Recipe type: Main

Cuisine: Portuguese

Serves: 4-6

Another chicken recipe but this time a paleo friendly recipe. CRB Tech Reviews beings you a Portuguese chicken recipe for a change.

We know a lot of people loves this chicken recipe. And here we present you a bit lighter and fresher tasting version, but it retains the same lemony chilli kick. It can be cooked both in the oven and also on the barbie so you get an extra charring and that flame grilled taste.

This makes an amazing dinner served with salad and roasted pumpkin and sweet potato, any left overs would be great stuffed into a pitta (this is not so paleo friendly though).

A note about the hotness level. The chilli content is pretty low, making it great for all the members of the family and kids can relish it too. If you have a higher level of tolerance to chilli then can up the quantities.

Remember that anyone who likes an extra spicy meal could add a sprinkle of hot paprika or more chilli flakes to their Peri Peri Chicken when they sit down to eat.

Peri Peri Chicken

Cook time: 45 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Peri Peri Chicken is a great recipe for an authentic Portuguese chicken, this recipe of chicken is easy, delicious and paleo friendly.


3 cloves of garlic

Juice and zest of one lemon

Juice of one orange.

60ml olive oil

2 tsp sweet paprika

¼ tsp black pepper

½ tsp chilli flakes (more if you like it more hot)

1 tsp dried oregano

1kg Chicken pieces

½ tsp salt

1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley for serving


Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/180°C .

Place the garlic, lemon juice, orange juice and olive oil into a processor and give the mixture a turn until you have a rough paste.

Add the lemon zest, sweet paprika, black pepper, chilli flakes and oregano.

Mix on a low setting until well blended.

Pour the marinate into a plastic bowl or a large ziplock bag.

Add the chicken pieces and leave to marinate for at least an hour but overnight marination will give a great flavor.

Lay the chicken out in a baking dish, sprinkle over the salt and cook in the oven for 45 minutes.

Carefully baste the chicken with the pan juices and served sprinkled with fresh parsley.

Yeah! And it’s ready. :lol: