Peri Peri Chicken And Rice Recipe


Peri peri chicken is a delicious and spicy dish that originates from Portuguese cuisine. The chicken is marinated in a flavorful peri peri sauce and then grilled to perfection. Served with a side of rice, this dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup peri peri sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked rice


  1. In a bowl, combine the peri peri sauce, olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a ziplock bag and pour the marinade over them. Seal the bag and massage the marinade into the chicken. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the excess marinade.
  5. Grill the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  6. While the chicken is grilling, prepare the rice according to package instructions.
  7. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes.
  8. Serve the peri peri chicken with a side of rice and enjoy!