Tonight it’ll be chicken for our special day. We’ll eat after our wee one has gone to bed. No dining table right now but we’ll still have something tasty with it sitting on our laps.
I’ve been wanting to try a home version of Piri Piri Chicken for quite some time and today is the day. This citrusy, spicy dish is a fave of mine from our local Nando’s but I think that I like this home version even better.
I’m not sure how they make it but here is my take on this classic. I didn’t have time to babysit the chicken so I didn’t bbq it but that would intensify the flavour and give you crispier skin. I simply baked mine in the oven.
Take a whole chicken and marinate for a couple of hours in; 1/4 cup of olive oil, the juice and zest of four lemons, 2 T. crushed chillies and a whole head of garlic (yep! eat with someone you know and love well because this is garlicy).
As an afterthought I thought that a dipping sauce would be really great so I simply remade the marinade-this is a must. I could drink that sauce by itself.