt

2 cloves garlic - crushed or grated

½ lemon juiced

2 tablespoons olive oil

 

Peri-Peri Sauce

2 chilies diced (choose what chili you want for how hot you want)

1 clove garlic

1 lemon juiced

125ml olive oil

½ cup chicken stock (put in the instant pot bowl)

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon sweet paprika

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon castor sugar

1 teaspoon dried oregano

 


Instructions

Method

  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl. 
  2. Cut some slices in the chicken flesh to help the marinade penetrate better 
  3. Add the chicken pieces and mix and coat the marinade all over- then set aside and leave for an hour in the fridge

 

Peri-Peri Sauce Method

  1. Make the Peri Peri sauce by combining all the ingredients except the oregano to a paste in a food processor. Stir in the oregano at the end.(if you have fresh oregano you can put it in the  food processor)
  2. If the sauce is too thick thin it down with a little more olive oil

Instant pot 

  1. Put the chicken stock in the instant pot bowl and mix a little of the peri-peri sauce in to add to flavor.
  2. Then add the chicken and cook on high pressure for 7 minutes and 10 minutes of natural pressure release 
  3. Take out the chicken and place in a grilling tray - and set your oven to grill. With a brush put some per-peri sauce all over the chicken
  4. Then put under the grill for approximately 5 mins, but watch closely so it does not burn.
  5. After they are nicely browned they are ready to serve. 
  6. We served with some fries- and had the oven on while we were preparing the peri-peri chicken.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 357

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