Piri Piri Chicken


Chicken is an easy protein, but sometimes it’s lean flavor feels a little played out. Reinvigorate your routine and turn your  chicken dinner into a winner with this Piri Piri Chicken amazingly easy recipe for Piri Piri Chicken!

Why You’ll Love This Piri Piri Chicken

Healthy Flavor – This Piri Piri Chicken wonderful chicken is low in fat and carbs and can be customized to be low-sodium. That makes this meal a flavorful delight for any diet!
Simple Steps Make Huge Flavor – This Piri Piri is so easy to make you will not be able to believe how delicious it tastes! Using simple tricks, like marinating for extra flavor, this Piri Piri Chicken recipe packs tons of taste without all the work!
Great for a Group – These delightfully sauced chicken legs are perfect for a party or holiday feast! Their savory flavor is a hit with everyone!


Lined Baking Sheet Grab a large baking sheet and line it with parchment paper for this Piri Piri Chicken recipe.
Saucepot For making the delicious Piri Piri Sauce, choose a small to medium pot.

Expert Tips for This Piri Piri Chicken Recipe

Check the video for extra details on how to slice the chicken and how to arrange it on the baking sheet.

How to Serve Piri Piri Chicken

This Piri Piri Chicken is a show-stopping meal on its own but when paired with the right sides it is simply unstoppable! Serve the chicken warm, drizzled with sauce, and pair it with a fresh cabbage or kale salad to add some fun color to the plate!

How to Store Piri Piri Chicken

  • Allow the Piri Piri Chicken to cool completely and then move it to an airtight container. Store the chicken in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • To reheat the chicken, microwave it for up to 2 minutes. Alternatively, bake it in a 350°F oven for up to 10 minutes or until warm throughout.

Piri Piri Chicken

Course Main Course


For the Chicken:

  • Chicken Legs For this recipe you will need lollipopped drumsticks. See the video for more details on how to cut the chicken for this recipe.
  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander Dried coriander gives the chicken a nice earthy and savory flavor.
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin This spice makes meat fragrant and flavorful!
  • 1/2 tbsp Oregano Dried oregano is best but you can swap it for fresh; however, if using fresh, multiply the amount you add by 3.
  • 1/2 tbsp Chicken Seasoning This spice blend combines herbs and seasonings that are perfect for chicken. It is sometimes labeled ‘poultry seasoning’.
  • 1/2 tbsp Paprika Smoked paprika is best for this recipe.
  • 1 tsp Salt Choose fine-grain sea salt.
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil This ingredient helps the marinade stick to the chicken nicely.
  • 3 tbsp Low-Fat Yogurt Choose your favorite plain-flavored low-fat yogurt.
  • 3 cloves Garlic Freshly chopped garlic is best but in a pinch, you can use jarred or frozen.
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder This staple seasoning adds a little heat to the chicken. Add 1 tsp if you like it extra spicy.

For the Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil Acts as the cooking fat for this sauce.
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Fresh garlic is best but jarred and frozen also work.
  • Coriander Fresh chopped coriander brings an irresistible herb flavor to the sauce.
  • 1 tsp Cumin Choose dried cumin for this sauce.
  • 1 tsp Paprika Sweet or smoked paprika will work to bring a peppery punch to this sauce.
  • 1 tsp Salt Fine-grain sea salt is perfect for this sauce.
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock or Chicken Bouillon A little stock helps to thin the sauce. If you’re watching your salt intake choose a low-sodium stock or cube.
  • 3 tbsp Yogurt You can use the same plain low-fat yogurt from the marinade for the tasty sauce.
  • 2 tbsp Sugar-Free Ketchup Use store-bought or homemade sugar-free ketchup to add some tomato-based sweetness to the Piri Piri sauce.
  • 2 tbsp Raw Honey You can also swap this ingredient for commercial honey in a jam.


  • Preheat an oven to 200°C/400°F.
  • Mix the marinade and massage it into the chicken well.
  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken with the marinade ingredients. Massage well to coat the chicken in seasonings.
  • Place the chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, make sure the chicken can stand on itself, like in the video, and bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour at 200°C/400°F.

To make the sauce:

  • Heat a small saucepan and add the oil, garlic, and dried spices. Stir to coat.
  • Stir in the remaining sauce ingredients and mix well.
  • Bring the pot to a simmer and allow it to simmer for a couple of minutes or until it thickens.
  • Drizzle the sauce over the chicken.


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      Keyword Chicken, Low carb, Sauce

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