Makes 6 to 8 servings

Buy the chicken already cut into pieces or have your butcher cut it. It's important to bring the marinade to a simmer in step 3 to ensure that you have killed any bacteria from the raw chicken. Brush the piri-piri sauce over hot corn on the cob, drizzle it over the grilled chicken, and use it as a dunking sauce for the bread.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rinse chicken and pat dry; trim off and discard excess fat. Put chicken in a large bowl. Stir piri-piri marinade, pour over chicken, and turn pieces to coat. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or up to 1 day, turning chicken occasionally.

Step 2

With tongs, lift chicken from marinade, drain well, and lay on a barbecue grill over a solid bed of medium coals or medium heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 4 to 5 seconds; keep a spray bottle of water handy to douse any flare-ups); close lid on gas grill. Cook, turning occasionally, until skin is well browned and meat at bone is no longer pink (cut to test), 35 to 40 minutes total; brush occasionally with marinade until about 10 minutes before chicken is done. As pieces are done, transfer to a platter and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.

Step 3

Pour remaining marinade into a 1 1/2- to 2-quart pan over medium-low heat. Stirring occasionally, bring mixture to a simmer; adjust heat to maintain simmer. Add butter and stir until melted and incorporated; turn heat to low and stir occasionally until ready to serve. Pour sauce into a small bowl or pitcher.

Step 4

Garnish chicken with lemon wedges and serve with sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

Debbie17's Review

October 19, 2011
I used fresh lemon juice and marinated for 24 hrs but it just was nothing special.

BranceL's Review

March 05, 2010
This dish is delish! I have made this several times and it's always a hit. The longer you let it marinate, the better it will be. Use fresh lemons for your juice when possible. Keep a close eye on the grill and keep squirt bottle handy to extinguish flames. Serve with salad or slaw and mashed plaintains.