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Piri Piri Chicken

Piri Piri Chicken


  • Place a deep pan or a pot over medium heat and allow it to get very hot.
  • Cut the chicken thighs in to large pieces and rub with 1 tablespoon of piri piri spice mix, making sure it is coated completely.
  • Transfer to a pan and add the olive oil. Sauté for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden.
  • When ready, transfer to a plate.
  • Place the same pan over low heat.
  • Add the onions and allow them to soften for 8-10 minutes, stirring every so often with a wooden spoon until golden and caramelized.
  • Add the garlic and 1 tablespoon of the piri piri spice mix. Stir.
  • Add the rice and sauté while stirring for about 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken stock, chicken thighs along with any juices and bell peppers.
  • Gently stir and cover pan. Allow to simmer for about 25 minutes.
  • About 5 minutes before it is ready, coarsely chop the tomatoes and squeeze them a little or let them strain to remove most of their juices. Add them to the pan also.
  • When ready, remove from heat.
  • Sprinkle with some parsley and garnish with some lemon wedges.
  • If you would like a spicier version, serve with some hot chili peppers.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
29 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
21 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
26 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
29 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
9 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
64 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
16 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
19 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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