Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Peri Peri Chicken {Eid Eats 2015}

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We are almost at the end of Ramadan.  Just a couple more days till Eid!  May Allah accept all of our fasts and duas!


To celebrate Eid, Henna from My Ninja Naan, Sarah from Flour & Spice along with myself are hosting Eid Eats!  It's a virtual potluck where we all share dishes we like to make for Eid.

Today I am sharing Peri Peri Chicken.  Peri Peri is always a favourite with us.  What I love about this dish, is that you can marinate the chicken the night before.  On Eid, all that's left to do is skewer the chicken and grill.  Since this is made using boneless chicken breast, it takes very little time to grill meaning you can spend more time enjoying Eid with your family and less time in the kitchen!

To see everyone's post for Eid Eats 2015, please scroll down to the bottom!

If you would like to participate in Eid Eats 2015, please head to the bottom of this post to share your Eid dish!  Please also visit all the other blogs participating and leave a comment!

Just a reminder...here are the guidelines for the party:

The party will take place in the form of a link-up.  Here's how to participate:
  1. Prepare a dish that you would normally make on Eid.  Write up a blog post and post on July 15, 2015.
  2. Link your post to My Ninja NaanFlour & Spice and Chocolate & Chillies. Make sure to add the above button to your post.
  3. On July 15th, visit Henna'sSarah's or my blog to add your post to the link up in the following layout: Recipe Name, Blog Name.
  4. Be sure to visit and comment on the other blogs participating.
I hope everyone had a blessed Ramadan and an early Eid Mubarak from my family to yours!

Peri Peri Chicken
Adapted from Fauzia's Kitchen Fun

2 boneless chicken breasts, cubed
1 red bell pepper
2-6 bird's eye chillies (I used 2 small red chillies)
5 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/4 cup oil
4 tbsp white vinegar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp oregano
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Blend all the ingredients, except the chicken, in a blender or food processor.  Transfer to a bowl.  Add the chicken and mix.  Marinate overnight.

When ready to grill the chicken, thread chicken cubes onto skewers making sure to remove any excess marinade.  Add the leftover marinade to a small pot with half cup of water. Simmer until sauce thickened and cooked.

Grill or barbecue chicken.  When you turn the chicken over, brush with the cooked marinade.  Before removing from the grill, brush once more with the marinade.  Serve with the cooked down marinade.

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9 comments:

  1. An early Eid Mubarak to you too :-) I love peri peri chicken! Its become a bit of a tradition to eat Nandos on at least one of the three days of Eid in our family! I would love to recreate it at home, so pinning this!

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  2. Yum! I've never tried peri peri chicken, but your recipe looks so flavorful, not to mention quick! Will definitely try it soon. Eid mubarak to you :)

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  3. This looks really amazing... glad to participate this year as well... :)

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  4. Can you believe I've never tried Peri Peri Chicken before?! I've always wondered what the hype is all about, but this looks fabulous! Love the addition of red bell peppers in the marinade!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous and Eid Mubarak! :)

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  6. Looks so tasty and tempting. I wish you a Eid Mubarak! :)

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  7. This look delicious! Definitely plan to give it a try sometime.

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