Portuguese Piri Piri Whole Roasted Chicken

Portuguese Piri Piri Whole Roasted Chicken

Turbo Trusser
Portuguese Piri Piri Whole Roasted Chicken with Crispy Potatoes....Piri Piri sauce is a little spicy, a little sweet, a bit salty and all around complex. It’s like a flavor explosion in your mouth.
This recipe is compliments of Turbo Trusser — and don’t miss WTFCF review Don’t Get “Tangled Up” in Cooking Twine – The Turbo Trusser Solves An Old Problem For Poultry of this impressive and simple new product.
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Course Dinner


  • Roasting pan
  • Turbo Trusser


  • 1 (5-6) pounds, remove innards and rinse
  • 2 pounds redskin potatoes or medium russet potatoes, peeled and sliced ¼ inch thick

Piri Piri Rub

  • 5 tablespoons Piri Piri spice powder
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Green Sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup Cilantro leaves, not packed
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Rinse chicken and remove any innards and pat dry with paper towels.

Piri Piri Rub

  • In a bowl, add 5 tablespoons Piri Piri spice, ¼ cup red wine vinegar, ¼ cup olive oil, 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt, 6 minced garlic cloves, and ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper. Mix well. Brush Piri Piri rub over entire chicken and under skin over the breast and inside the cavity of the chicken.
  • Marinate in refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Place oven rack in the middle of the over and preheat to 425℉.
  • In a large bowl, add 2 pounds red potatoes, 1 tablespoon of Piri Piri mixture, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Toss to evenly coat potatoes and layer in the bottom of a greased roasting pan.
  • Truss the chicken with the Turbo Trusser (see video below) and place in oven.
  • Roast chicken for 15 minutes and then turn oven down to 350℉ degrees.
  • While the chicken is roasting prepare the green sauce.

Green Sauce

  • In a food processor, add 1 cup Greek yogurt, 1 cup cilantro leaves, ½ teaspoon ground coriander, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Blend mixture until it is smooth and creamy.
  • Finish roasting chicken until internal temperature has reached 165℉.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Remove Turbo Trusser, carve, and plate.
  • Sprinkle chicken with green sauce and garnish with buttered green peas.


    About the Author

    Meet the brain-children behind the kitchen gadget the Turbo Trusser.
    Kirk Hyust is a multifaceted individual with a diverse range of skills and interests. With 20 years of experience in construction, Kirk is a seasoned professional in home remodeling and has a keen eye for detail. But that's not all, he is also a former chef who trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, showcasing his passion for creativity and the arts. In addition to his construction and culinary expertise, Kirk is also an inventor with a passion for innovation. He holds 10 patents on various inventions, demonstrating his innovative spirit and problem-solving abilities. 
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