Peri Peri Chicken Thermomix Recipe
Peri Peri Chicken

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Skinnymixer's Peri Peri Chicken Thermomix

The admin girls have been begging me to do a Peri Peri Chicken Thermomix recipe for years now, and the suggestion finally made itself to the top of my list!

I am so glad it did… I truly believe this is one of the best tasting recipes I have ever developed. It is perfect for those who are wanting to lose a little holiday season weight: its low carb, gluten free, preservative free, dairy free, sugar free – and with a hint of chilli it’ll get your metabolism working!

Peri Peri Chicken on the BBQ

We served it with some fresh lemon and a summer salad but it would also be amazing paired with my chipotle chips and aioli or even my Pita Bread Wraps.

Peri Peri Chicken Wraps

I hope everyone takes the time to marinate it for at least 8 hours, the piri piri flavour develops significantly !

This recipe could easily be made in a blender or food processor if you don’t own a Thermomix.

Love Nik xx 

skinnymixer's Peri Peri Chicken

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Course: Chicken, Thermomix
Cuisine: BBQ, Portugese
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Marinating time: 8 hours
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 239kcal


  • 1 - 1.5 kg chicken thighs - or whatever chicken you want
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 large brown onion - peeled, quartered
  • 50 g lemon juice
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 15 g sweet paprika
  • 10 g fresh ginger - cut into coins
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder - this is mild, increase for spicer peri peri
  • 3/4 - 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • fresh lemon & parsley for serving


  • Please note. this recipe requires 8 hours marinating time.
  • Add all ingredients, except chicken, and blend for 1 min/speed 5/MC on.
  • Coat chicken well and marinate in the fridge for a recommended 8 hours.
  • You can then fry, grill, bake or BBQ your chicken until cooked. Garnish with chopped parsley and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.



Thank you to Nae Jackson for this fantastic Peri Peri making video.
Perinaise Tip - Leave 1 Tbsp of marinade in the Thermomix mixer bowl and go on to make my Mayonaise recipe without washing the bowl. Let the Perinaise chill in the fridge while your chicken marinates.
Super Skinny Adaptation: Remove the oil, replacing with 15 g or 0.5 oz water. Use chicken breast.
FODMAP Friendly: Take out garlic and swap the plain oil with garlic-infused olive oil and use the green part of spring onions instead of 1 large onion.
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Serving: 150g | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 30.2g | Fat: 11.6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 992mg | Sugar: 1.8g

To Make Perinaise

Perinaise in the Thermomix

  1. Make the marinade & keep 1 Tbsp of peri peri marinade in the Thermomix mixer bowl.
  2. Without washing the bowl, make the Skinnymixers Mayonnaise recipe.
  3. Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. The flavour should be developed when the chicken has finished marinating.

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Peri Peri Chicken Thermomix Recipe

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