This recipe appears in The Influence of People and Places from our Early Spring 2023 issue.
Peri Peri Chicken with Cauliflower Grits
For the rub
For the grits
Make the chicken
Mix all rub ingredients. Rub ½ mix on chickens on both sides; let marinate 2 hours or overnight.
Roast chickens at 350 for 35 minutes.
Make the sauce
In blender, process remaining rub with ½ cup fresh basil, 3 cloves garlic, and ¼ cup orange juice
Make the grits
In a saucepan, heat cauliflower to draw out moisture. Add cream and garlic over medium heat, stirring often. As mixture thickens, add cheese and salt.
Cook until the cauliflower is soft, and the mixture is creamy but thick.