Traditional Portuguese Piri Piri Sauce for Chicken and Seafood

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"This recipe originates from a restaurant, Roasty Chicken Churrasqueira, located in the town of Maple, Ontario, Canada. Piri Piri sauces are used in Portuguese and African cooking. I fell in love with churrasqueira chicken after trying it in a local restaurant in my home town. I think this sauce is the best of it's kind that I've tried. This recipe will make about 1 cup of sauce."

Original is 4-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (53.2 g)
  • Calories 177.1
  • Total Fat - 17.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 585.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 1.2 g
  • Protein - 1.1 g
  • Calcium - 15.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.

Step 2

Brush on chicken or seafood before grilling or baking.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


I used this in my piri-piri chicken recipe as the sauce. I compared it to some nando's piri piri sauce I have in a hot sauce bottle and the flavor is all there, and while this is not quite as hot as that one, this still packs some heat when made on the chicken. A most excellent recipe, I believe I will always use this on piri piri. Thanks for sharing.


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(21 Apr 2013)

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