From the time I have had Chicken Peri Peri from Nandos, I have become a big fan of this dish. Well I googled & got the recipe. However didn't have the ingredients at home to make it. I tried making this dish which is very similar to Peri Peri. Very simple recipe with very little ingredients but great taste I must say! . My hubby was just feasting on it & going on praising about how juicy & tasty it is:).
In the 2 pictures you can see that the chicken looks different. Yes, you are right. The recipe is the same for both but the cooking process is different. The second one was baked in the oven with wrapped silver foil. So this one was very tender & juicy hmmmmmm... Cooking time 40 mins. The first one was Pan fried, this too was juicy & had a unique earthy flavor due to roasting.
This is how I made it:
- 6 Chicken Thighs
- 4 tablespoon yogurt
- 4 Tbspn Parsley/ coriander leaves
- 3 Cloves of Garlic
- 4 Green Chilies
- 1 whole Lemon juice
- Salt as per taste
- 1 tbspn Cooking Oil
Method: Blend/ Mixie 2 to 7 to a smooth paste & Marinade the chicken with this paste. Set this aside for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator. If you want it very moist juicy than cook this is the oven covered with wrapped silver foil at high temperature for about 30 mins & 7 mins with unwrapped foil. Sprinkle 1 tbspn oil over the chicken before wrapping.
If you want to make it real fast & dry than Pan roast it with 1 tbspn of oil. Cook this on low flame for 10 mins covered with a tight lid. Keep turning them in between to avoid the chicken from getting burnt.
Even though the recipe is same for both the taste is absolutely different & heavenly!