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I spotted a very tasty looking Neil Perry recipe in the weekend paper so thought I’d give it a try.

His Marinated Chicken is grilled then served with Cucumber and Yoghurt Relish – recipe here.

Don’t forget to also check out the following chicken recipes – just click on the image below:

Chicken and Vegetable Chowder

Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Marinade for Chicken









Neil Perry’s Marinade for Chicken was super quick to make in the food processor.

So let’s get started:

Marinade for Chicken – Ingredients

  • 100 ml / 4 oz virgin olive oil
  • 3 small red chillies, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • grated zest of half a lemon
  • juice of 1 whole lemon
  • 2 table spoons chopped coriander
  • sea salt

Neil Perry’s Marinated Chicken

Marinade for Chicken – Method

  1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor
  2. Process until well combined but not completely pureed
  3. Marinate chicken breasts for 1 hour

How simple was that!

Handy Tips and Variations

  • Neil Perry suggested pounding the chicken to approx 15 mm thick
  • Instead, I carefully sliced the breasts in half to get a similar thickness
  • I put less chilli than suggested (I don’t like too much heat)
  • I admit to having no fresh coriander at the same, so I left it out
  • I made Neil’s Cucumber and Yoghurt Relish to accompany the chicken and it was to die for
  • I cooked the chicken under a hot grill – you can also cook on a BBQ

Hope you enjoy this Neil Perry recipe review. Here are the links to his Sydney restaurants – Rockpool on George and Rockpool Bar and Grill.

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Jan Littlehales

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4 Responses to “Neil Perry’s Marinade for Chicken – in Ten Minutes”

  1. Compost King says:

    This sounds wonderful. It’s my turn to cook on Wednesday so this will be dinner ( we take turns cooking at our place 🙂 ). Sons are both now excellent cooks so it was worth the moaning and groaning to begin with – sorry got off track. Thanks for posting this Jan.

  2. Thanks Compost King – try it with Neil Perry’s Cucumber and Yoghurt Relish (I’m posting recipe later today)

  3. This marinade for chicken looks delicious. I must say I’m not a fan of coriander so I would probably leave it out on purpose.

  4. Hi Jackie,
    I’ve made this marinade again since writing the article, and this time I did include the coriander. You could try adding another herb – maybe basil?

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