Smoked Peri-Peri Chicken

September 09, 2020 0 Comments

Today we are making smoked Piri Piri chicken on the Pit Barrel Cooker (aka peri peri chicken). 

Piri Piri Chicken


Protein Ingredients

  • Chicken cut in half
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Spray duck fat

1st Piri-Piri Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 Lemon, Juiced
  • 3 Serrano Peppers
  • 3 Red Peppers
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 7 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 cup chopped cilantro

2nd Alternate Piri-Piri Chicken Recipe

Recipe Instructions

  1. Dry off chicken with paper towels.
  2. Spray with the duck fat (as a binder)
  3. Apply salt and pepper.
  4. Insert hooks in chicken and hang in a pre-heated Pit Barrel Cooker (temp approx 275 degrees). Add a chunk of your favorite wood.
  5. While the chicken is cooking take the remaining ingredients and make the Piri Piri Sauce.
  6. Smoke the chicken until the internal temperature reaches 158 degrees F.
  7. Glaze with the Piri-Piri sauce.
  8. Continue cooking the chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  9. Remove from the smoker, rest for 10 minutes and serve.

Watch our video for the detailed step-by-step recipe instructions.

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