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Recipe

Grilled Peri-Peri Chicken

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photo: Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

Peri-peri sauce is a hot, spicy chile–pepper–based condiment that originated in the Portuguese colonies of Africa. Available at most supermarkets, it gives the chicken a tangy not-too-hot flavor. Look for it near the hot sauces.

Ingredients

  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup peri-peri sauce
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbs. finely grated lemon zest
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 skin-on boneless chicken breast halves

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 230
      Fat Calories (kcal): 100
      Fat (g): 11
      Saturated Fat (g): 2.5
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 3.5
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 3.5
      Cholesterol (mg): 80
      Sodium (mg): 250
      Carbohydrates (g): 2
      Protein (g): 29

Preparation

Prepare a medium-high (400°F to 475°F) gas or charcoal grill fire.

Combine the garlic, peri-peri sauce, oil, zest, and 1 tsp. salt in a medium bowl.

Using a meat mallet, pound each chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap until uniform in thickness. Add the chicken to the peri-peri mixture, tossing to coat, and marinate for about 10 minutes.

Starting skin side down, grill the chicken, flipping once, until cooked through (160°F), about 15 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for a few minutes. Slice the chicken, if you like, and serve.

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  • cab | 05/19/2017

    So easy to make and very tasty!

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