Photo: Jennifer Causey
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken breast and about 3 tbsp. sauce)

Piri piri is a bright herb-and-chile sauce popular in Portugal and parts of Africa. It's traditionally red, but we go green with fresh poblano, jalapeño, and cilantro. Seed or omit the jalapeño for less heat.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place basil, poblano, stock, jalapeño, vinegar, juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, sugar, garlic, and 3 green onions in the bowl of a food processor; process until finely chopped.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes. Turn chicken; cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook 8 minutes. Add basil mixture to pan; bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, 5 minutes. Place chicken on a platter; drizzle with basil mixture. Thinly slice remaining green onion; sprinkle over top.

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good; super easy

February 06, 2017
I used my mini food processor.  Hubby forgot to pick up the poblano so I used a whole jalapeno and one sweet yellow pepper.  Otherwise kept to recipe.  Loved the flavors; went well with saffron rice.  Will definitely make again.