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Piri Piri Chicken (lots of pix)

This is my most favorite Steven Raichen recipe...it's intended for chicken wings, but tonight I grilled a whole spatchcock chicken with the marinade and glaze...  Piri Piri Chicken Wings

Last night, I knew I had to do something with this small, all natural, hormone-free chicken.  It donned on me that I had ginger....had cilantro....onion....lemon juice....hot sauce....garlic....I was set!  So last night, I used the food processor and whipped up the marinade.  Then poured it on the chicken, worked the marinade over and under the skin, and marinaded it for about 20 hours or so covered in the fridge. 

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Set the BGE for a raised, direct cook at around a 375 deg f dome temp. 

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Let it go until the internal temp of the chicken reached 175 deg in the legs and thighs, and 162 deg in the breasts.

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Cut it all up, then glazed it once it was plated.  Recipe works just fine on a whole chicken as it does on wings.  :)

 

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Our last coupla whole chickens have been All Natural and Hormone-Free...  I think we will buy these from now on.  They are much smaller than those chickens at Wally World that are the size of small turkeys.  They seem to stay so much more juicy as well.  And they taste much better in our opinions...almost "richer" and more "delicate" if that makes sense?  I dunno how to explain my brain sometimes.  ;)  Anywho...this recipe is killer.  Highly recommended.  :D  

 

 

 

 

Comments

  • Nothing like Portuguese chicken! Nice

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,910
    Never thought to do it with a whole bird! Thanks  =D>
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,585
    Looks fantastic Dyal. What is on the menu for valentines day?
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,710
    Thanks, fellas'!  @Chubbs, gonna do a heart shape pizza and maybe a heart shaped cookie.  :)  Hopefully impress the Mrs.   :x
  • Very cool.  I love peri peri.  These are dried peppers from my own plant.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,710
    I actually didn't use piri piri sauce.  I used to be able to get the Nando's from World Market, but they discontinued it locally for me.  :(  So I've just used Crystal's Hot Sauce the last coupla times.  I gotta try growing my own peri peri peppers. 
  • Dyal_SC said:
    I actually didn't use piri piri sauce.  I used to be able to get the Nando's from World Market, but they discontinued it locally for me.  :(  So I've just used Crystal's Hot Sauce the last coupla times.  I gotta try growing my own peri peri peppers. 
    Go to the Dichicko's Peri Peri Cafe site, and buy a pound of dried peppers.  Lifetime supply.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,710
    Thx, Doc! Will do...
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,069
    Dyal_SC said:
    Thanks, fellas'!  @Chubbs, gonna do a heart shape pizza and maybe a heart shaped cookie.  :)  Hopefully impress the Mrs.   :x

    You're so gay! Just ignore me, I'm bitter cuz my wife is halfway across the planet. Hope it impresses. Always wondered how that would work on a whole chicken. Looks like it turned out great.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,130
    Nice! I love the heat, so a piri piri sauce/marinade is on my list of to-do's.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,710
    Griffin said:


    Dyal_SC said:

    Thanks, fellas'!  @Chubbs, gonna do a heart shape pizza and maybe a heart shaped cookie.  :)  Hopefully impress the Mrs.   :x
    You're so gay! Just ignore me, I'm bitter cuz my wife is halfway across the planet. Hope it impresses. Always wondered how that would work on a whole chicken. Looks like it turned out great.



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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,710
    Just messin', Griffin. ;) Hope you and Stacie get some normality with your schedules soon. :)
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,069
    edited February 2013
    @Dyal_SC - ouch. That hurts. ;) I'll just numb it with some whiskey. :D

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,542
    Dichicko Peri peri sauce is available at the fresh market. Just FYI.

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    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,542
    Griffin said:
    @Dyal_SC - ouch. That hurts. ;) I'll just numb it with some whiskey. :D
    There are cheaper ways to numb it than with whiskey. Try some Orajel; it has a lidocaine derivative in it.
  • Nice cook!  That sauce sounds amazing.. gonna try it, thanks! 
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