Peri-peri chicken pie with tomato salad

Peri-peri chicken pie with tomato salad

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  • 6 to 8
  • Easy
  • 20 minutes
  • 1 hour

The Peri-peri chicken pie is a twist on this classic comfort food. It features a flaky pie crust filled with tender chicken cooked in a rich and spicy Peri-peri sauce. This dish is served with a refreshing tomato salad, providing a contrasting combination of flavours and textures.


  • 2 red peppers, quartered and seeded
  • 2 red onions, quartered
  • 4 T extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6-8 bird’s-eye chillie
  • 2 T smoked paprika
  • 2 T red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 2 x 400 ml cans coconut cream
  • 2 rotisserie chickens, shredded
  • 3 Woolworths Kara orange sweet potatoes, washed and thinly sliced
  • 3 potatoes, washed and thinly sliced
  • For the tomato salad, toss:
  • 1 x 750 g punnet Woolworths exotic tomato selection, rinsed and roughly chopped
  • 1 x 90 g sachet Woolworths pickled red onion petals, including pickling liquid
  • 15 g fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 15 g fresh mint, leaves picked
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place the peppers and onions on a baking tray, drizzle with 1 T olive oil and season. Roast for 30 minutes.

2. Place the roasted vegetables in a blender with 2 T olive oil, the chillies, paprika, vinegar, garlic, lime zest and juice. Blend until smooth.

3. Sauté the mixture in an ovenproof pan for 2 minutes over a medium heat, then add the coconut cream and bring to a simmer. Add the chicken and cook for a further 2 minutes. Season to taste.

4. Arrange the potatoes on top of the chicken mixture, drizzle with the remaining oil, then bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

5. Serve the chicken pie with the salad.

Cook’s note: Double the of peri-peri sauce and use as a condiment. Keep refrigerated.

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Videography: Kevashan Moodley
Photography: Shavan Rahim

Keletso Motau Recipe by: Keletso Motau
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Keletso Motau is a TASTETube presenter and stylist who has worked with TASTE since 2017. He loves developing dessert recipes and his all-time favourite food is Lamb Curry. Follow him on Instagram: @keletso.motau.

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