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Piri piri chicken

  • Gluten Free Diet

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For the piri piri mixture

  • In a bowl add the onion, garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, ginger, cardamom, oregano, salt, pepper, and mix with a spoon.

For the chicken

  • Place a pot over high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Cut each chicken thigh into 3-4 pieces.
  • Spread half of the spices’ mixture over the whole surface of the chicken and transfer it into the pot. Sauté until golden on all sides.
  • Cut the bell peppers into strips, finely chop the chili and the garlic, cut the onion into slices, and set aside.
  • Remove and set aside. Place the pot on heat and add the vegetables, 2 tablespoons olive oil, the remaining spices’ mixture, and sauté until golden.
  • Add the chicken, the rice, the water, the chicken cube, and cover with the lid. Lower the heat to medium and simmer for 25 minutes. Stir often.
  • Halve the cherry tomatoes, add them to the pot, cover with the lid, and simmer for 3-5 minutes until softened.
  • Remove and serve with the parsley finely chopped, the lemon zest, pepper, olive oil, and the yogurt.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
21 %


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)
7 %

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)
6 %

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)
20 %


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)
8 %


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)
74 %


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)
20 %


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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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

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