Portuguese Peri Peri Sauce with Chicken10 August 2016
Peri Peri Chicken (also spelled “Piri Piri”) is a wonderful dish hailing both from Africa and Portugal. When the Portuguese came to Angola and Mozambique they brought with them a pepper: Peri Peri. Peri Peri is also known as African Bird’s Eye Chili. Wonderfully spicy and smoky, this dish turned out perfect after a couple of trial-and-error. For one, the eight-hour cook time isn’t just convenient because it coincides with the work day. After testing the chicken at one-hour, two-hour, even four-hour intervals, it just wasn’t as tender as I had hoped. Eight hours is the perfect amount of time to break down all the muscle fibers and such to render a flaky, tender protein.