Baked Piri Piri Chicken Thighs
With Portuguese and southern African roots, piri piri is a spicy chile sauce that has become popular globally. Here we blend hot peppers (bird's eye chiles) with sweet bell peppers, vinegar, lemon, garlic and bay leaves to season baked chicken thighs. This easy, healthy chicken recipe is designed to make more than you need for one dinner. See Tips for ideas for using the leftovers to make healthy chicken tacos, grain bowls and salads.
Tips: We designed this recipe to make more than you need for one dinner. Here are 3 ways to use the rest of the chicken and sauce throughout the week.
Build a Healthy Bowl: Top cooked whole grains with your favorite veggies, shredded leftover chicken and a drizzle of the sauce.
Sauce Up a Chicken Salad: Whisk some of the sauce with oil and vinegar to make a vinaigrette to toss with leafy greens. Top with chicken.
Turn Out Easy Tacos: Serve the chicken in warm corn tortillas with your favorite taco toppings.
To make ahead: Refrigerate sauce (Steps 1-5) for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months. Refrigerate chicken for up to 3 days.
2 1/2 medium-fat protein, 1 fat, 1 vegetable