Peri Peri Chicken

A spicy Portuguese chicken recipe adapted to your slow cooker

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Peri Peri Chicken

A spicy Portuguese chicken recipe adapted to your slow cooker
5 from 2 votes
Serving: 6
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes


  • 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


  • Lay chicken fillets in a non-metal tray or container with lid/cover
  • Combine all other ingredients to form marinade
  • Pour marinade over chicken and cover
  • Marinate this chicken in fridge overnight if possible (or at least a few hours if not overnight)
  • To cook, gently lift chicken fillets into slow cooker (marinade/herbs in place on chicken still if possible)
  • Cook on low for 4hrs approx
  • Peri Peri Chicken does have some spice to it - too hot for my 2yr old but my 8 and 12yr old both enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

18 thoughts on “Peri Peri Chicken”

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

  2. 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!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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. ?

  5. 5 stars
    Did this recipe for the first time and it definitely DIDNT disappoint. So full of flavour

    I did change it up a bit. I used diced chicken instead of breast/thigh. I also marinated it for a few hours but will definitely be marinating it over night for extra flavour. Might add a bit more chilli in for a bigger kick next time as well.

    Hubby went back for seconds and asked that it be a regular on the menu

  6. 5 stars
    Cooked this tonight & it wonโ€™t be the only time. Itโ€™s so good , with just the right amount of spice. We loved it.

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