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Grilled Peri Peri Chicken Thighs Recipe

Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Feeds 2-3
In this Recipe

Peri Peri sauce is one of my favorite hot sauces. It’s made from African bird’s eye chilis and is popular in parts of the world where the Portuguese settled, like Brazil. This Portuguese and Brazilian inspired recipe uses a popular Peri Sauce, couple with stuffed chicken thighs to provide a deliciously hot but flavorful recipe. The mozzarella and tomato in the stuffing will counterbalance the heat of the sauce a bit, but if you’d like a simpler recipe, just brush the thighs with sauce and grill! Give the dish a try and let us know what you think of this recipe. Do you have a recipe for a homemade Peri Peri sauce? We’d love if you’d share with us in the comments below!


  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 4 Tomato Slices
  • 4 Mozzarella Cheese Slices
  • Peri Peri Sauce
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Sea Salt
  • Wooden Skewers (soaked in water)


  1. Trim chicken thighs of any excess fat, pat dry if moist and lay flat on a cutting board. Place a piece of cheese and a tomato slice on each thigh. Season the top of each thigh with Italian seasoning and sea salt.

  2. Roll the chicken thighs up, enclosing the cheese and tomato. Run two skewers through each thigh (see picture below) and put two thighs on the same skewers to save room on grill. Brush the outside of each thigh with Peri Peri sauce to your taste.

  3. Heat your grill to 350ºF and cook the thighs directly over the heat for about 10 minutes per side, flipping only once. Your chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165ºF in the inside part of the meat when it is done cooking.

  4. Remove from the grill and serve hot with rice and grilled vegetables. Enjoy!

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