Griddled chicken with piri piri salsa recipe

180 ratings Rate
  • Serves 4
  • 25 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 328 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Preheat grill. Line grill pan with foil and grill peppers for 15 minutes until softened and charred. Wrap up in foil and leave to cool. When cool, peel off all the skin.

Place peppers into bowl of a food processor with 3½ tablespoons of oil, chillies, garlic, oregano, paprika, sugar and red wine vinegar, and blitz to make a chunky salsa. Season to taste, and add more chillies if you like.

Brush chicken with the remaining oil and season. Preheat a griddle pan and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning half way, until cooked through, with no pink showing. Allow to rest for a few minutes wrapped in foil.

Mix together the tomatoes, cucumber and spring onion to make a salad. Serve the chicken with salsa spooned over it, together with some rice, scattered over with the salad.

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  • Ingredients

  • 2 red peppers, halved and de-seeded
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 red chillies (de-seeded) or ¼tsp chilli flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1tbsp wild oregano
  • 2tsp paprika
  • ½tbsp sugar
  • 2tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 500g skinless chicken breasts
  • 200g cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cucumber, diced
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • rice or flat bread, to serve
  • Energy 1375kj 328kcal 16%
  • Fat 14g 20%
  • Saturates 2g 12%
  • Sugars 6g 7%
  • Salt 0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 6.7g Protein 41.9g Fibre 2.4g


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