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Peri Peri chicken and vegetables

Tamara Willner
Written by

Tamara Willner

Reviewed by dietitian

Fiona Moncrieff

1 min read
Last updated April 2024

Made all in one tray, this recipe is simple to put together with minimal cleanup. It’s also a great dish to have for leftovers.



Recipe: Peri Peri chicken and vegetables

Prep and cooking time: 1hr 10 mins

Serves: 4



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 whole medium chicken
  • 1 lemon
  • 300g potatoes, cut into chips
  • 125ml medium peri peri sauce
  • 3 red peppers, cut into chunks
  • 2 courgettes, cut into chunks
  • 2 red onions, cut into chunks
  • 1 large handful fresh coriander



  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan.
  2. Lightly oil a large roasting tray with 1 tbsp of oil.
  3. Place the chicken, breast side up, in the tray, and stuff the cavity with the lemon. Arrange the potatoes around the chicken, and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Brush the chicken with 2/3 of the peri peri sauce and roast for 30mins.
  5. Meanwhile, mix together the rest of the vegetables with a little salt, pepper, and the remaining peri peri sauce.
  6. Remove the chicken and glaze with the juice from the bottom of the roasting tray. Turn the potatoes and add in rest of the vegetables, cook for another 20-30mins.
  7. Check the chicken is cooked by piercing the biggest part of the thigh with a skewer or knife. If the juices run clear, it’s done. If it’s cloudy or pink, return to the oven for another 10-15mins.
  8. Sprinkle with coriander and serve.

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27 July, 2021

How many calories are in the recipes….and where can I find the nutritional values


4 August, 2021

Hi Sharon, thanks for your comment!

The Second Nature programme isn’t a calorie-counting method, as we know this isn’t a sustainable approach for most people, so you won’t find calories included on our recipes.

Instead, we’ll educate you on nutrition and provide the tools for you to eat healthily and lose weight without counting calories. It can also be quite difficult to accurately estimate someone’s true calorie requirement, therefore we prefer to work with you to improve your intuitive eating and make the most of your natural hunger cues.

You’ll find our guide for building balanced meals here, and more detailed nutritional guidelines if you sign up to our programme through our health quiz here. You can also email with any questions 🙂

Teresa Elcock

25 November, 2019

You say to use a med peri peri sauce but which make, or have I missed the home made sauce recipe on the site. Thanks very much

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