Pinoy Twists

April 9, 2018
Peri Peri Chicken with Spicy Pinoy Sauces

DIFFICULTY: Moderate
Makes 20 servings
Preparation and cooking time: 6 hours (with 4 hours marinade time)


Ingredients:

Chicken Dry Rub:
1 tablespoon ginger powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon salt
20 chicken sticks

Marinade:
2 pieces red onion, halved
½ cup garlic cloves, peeled
1 cup siling labuyo
2 pieces red bell pepper, chopped
4 pieces tomatoes, quartered
4 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon lemon zest
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon bay leaf powder
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon paprika

Green Sweet Chili Sauce:
6 pieces green sili
1 cup water
¾ cup sugar
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
1 tablespoon chili flakes
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water

Thick Spicy Soymansi Sauce:
1 cup soy sauce
½ cup sugar
½ cup calamansi juice
5 pieces siling labuyo, finely chopped
1 tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water

Spicy Liver Sauce:
2 tablespoons oil
¼ cup red onion, minced
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1 cup spicy liver sauce
2 teaspoons Ground black pepper

Procedure:

Chicken Dry Rub:
1. In a large bowl, stir together the ginger powder, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, and salt.
2. Rub chicken with the mixture, then set aside to absorb flavors in a dish.

Marinade:
1. In a food processor or blender, combine red onion, garlic, labuyo, red bell pepper, tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, red wine vinegar, sugar, salt, ground black pepper, bay leaf powder, oregano, and paprika and mix until all the ingredients are finely chopped and the mixture is a quite saucy paste.
2. Transfer to a saucepan over medium heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring continuously. Let cool.
3. Coat the chicken sticks in the mixture and allow to marinade for at least 4 hours or overnight.
4. Grill peri-peri chicken and serve hot with 3 sauces!

Sweet Green Chili Sauce:
1. Slice lengthwise and remove seeds from green sili. Set seeds aside.
2. Place green sili in a food processor and blend with water until the water takes on the color and the sili has broken into small pieces. Set chili water aside.
3. In a pot over medium heat, combine sugar, garlic, ginger, chili flakes, green sili seeds, salt, vinegar, and chili water. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved. Allow to boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
4. Stir in cornstarch, bring to a boil and allow sauce to simmer until thickened. Serve with grilled peri-peri chicken.

Spicy Soymansi Sauce:
1. Combine soy sauce, sugar, calamansi juice, and siling labuyo in a pot and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar has dissolved.
2. Stir in cornstarch, bring to a boil and allow sauce to simmer until thickened. Serve with grilled peri-peri chicken.

Spicy Liver Sauce:
1. In a pan over medium-low heat, saute onions and garlic in oil until soft. Add spicy liver sauce and ground black pepper. Stir until well combined. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Serve with grilled peri-peri chicken.