Piri piri chicken skewers

March 4, 2024
chicken skewers

In the mood for some flavourful chicken with a twist? Try these Piri piri chicken skewers for an evening of mouth-watering flavour. Served with a Avocado dill yoghurt sauce the combination of Piri Piri and creamy feel of the yoghurt this meal will be added to the favorites’ list.

Piri Piri Chicken skewers


  • 2 kg chicken breast or thigh cut into bite-size chunks
  • 2 Thai chilies
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 red onion cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into bite-size chunks
  • Avocado dill yoghurt sauce



Prepare the chicken. Blend together Thai chilies with garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil until smooth. Pour marinade over chicken, turning to coat. Let sit for 1 hour at room temperature or in the fridge overnight.


Meanwhile, prepare avocado dill yogurt sauce. Cut avocado in half and remove pit. Scoop out flesh and place in blender. Puree avocado with yogurt, lemon juice, and garlic until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in fresh dill and mint. Season with salt and pepper and let sit for 30 minutes.


Make pickled cucumbers. Combine vinegar, boiling water, sugar and salt in a medium bowl, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add cucumbers and let sit for 30 minutes.


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.


Skewer chicken with red onion and bell peppers, alternating between chicken and vegetable. Place skewers on baking sheet and roast in oven for 15-20 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.


Remove chicken from oven and transfer skewers to a platter. Serve with avocado dill yoghurt sauce and pickled cucumbers.

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