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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


Peri-Peri Chicken Instant Pot




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




  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.


  • Calories: 357