Peri Peri Chicken

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August 1, 2016

Peri Peri Chicken 5 0 5 5

A spicy Portuguese chicken recipe adapted to your slow cooker

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 20 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: 6


1 kg skinless chicken thigh or breast fillets

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp lightly dried chili (or 2 tbsp fresh chili)

1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp minced ginger

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp paprika

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cracked black pepper


1Lay chicken fillets in a non-metal tray or container with lid/cover

2Combine all other ingredients to form marinade

3Pour marinade over chicken and cover

4Marinate this chicken in fridge overnight if possible (or at least a few hours if not overnight)

5To cook, gently lift chicken fillets into slow cooker (marinade/herbs in place on chicken still if possible)

6Cook on low for 4hrs approx

7Peri Peri Chicken does have some spice to it - too hot for my 2yr old but my 8 and 12yr old both enjoyed it šŸ™‚

Submitted by Paulene Christie


16 Reviews

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 4, 2020

I haven’t tried that but it sounds good – let us know if you give it a go šŸ™‚

Karen Fillman

September 3, 2020

Can you do this with a defrosted turkey breast in slow cooker?

Well you could thicken the end cooking juices I guess and use that as more of a sauce šŸ™‚ Over heat with some cornflour slurry

That won’t have the same sweetness but liquid to liquid volume would still work but won’t be same result taste wise šŸ™‚


April 18, 2019

Hi, this looks lovely yum. just wondering if there was a way to make more of a sauce of this recipe, without losing the essence or flavour of the recipe. šŸ‘

It shouldn’t need any if at all extra time šŸ™‚


October 8, 2018

Hi Paulene,

If Iā€™m using 2kg of chicken, do I just double the cooking time? Thanks

I haven’t tried to but I would suggest keeping potato very small cut if you want it to cook through well in the time it has šŸ™‚

Sharon Hillier

March 14, 2018

can i add potatoes and veggies to this?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 21, 2017

Thanks Tania! šŸ™‚


September 14, 2017

AMAZING!! Love this and a hit with the family.. Only had 2 chicken breasts so halved the spices and there was still a good kick of heat to it. I saved the juice at the bottom of the dish and put it on the table for the family to add extra if they wished and that they did. Will definitely be making again.. Thank you.

Thanks Tara šŸ™‚


July 26, 2017

This is amazing. Nice hit of heat and so easy to make!

Darren Comley

May 15, 2017

Very nice flavour but i really like my spice so will add extra chilli kick next time. I made the mistake of draining the juices with 30 min to go to flavour my boiled rice. Dried out the chicken a bit but a good lesson!!

Felicity Barnett

August 12, 2016

With the perfect amount of spicy kick, and easy prep this is a winner šŸ™‚


August 11, 2016

Yummy! I do mine with drum sticks and always forget to marinate. The flavours are good. I must try marinating, when I remember.

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