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Slow Cooker Whole Peri-Peri Chicken

A spicy fakeaway centerpiece dish
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, Portugese
Servings 4
Calories 458 kcal


  • Slow Cooker
  • Grill (broiler)
  • Food processor


  • 1.5 kg Whole chicken
  • 10 Red chilli peppers seeds and white bits removed
  • 4 Cloves garlic
  • 1 Lemon Zest and juice of whole lemon
  • 1 Red onion
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1.5 tsp Paprika
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper


  • Optional: Spatchcock your chicken. This will mean you can grill the chicken more easily at the end, to add some extra colour and crisp up the skin. Watch the embedded video for a useful guide.
  • Blend all ingredients (apart from the chicken) to make your Peri-peri sauce. Add more or less chili peppers depending on your spice preference. We would say this is comparable to a "hot" at Nando's.
  • Pour your Peri-peri sauce over the chicken and cook for 7-8 hours on low.
  • Optional: Place under a hot grill for 5-10 minutes.


Nutrition calculations only account for the ingredients stated in the slow cooker recipe. Serving suggestions such as rice and potatoes are not included. Remember to account for the nutritional values of anything you choose to accompany the recipe with. 


Calories: 458kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 36gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 1011mgPotassium: 809mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1399IUVitamin C: 184mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 3mg
Keyword 8 hour, Chicken, Peri, Peri Peri, Spicy
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