mushroom sauce with peri peri chicken

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Peri Peri Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

Don’t simply make grilled chicken! Today, try this tastiest peri-peri chicken breast, which is juicy and tender and full of bursting flavor. Along with it, I will also share my mushroom sauce recipe. You can make it with pasta, steak, omelets, or baked potatoes. You can use chicken with bones as well as chicken legs.

grilled peri peri chicken

This is going to be delicious spice-burst peri peri chicken that is juicy and tender. Many times, grilled chicken, especially chicken breast, becomes dry while grilling, but this will not happen to you after trying this recipe.

peri peri chicken is marinated in peri-peri sauce. This sauce originally would have included African bird’s eye chili peppers, but not many people have access to them. I am using smoked paprika and chili flakes; this will also add a nice smoky, hot flavor.

mushroom sauce with peri peri chicken

Serve it with mushroom sauce; it is a very good combo, especially if you want some velvety smooth, creamy sauce to serve with. Mushroom sauce is very easy to make and can be stored for 2–3 days in the fridge. Also serve vegetables with it, either boiled or stir-fried.


For peri peri chicken

  • Chicken breast: You can also take thigh pieces, which are considered to be juicier and more tender than breast pieces. Chicken with bones can also be used; it is also more juicy.
  • Oil: Olive oil is the best, but you can use any other that you like. Even butter.
  • Smoked paprika: This is a key ingredient. Smoky paprika, rather than simple paprika, adds a unique BBQ and hot flavor to it. But if you don’t have it, use the regular one.
  • Chili flakes
  • Oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic: I use garlic powder, but you can use fresh garlic as well.
  • Lemon juice

Mushroom sauce

  • Chicken broth: If you’d like to add vegetable broth, you can also add it.
  • Heavy cream: It will give a smooth, velvety, creamy texture to the sauce.
  • Mushrooms: chestnut mushrooms are used, cut into slices.
  • Garlic: if you don’t like it, skip it; if you don’t like it chunky and want to just add flavor, then use garlic powder.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Italian herbs: I prefer thyme and Rosemary.
  • Butter: It is very important; you can use oil as well if you like, but butter adds aroma and creaminess.
  • Cornstarch: If you like to make it thicker, add it last; otherwise, skip it.


  • Serve the chicken with vegetables you like, either stir-fried or boiled. I use peas, corn, and carrots. You can use whatever vegetables you like, but seasonal ones are best.

How to make peri-peri chicken

Marinate the chicken well with the peri peri sauce, which includes all the spices, oil, and lemon juice, and leave it overnight for the best results. The chicken will absorb all the spices and moisture. While cooking it will remain tender. If you don’t have enough time, leave for at least 2 or 3 hours.

Grill it on either an electric or a charcoal grill. Another option is to heat the grill pan and add olive oil to it. Place the chicken breast on it. Grill the chicken from all sides until it is tender and cooked. Don’t overcook it; it will dry out from overcooking.

Change the sides and direction of the chicken to get good grill marks. Also, add the additional left-over marinade to it. It will make it more tender and juicy. At last brush with oil to get shiny peri peri chicken breast pieces. Serve with mushroom sauce and vegetables.

Grilled peri peri chicken with peri peri sauce

How to make mushroom sauce

In a pan, add butter, mushrooms, and garlic. Sauté it for a few minutes until golden brown.

mushroom sauce

Add cream along with broth and seasonings. If you want to make it a bit thicker, dissolve cornstarch in the broth and then add.

Let the cream shimmer on a low flame. On high flame, it may split. Stir it continuously for 5–10 minutes, until you get the consistency you desire. Turn the flame off and serve.

Nando's peri peri chicken

How to boil vegetables

Boil the corn separately from the peas and carrots. Put the salt in boiling water and boil the vegetables until they become soft. Serve these with grilled peri peri chicken and mushroom sauce.

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FAQ and Tips

Can I freeze it?

Peri-peri chicken is great for freezing. Marinate the chicken, keep it in Ziplock bags, and freeze. You can also freeze cooked chicken.

How can I use leftovers?

With the leftover chicken, you can make a tasty chicken salad or a peri peri chicken wrap. Mushroom sauce goes well with omelets and baked potatoes. You can also add it to boiled pasta; it will taste great.

Can I use chicken with skin and bones?

You can use the same ingredients for chicken with bones and skin as for chicken legs; just the cooking time will be increased. Grill it on the grill for 35–40 minutes.

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mushroom sauce with peri peri chicken

Peri Peri Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

The chicken breasts in this peri peri chicken recipe are covered in a homemade peri peri sauce before being grilled and served with mushroom sauce. It is a simple weeknight supper.
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine world
Servings 2 people


Peri peri chicken

  • 2 chicken breast pieces
  • 1 tsp  smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp  garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed chili flakes according to your taste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp   black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried  oregano 
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon small

Mushroom sauce

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp black pepper and salt according to taste
  • parsley chopped for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp Italian dried herbs


  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup carrot
  • 1 cup corn
  • water for boiling
  • salt


Peri peri chicken

  • Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients. Leave it overnight before grilling, or for at least 2 to 3 hours.
  • Grill it on the grill until the chicken is done. Also, while grilling, brush it with leftover marinade and brush the sides with oil.
  • Alternatively, grill chicken pieces on a grill pan. Cook until the chicken has changed color and is thoroughly cooked. Also, while grilling, brush it with leftover marinade and brush the sides with oil.

Mushroom sauce

  • In a sauté pan, add butter, garlic, and mushrooms. On medium heat, fry them well until the mushrooms turn golden.
  • Then, over a slow to medium flame, add heavy cream and chicken broth and cook until the flavor of the mushrooms comes through in the sauce.
  • After 8–15 minutes, add the Italian herbs, black pepper, and salt and mix.
  • If you want to make it thicker, add cornstarch dissolved in water; otherwise, skip it. Cook for 2 minutes and add parsley.


  • Boil carrots and peas in boiling water with salt.
  • Boil the corn separately in another pan because it takes more time.
  • Serve the peri-peri grilled chicken with mushroom sauce and boiled vegetables and enjoy.
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