BBQ Chicken Piri Piri

BBQ Chicken Piri Piri

BBQ Chicken Piri Piri

A super way to BBQ your chicken. This BBQ Chicken Piri Piri is simple and super easy!!

Packed full of flavour and it’s 2 ingredients only – so a proper cheat recipe – but it tastes amazing nevertheless 



Spatchcock Chicken for your BBQ

You can ask your butcher to spatchcock it for you or you can do it yourself – it’s easy see below instructions.

Official definition according to the tinternet lol!

A spatchcock is a historical term for a culled immature male chicken, but increasingly denotes a preparation technique.

The spatchcock, also known as “spattlecock”, is poultry or game that has been prepared for roasting or grilling by removing the backbone, and sometimes the sternum of the bird and flattening it out before cooking.

The preparation of a bird in such a manner for cooking is more popularly known as butterflying the bird.

The term “spatchcock” is used when the backbone is removed, whether or not the sternum is removed.

Removing the sternum allows the bird to be flattened more fully.


The BBQ Chicken Recipe

This with a jar of hot sauce?

Could there be a simpler recipe?

Is it actually a recipe? Maybe not.

Anyway whatever it is it’s a lovely way to BBQ your whole chicken!

BBQ Pornographic Chicken Piri Piri


Serving your Whole Chicken 

This dish  is so  lovely served with all the normal BBQ salads. You know the ones I mean 

Coleslaw or maybe Potato Salad – I have so many recipes on my blog, I’ve scattered them around this post 

We also have this  chicken with potato wedges as it’s a little different!

This would also work well with my crushed new potatoes – yum 



Another perfect BBQ meat recipe 

If you love the sound of this dish I’m guessing you’d also love my simple BBQ Chinese Pork Lion – it’s so so good and very easy 

Easy Chinese BBQ Pork


Have a go and let me know how you get on!

I’d really love to hear! 

Please drop me a comment below the recipe

Big Love Clare x


BBQ Pornographic Chicken Piri Piri

BBQ Chicken Piri Piri

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 4
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A Beautiful whole spatchcock chicken recipe marinated in Piri piri spices


  • 1 medium size Chicken
  • Jar of Piri Piri sauce or marinade or any hot sauce


  • Simply put the chicken into a large bowl or plastic bag shake in some sauce & give the chicken a really good massage - getting the sauce into the chicken
  • Leave to marinade in the fridge or overnight would be good and if you've got time.
  • Light the BBQ, & wait until the coals are covered with ash .
  • At this stage there should be no flames
  • Put the chicken onto the grill (it cooks better raised up on a rack on the grill) & turn now & then until all the juices run clear - about 40 minutes to an hour depending on the size of your chicken.
  • Make sure it is cooked - NO PINK - we don't want any bad tummy's
  • Once the chicken is cooked leave to rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • Put onto a serving platter or carve into portions & let everyone help themselves.


  1. ted the laundry man

    love this, hooked already clare, love the web site well done x

    1. oh Thanks Ted 0 Glad you like x

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