I love peri peri chicken and sauce, and one of my earliest memories was my mum making peri peri chicken whenever guests came over so that they could bbq them. It took me a while to actually get used to peri peri, but boy when I discovered it, was I hooked. I now have my own chilli trees which seem to have a mind of their own and keep giving me chillies, so I thought that I would look around for a sauce which I could make and adapt which reminded me of how my mum used to make it. I came across this sauce over on the Great Creations Blog which I have adapted for my purposes. She has some great recipes for some other sauces, so do stop by and give it a look. I also used a lot more chillies than she used in her recipe, but feel free to adjust to suit your own tastes. I also happened to have a bunch of fresh basil and oregano which was about to go off so put that in.



Easy Peri Peri Sauce

Feel free to adjust to suit your own tastes.

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-15 Minutes
  • Total Time: -26024327.6333 minute
  • Yield: 1 to 2 Jars 1x


  • 20 Chillies I used a punnet of habanerno chillies which I bought from a Chinese store, feel free to use whatever kind you like or can get hold of. Remove the green stalks of the chillies.
  • 1 head of garlic peeled (keep each clove whole)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 bunch fresh oregano or basil or 3 tablespoons of. (You can use dried here if you wish, simply use a couple of teaspoons or one of each dried oregano & basil).
  • 1 red pepper remove the stalk but keep the pips
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil you can use either plain olive oil not extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of a whole lemon
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar


  • 1 food processor or blender
  • 1 medium sized pot


  1. Add the red pepper, garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and oil to the pot, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the chillies, fresh oregano and/or basil, I used both as that is what I had, but I have made it with just one of them before and it came out just fine. Give it a mix around and then place them in your blender or food processor.
  3. Blend until nice and smooth.
  4. Then put it into a sterilised glass jar and place into the fridge.


You can use it with any dish you like now, if you are really brave you can put it on a sandwich. I like to use it in a stir fry or to marinade a roast chicken or chicken pieces. It can be really hot, but once it is cooked it gives it a wonderful depth of flavour.

What is your favourite type of dish to use with a chilli sauce? Let me know in the comments below.

I will see you soon with some more recipes.