Peri Peri Chicken
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: South African
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Serves: 4 Servings
  • Juice of two lemons
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1½ tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 4 chicken breasts
  1. Whisk together all ingredients except the chicken.
  2. Reserve ¼ cup of the liquid and set aside in the fridge. Add the rest of the marinade to a large Ziploc bag.
  3. Add the chicken breasts to the bag and let marinate for at least three hours, preferably overnight if possible.
  4. If you have a grill, grill the chicken over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes on each side, basting with the reserved marinade as you flip the chicken.
  5. If you don’t have a grill, bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees (or 200 degrees Celsius) for about 20 minutes. Broil for for a few minutes to give color, if desired. Add reserved marinade upon serving.
  6. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving. Suggested side dish: sweet corn!
Recipe by A Duck's Oven at