Portuguese or African? Let’s discuss our favorite grilled food in town. Yes, we are going to talk about none other than peri peri grilled chicken. Every spice lover is a fan of peri peri grilled chicken and must’ve tried it at least for once. There are several food brands serving it in UAE, which includes; Nando’s on top, Galito’s and Veri Peri.
All About Peri Peri Grilled Chicken
The best thing about being addicted to grilled chicken is that it is not only delicious for the taste buds, but it is also considered as a healthy meal. With the increasing health awareness and adaptability of clean eating habits, people are way more cautious and thoughtful about what they eat as compared to the past. It is certainly the best meal for diet conscious individuals, since they have quite healthy options available in combination with grilled chicken like sautéed vegetables enriched with nutrients or simply mashed potatoes and baby corns that are full of fiber.
Now that we are done discussing about the nutritional benefits of grilled chicken, let me enlighten you about the heavenly taste of the grilled chicken and amazingly flavored peri-peri sauce. One can never forget mentioning the fact that what makes grilled chicken much more exciting is the sauce that it comes with. The specially formulated peri-peri sauce is not only rich in herbs and spices, but it adds magical taste value to the entire meal. The peri-peri chicken comes in three to four flavors, depending upon your tolerance to bear spices. They have a range from extra hot, hot, mild and herb. For Asians like me, Extra hot is undoubtedly the favorite flavor. You will definitely feel fireworks inside your mouth after taking the first bite.
So, is the peri-peri grilled chicken a part of Portuguese food or African cuisine? Well, after a little research, I found my answer! The peri-peri sauce which is used for seasoning or marinating chicken has been derived from a secret recipe originated in Portugal and was revised in different countries including South Africa. It’s made up of grounded red chili flakes, dry onions, lemon juice and peel, salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, tarragon, basil, parsley and garlic.
So, where are you going to treat yourself with the fine peri-peri grilled chicken meal this weekend?
How PERI-cious!!! 😉