Peri Peri Fried Chicken Recipe with Step by Step Pictures. Spicy crispy chicken fried and tossed with peri peri seasoning.
Fried Chicken is a popular recipe all over the world. This peri peri fried chicken is one of the easiest recipe you could ever make. This taste lip smacking delicious.
There is nothing more comforting than crispy fried chicken. The chicken taste so juicy and the outside is crispy. The spice mix on top is tangy and spicy which makes this chicken super yummy.
About Peri Peri Fried Chicken Recipe
Peri Peri Chicken is a flavourful meal of any cut of chicken marinated in and served with a homemade peri peri sauce, a South African hot pepper sauce. If you've never had South African Peri Peri Chicken, you're in for a treat, especially with the chicken legs.
I used store bought peri peri spice mix. You could use store bought peri peri spice mix or make your own. There are many recipes online for homemade spice mix. You could use any of it.
Ingredients for Peri Peri Fried Chicken Recipe
Fry the chicken for about 7-8 minutes per side. However, keep in mind that the size and thickness of the pieces may vary. When the thickest part of the meat registers 165° and the skin is crispy and dark golden-brown in colour, the chicken is done.
Peri Peri Spice Mix
Peri peri seasoning is a spice blend used to flavour chicken or other meats, but it can also be used in other dishes. Paprika, African birds eye chilli (Peri Peri), oregano, and garlic are common ingredients. The term peri peri or Pelipeli Peli is derived from the African word for chilli pepper.
When paired with all-purpose flour, cornstarch helps prevent gluten development, which makes the flour coating crispier, and absorb moisture (from the frying and the chicken), which also means a crispier coating.
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Peri Peri Fried Chicken Recipe
- Chicken - 500 grams
- Buttermilk / Curd - ¼ cup
- Peri Peri Spice Mix - 1 tblsp + 2 tblsp + 2 tsp
- Lemon Juice - 2 tblsp
- All Purpose Flour / Maida - ¼ cup
- Cornflour - ¼ cup
- Salt to taste
- Baking powder - ½ tsp
- Oil for deep frying
- Take chicken, 1 tblsp peri peri spice mix, butter milk, lemon juice and salt and mix well. Leave to marinate for 30 mins.
- Take flour, cornflour, 2 tblps peri peri spice mix, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
- Take chicken and coat in the flour mix.
- Heat oil for deep frying. Drop in chicken and fry for 5 mins. Drain it.
- Now heat oil again and drop chicken in and fry for another 3 to 4 mins. Sprinkle spice mix on it and toss well.
Peri Peri Fried Chicken Recipe Step by Step Pictures
1)Take chicken in a bowl
2)Add in peri peri spice mix.
4)Add little buttermilk or yogurt
5)Add lemon juice
6)Leave to marinate for30 mins.
7)Take flour and cornflour in a plate
8)Add in peri peri spice mix and salt.
9)Add in baking powder.
11)Take chicken and coat in this flour
13)Now leave this chicken to dry for few mins.
15)Time to fry
16)Drop in hot oil
17)Fry for 3 to 4 mins.
18)Drop in hot oil again and fry till crispy
19)Take some spice mix
20)Sprinkle all over the chicken.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is peri-peri made of?
Peri-peri sauce is traditionally made with crushed chiles, lemon, pepper, garlic, salt, onion, bay leaves, vinegar, and oil. To make peri- peri sauce, puree all of the ingredients together.
Is Peri Peri chicken African or Portuguese?
The culinary origins of peri peri chicken can be traced back to interactions between native South Africans and Christian Portuguese traders who brought the main ingredient, the bird's eye chile pepper, to Africa from Brazil as early as the sixteenth century.