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Chicken Piri-Piri





Yields
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Buy the chicken already cut into pieces or have your butcher cut it. It's important to bring the marinade to a simmer in step 3 to ensure that you have killed any bacteria from the raw chicken. Brush the piri-piri sauce over hot corn on the cob, drizzle it over the grilled chicken, and use it as a dunking sauce for the bread.

 2 chickens (each 3 1/2 to 4 lb.), each cut into 8 pieces
  Piri-piri marinade
 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter
  Lemon wedges
Step 1
1

Rinse chicken and pat dry; trim off and discard excess fat. Put chicken in a large bowl. Stir piri-piri marinade, pour over chicken, and turn pieces to coat. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or up to 1 day, turning chicken occasionally.

Step 2
2

With tongs, lift chicken from marinade, drain well, and lay on a barbecue grill over a solid bed of medium coals or medium heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 4 to 5 seconds; keep a spray bottle of water handy to douse any flare-ups); close lid on gas grill. Cook, turning occasionally, until skin is well browned and meat at bone is no longer pink (cut to test), 35 to 40 minutes total; brush occasionally with marinade until about 10 minutes before chicken is done. As pieces are done, transfer to a platter and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.

Step 3
3

Pour remaining marinade into a 1 1/2- to 2-quart pan over medium-low heat. Stirring occasionally, bring mixture to a simmer; adjust heat to maintain simmer. Add butter and stir until melted and incorporated; turn heat to low and stir occasionally until ready to serve. Pour sauce into a small bowl or pitcher.

Step 4
4

Garnish chicken with lemon wedges and serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 6 to 8 servings


Amount Per Serving
Calories 719Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g87%

Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 185mg62%
Sodium 560mg24%
Total Carbohydrate 4.7g2%

Dietary Fiber 0.4g2%
Protein 48g96%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.