This Peri Peri Chicken is succulent, packed with flavors and very simple to put together. if you don't want to cut the chicken yourself, the butcher where you buy the chicken will be able to cut it in half for you. The chicken will also need to be marinated overnight.
Red Wine Vinegar
Red Bird's Eye Chili Pepper
Hot Smoked Paprika
Red Fresno Chili Peppers
or Sandia Pepper
Using a blender, food processor, or mortar, place Vegetable Oil (1/3 cup), Sea Salt (1/2 tsp), Fresh Thyme (5 sprigs), Lemon (1), Garlic (4 cloves), Red Wine Vinegar (1/3 cup), Red Bird's Eye Chili Pepper (3), Hot Smoked Paprika (1 tsp) and Red Fresno Chili Peppers (2) in it and pulse or grind until you have a relatively smooth paste.
Trim off the excess fat off the Whole Chickens (2) and make sure they are free of feathers and clean. Then in a large bowl pour the marinade over the chicken and mix well. Transfer to a zipper bag and place the seasoned chicken in the fridge, on a plate in case there is a leak in the bag.
Take the bag out of the fridge before you get your coal fire going, so the chicken can come back up to room temperature before placing them on the grill. For juicy chicken I’d recommend grilling these over an indirect heat source. Basically away from direct contact with the heat.
With the chicken on the outskirts of the fire, place the remaining marinade from the zipper bag on a metal grilling pan with the Beer (1 can) over the direct flame to gently cook out the raw bits. Use this to baste the chicken pieces as they grill.
Remember to flip the chicken pieces and shift them around so each piece is in the direction of the heat source. In total it will take about an 1 hour 40 minutes covered to grill the chicken pieces. This will change depending on the size of your chicken pieces, the temperature of your grill and how close to the heat source you place the chicken pieces. The last 10-15 minutes you can go directly over the flame to get the skin somewhat crispy. Serve and enjoy!
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