This easy version of Nando’s Peri Peri Chicken can be on your table in well under an hour. Serve with my coconut lime rice and corn on the cob for a feast that looks fancy, but is actually really easy peasy – promise I won’t tell! (Serves 4-6, depending on appetite.)
Course Main Course, Traybake
Cuisine African, Portuguese
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 50minutes
Author Eb Gargano
Peri Peri Chicken & Corn
2teaspoonschilli flakes(or to taste)
4clovesgarliccrushed or grated
Juice of 2 limes
½teaspoonsalt(or to taste)
Black pepper to taste
8chicken legs (or thighs or a mixture)
4small corn on the cobs(cobettes)
Coconut Lime Rice
300gbasmati or long grain rice
400mltin coconut milk
400gtin black eyed peas(or black beans or kidney beans, drained)
Preheat your oven to 220C / 200C / gas mark 7 / 425F. (Save this step till later if you plan to marinate your chicken first)
Mix together all of the Peri Peri Chicken ingredients (apart from the corn on the cobs and the actual chicken!) in a large bowl. Score the skin of the chicken with the point of a sharp knife and place the chicken in the bowl of marinade, turning to coat each piece of chicken with marinade.
Marinate the chicken for 1 hour in the fridge or up to 24 hours if you have the time. Alternatively just continue with the recipe.
Place all the chicken pieces on a roasting tray and place the tray in your preheated oven.
Roast the chicken for 30 minutes, remove the tray from the oven, add the corn on the cobs turning them in the juices, then return the tray to the oven for a further 10 minutes.
Coconut Lime Rice
While the chicken is cooking, place the rice, coconut milk and water in a pan and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and cook for a further 8 minutes, or until the rice has absorbed almost all the liquid.
Add the drained black eyed peas, lime juice and spring onions and cook with the lid on for a further 2 minutes or until the black eyed peas have warmed through and the liquid is all absorbed.
Keep the lid on until needed.
Arrange the rice on a serving platter, top with the chicken pieces and corn on the cobs. Drizzle over any juices from the chicken pan and then scatter over the spring onions and lime wedges.
Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.