Peri Peri Spiced Hens - 12 Days Of Christmas

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Dec. 17, 2015

Peri Peri or Piri Piri is a killer blend of spices that result is the most delicious flavour. In this recipe I roasted a whole chicken, but you could also use this to BBQ pieces of chicken or wings. Red Chillies are ground and mixed together with spices, vinegar, lemon juice and fresh thyme.


Roasting chicken 1
Fresh red chillies 2 , crushed using food processor (((hot)))
Onion powder 1 Teaspoon
Coarse salt 1 Teaspoon
Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) , crushed
Paprika 1 Teaspoon
Thyme leaves 2 Teaspoon
Red wine vinegar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Olive oil 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon (((from 1/2 lemon)))
Black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
For brine:
Salt 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Water 1 Liter



In a large bowl combine sugar, salt, water and mix well to prepare brine.

Soak chicken overnight, remove and pat dry using paper towel.

Preheat oven to 350°F.



In a bowl, combine onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, garlic, red wine vinegar, crushed chiles, black pepper, salt, thyme and mix well.

Rub the mixture over chicken and allow to marinate for 2 hours.

Grease baking tray with oil and place chicken over it.

Pop into oven and roast for 60-80 minutes or until golden brown.



Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 80 Minutes
Ready In: 80 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 948Calories from Fat 609

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 68 g104.6%

Saturated Fat 17 g85%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 6463 mg269.29%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 16 g

Protein 60 g120%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet