Piri Piri Chicken

Portuguese Style

Looking for Sunday lunch inspiration? This Piri Piri chicken traybake recipe by Paul Ainsworth of the Mahé Cookery School offers vibrant colours and flavours with the Miele Oven doing all the hard work, allowing you to sit back and enjoy your day


  • 1 medium sized chicken, spatchcocked
  • 500g new potatoes, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 200g fresh plum or cherry tomatoes
  • 300g chopped tomatoes
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • ½ bunch chopped coriander
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime

For the Piri piri marinade

  • 5 birds eye or thai chillies
  • 1 ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 50g brown sugar
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • ½ bunch oregano
  • 10 ml Port
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Combine all the Piri Piri ingredients into a pestle and mortar or a food processor and blitz until you form a paste.

  2. Rub the paste all over your chicken and leave to marinade for 4 hours.

  3. Place all the remaining ingredients into a roasting tray and mix well.

  4. Griddle your chicken by placing on a griddle pan and charring the chicken on both sides. Use setting 8/9 on a Miele induction hob. If you don’t have a griddle pan, you can add the chicken to the tray without griddling first, with the main ingredients.

  5. Place the chicken on top of the main ingredients in the tray and place the tray into a pre heated Miele oven at 200°C on the Fan Plus setting,

  6. Roast for about 1 hour depending on the size of the chicken. During the cooking process, baste the tomato over the chicken. You may also need to add a little water to the tray if the mix starts to dry during cooking.

  7. Use a food thermometer and probe the meat on the bone. The chicken will be cooked when the thermometer reads 70°C/75°C on the bone.

  8. When cooked, remove and leave to rest.

  9. Finish the chicken with fresh chopped coriander and dress with finely grated fresh lemon and lime and a pinch of rock salt.

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