Peri-Peri grilled chicken thighs

Grilled peri-peri chicken thighs

Succulent chicken thighs basted in fiery peri-peri marinade and grilled to smoky perfection is a fantastic easy, spicy dinner recipe.
Course Chicken, Dinner, Gluten free
Cuisine South African
Keyword Grilled chicken thighs, Peri Peri, Peri Peri chicken thighs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 298kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • ½ cup peri-peri sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 8 chicken thighs skin-on
  • 1 whole lemon sliced in half


  • Combine all the marinade ingredients and mix well.
  • Spread over the chicken on both sides and allow to marinade for up to 24 hours but at least 1 hour.
  • Grill in a hot griddle pan with the lemon halves (alternatively cook the chicken on a barbecue) for 7-10 minutes per side then transfer to the oven (pre-heated to 180ºc) and cook for a further 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Squeeze over the grilled lemon juice and serve.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 944mg | Potassium: 458mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 22.4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.5mg