I first tasted Peri Peri sauce from Nando’s, a Portuguese style restaurant/ fast food chain. My family loves Nando’s and we are a big fan of their Peri Peri sauce. In fact, I love it so much, I decided to make wings that are flavored with this delicious sauce. I have to admit though, these peri peri chicken wings are probably the hottest wings that I’ve ever made. Peri Peri (or Piri Piri) sauce recipes differ from region to region, but are typically made with lemon, garlic, chilies and oil. After marinating the wings in the Peri Peri sauce, the wings are simply baked in the oven. The result is the spiciest wings that I’ve ever made. They came out full of that garlic, lemon and spicy flavor. My family, like most people, enjoy varying levels of spiciness. I would suggest playing with the amount of cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes in this recipe to fit your taste. Enjoy!
Peri Peri Chicken Wings
- 2 lbs chicken wings a mixture of drumettes and wingettes
- 4 tbsp lemon juice
- 5 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper (use 1 tbsp if you like it spicy)
- 1/2 tbsp chili flakes or red pepper flakes (use 1 tbsp if you like it spicy )
- 1 tbsp salt
- In a large bowl or large ziploc bag, combine all the marinade ingredients.
- Add the wings and marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.
- Pre-heat the oven to 375F.
- Line a baking sheet with foil (for easier clean up). Place a rack, such as a cooling rack, on top of the baking sheet. Spray the rack with cooking spray or brush with vegetable oil.
- Remove chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade. Place the chicken on the cooling rack. Bake wings for 40-45 minutes, turning the chicken halfway through.