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Fakeaway: ‘Nando’s’ Peri Peri Chicken with Spicy Rice

Another 3 weeks of lockdown eh’ – it’s totally the right decision and although we’d love to be heading off to our local Nando’s for the usual order that you don’t need to think twice about or even look at the menu, we’ll just have to put in that extra effort to make it at home.

If you’ve followed our Fakeaway series until now, you’ll know that we’ve been recreating our favourite takeaway meals at home. With Five Guys burger and fries to begin with, followed by pizza and fish and chips, this was our personal fave out of the lot so far.

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Lucky for us all, Nando’s sauce is easy to come by at supermarkets these days so minimum effort required there. The spicy rice is straightforward but it would be a shame not to go all out in Nando’s style and add onion, pepper, peas and spices.

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5 from 3 votes

Peri Peri Chicken with Spicy Rice

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Chicken
Servings: 2 People

Ingredients

Peri Peri Chicken

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 large onion diced finely
  • 4 tbsp nando’s medium sauce

Spicy Rice

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 small red pepper diced
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 100 g long grain rice
  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • 30 g frozen peas

Instructions

Peri Peri Chicken

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Meanwhile, cover chicken in half the peri peri sauce.
  • Top with diced onions and add remaining sauce
  • Pop in the oven and cook for 35 mins. Once tender and cooked, add to the grill for the extra chicken crisp and Nando’s look for 5 mins each side.

Spicy Rice

  • Meanwhile, place the diced onion and red pepper in a reasonably large saucepan. Cover with a lid and cook over a gentle heat for 3 minutes until softened but not browned.
  • Remove the lid and add the chilli flakes, turmeric and smoked paprika. Cook for 2 more minutes. Add a splash of water if it starts to get a little dry.
  • Add the rice, chicken stock, salt and pepper. Turn the heat up and bring to the boil. Then cover with a lid and turn the heat down. Cook for 7 minutes, or until the rice is nearly cooked.
  • After 7 minutes add the peas and stir. Re-cover with the lid and cook for 3 more minutes or until the rice is done to your liking and the peas are hot.
  • Serve with your peri peri chicken and corn on the cob (your other Nando’s favourites)

Check out the recipe below and tag us on Instagram if you give it a go yourself!

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What’s your go to Nando’s order? And even more importantly, what spice level?

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12 Comments

  1. April 20, 2020 / 9:40 pm

    Oh my gosh – esp. in this time of quarantine – that looks delicious!

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 23, 2020 / 4:39 pm

      We hope you enjoy the recipe!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  2. April 21, 2020 / 10:23 am

    5 stars
    Wow! Another amazing and delicious recipe! This looks so nice and easy to re-create too, plus it looks healthy so win win! Corn on the cob with melted better is so mouth-watering, I think I shall be adding this to my shopping list this week! Thanks for the inspiration, brilliant series! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 23, 2020 / 4:39 pm

      Honestly, it’s one of faves from the whole series and sniper tasty!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  3. April 21, 2020 / 11:01 am

    This looks so good! You’ve done a really great job at making this meal look exactly like something from Nandos. I absolutely love spicy chicken and have always found Nandos a little underwhelming (although I do love their sauces). In fact I always make my own version at home. I’d love to give your recipe a try too x

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 23, 2020 / 4:41 pm

      I totally get that, I say the sauces are so much better to use for making it just the way you like it!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  4. April 21, 2020 / 1:02 pm

    5 stars
    This looks fantastic – this is basically my perfect dinner! I love anything peri peri flavoured xxx

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 23, 2020 / 4:42 pm

      Oh yes, then this is defo the recipe for you! What’s your heat level?

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  5. April 21, 2020 / 9:37 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve been making similar dishes to this and can confirm it’s delicious!

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 23, 2020 / 4:42 pm

      Amazing! Isn’t it just delicious!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  6. April 29, 2020 / 1:42 pm

    I need to make a vegan version of this, it looks great! I’m sending you both so much love. Stay strong, stay home, stay safe. 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | http://www.alishavalerie.com

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      May 1, 2020 / 3:54 pm

      We’d love to see the vegan version this dish!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

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