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Nando’s Peri Peri Chicken

If you want the famous Nando’s Peri Peri Chicken recipe I’ll warn you that you may actually quit visiting Nando’s. For others who never tasted this chicken, I warn you that it’s quite addictive. You’ll be amazed once you try this Copycat recipe

Nandos Peri Peri Chicken

Yields: 4 portion
Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total: 25 mins


What is the Nando’s Peri Peri Chicken?

Once you try our Nando’s version of Peri Peri Chicken you’ll ditch the actual Nando’s. And it’s also very easy to freeze.

All you’ll need is to prepare our homemade Peri Peri Sauce and marinate the chicken a few hours before. Actually, the recipe works well with both chicken thighs and fillets, tofu, or fish.

Once the chicken is marinated then pan-fry, bake, or grill! I prefer to pan-fry with a little olive oil, especially when using breasts but you can also grill chicken thighs or wings in a barbeque as an appetizer when you have guests. I assure you that if you find the right ingredients and try them out the result will be amazing.

I can’t resist Peri Peri Chicken wings and they’re an absolute winner.

Normally I cook it using chicken breasts, especially for busy weekdays to eat a healthy meal in 15 minutes, Since the sauce is really easy to prepare I find it an amazing recipe to prepare in the evening and then cook it the next day after leaving the chicken to marinade in the refrigerator.

Nandos Peri Peri Chicken

How to Make Homemade Nando’s Chicken?

  • Prepare the Peri Peri sauce
  • Cut the chicken breasts horizontally into 8 pieces
  • Marinade the chicken in the peri peri sauce. You can marinade it in advance a few hours before, overnight, or just cook it right away.
  • Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil
  • Cook the chicken slowly getting a nice sear for 3 minutes, then flip over and do the same with the other side.
  • Then turn the heat to low and allow the chicken to cook for about 2 more minutes.
  • Enjoy!

NOTES

  • You can marinate chicken but also use the peri peri sauce to marinate the grilled veggies, fish, or tofu.
  • If you can’t find African bird’s eye chili, you can swap it for any spicy peppers you can find. Thai chilis work great or red serrano peppers but even cayenne. 
  • Unless you want it very spicy, always make sure to take out the seeds from the peppers.
  • You can pan-fry this chicken, bake it or grill it. Nevertheless, it will taste amazing!

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Nandos Peri Peri Chicken Recipe

Caroline Sciberras
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine South African
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Chicken Breasts large
  • ½ cup Home made Peri Peri Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the peri peri sauce
  • Cut the chicken breasts horizontally into 8 pieces
  • Marinade the chicken in the peri peri sauce. You can marinade it in advance a few hours before, overnight, or just cook it right away.
  • Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil
  • Cook the chicken slowly getting a nice sear for 3 minutes, then flip over and do the same with the other side.
  • Then turn the heat to low and allow the chicken to cook through, about 2 more minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can marinade chicken but also use it to grill veggies, fish or tofu.
  • If you can't find African bird's eye chili, you can swap it for any spicy peppers you can find. Thai chilis work great or red serrano peppers but even cayenne. 
  • Unless you want it very spicy, always make sure to take out the seeds from the peppers.
  • You can pan-fry this chicken, bake it but grilled tastes amazing!
Keyword Nando's Peri Peri Chicken Recipe, peri peri chicken sauce, Piri Piri Chicken, Portuguese Peri Peri Chicken

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