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Nando's Recipes

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Nando's recipes - the easy way to prepare the best dishes from the Nando's menu. These are copycat recipes, not necessarily made the same way as they are prepared at Nando's, but closely modeled on the flavors and textures of Nando's popular food, so you can bring the exotic tastes of one of the top restaurant chains in the world to your own table for a fraction of the cost.

Tracing its origins to a South African dining group, Nando's is famous for its Peri-Peri marinades and its chicken dishes. The restaurant chain is present in thirty countries on five continents and has expanded to sell its world-renowned sauces in supermarkets as well.

From Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits to Buffalo Wild Wings hot sauce, chain and franchise restaurants are popular destinations around the world. Eating out too frequently can be costly, not to mention that it's hard to control portion size, ingredients, or the style of cooking to suit your preferences.

Nando's recipes on your own allows you to save money while enjoying your favorite menu items from the casual dining spot. This list collections the best copycat Nando's recipes from around the Web.
  • 1

    Nando's PERi-PERi Sauce

    Nando's PERi-PERi Sauce is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Nando's Recipes
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY

    two or three fresh hot chile peppers (hot red peppers are typical; jalapeno peppers and poblano peppers are also good), chopped
    four tablespoons lemon juice or lime juice (or cider vinegar)
    four tablespoons oil
    one tablespoon cayenne pepper or red pepper, or one tablespoon dried red pepper flakes
    one teaspoon minced garlic (or garlic powder)
    one tablespoon paprika
    one teaspoon salt
    dried or fresh oregano or parsley (or similar)

    - Combine all ingredients.
    - Grind using mortar and pestle; mix ingredients into a smooth paste.
    - Adjust ratio of cayenne pepper and paprika to taste.
    - Sauce aging: Store it in a refrigerator for a few days allows the flavor to develop.
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  • 2

    Crunchy PERi-PERi Garlic Chicken

    Crunchy PERi-PERi Garlic Chick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Nando's Recipes
    Photo: flickr / CC0

    4 Skinless chicken breasts, flattened
    10 Cracker biscuits
    Zest and juice of 2 lemons
    40g Butter
    15ml (1 tbsp) Flat leaf parsley
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    45ml (3 tbsp) Cake flour
    45ml (3 tbsp) Nando’s Garlic Peri-Peri Sauce
    2 Eggs

    - Preheat oven to 180°C.
    - Mix cream crackers, lemon zest and juice, butter, parsley and a pinch of salt and pepper in a food processor until mixture is very fine; pour cracker mixture onto a plate.
    - Sprinkle flour onto a second plate.
    - Beat eggs and Nando’s Garlic PERi-PERi Sauce together.
    - Dip each chicken breast into the flour until both sides are completely coated then
    - Dip into egg mixture until covered and then into cracker mixture; press mixture onto breasts to stick.
    - Place chicken on a baking tray; bake in oven for 15-20 minutes.
    - Leave breasts whole or slice in strips; drizzle with lemon juice. Serve with potato chips.
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  • 3

    Stuffed PERi-PERi Chicken Breasts with Mozzarella

    500g Chicken breast fillets ( 6 fillets)
    100g Grated Mozzarella
    70ml Nando’s Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Marinade
    125ml (1/2 cup) Fresh breadcrumbs
    10g Crushed garlic
    15ml (1tbsp) Olive oil
    180ml Nando’s Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Marinade
    60ml Fresh cream

    - Mix mozzarella and breadcrumbs with Nando’s Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Marinade.
    - Slit a pocket into each of the chicken breasts; stuff with cheese and marinade mix.
    - Heat olive oil in a frying pan.
    - Add garlic and chicken breasts; fry until golden on both sides.
    - Reduce heat and fry for 10 more minutes; turn chicken frequently until cooked through.
    - Prepare sauce by mixing the rest of Nando’s Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Marinade with cream and heat in the microwave for a minute.
    - Serve chicken on a bed of green beans or asparagus, drizzled with sauce.
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  • 4

    Hot Sweet PERi-PERi Beef Strips With Noodles

    Hot Sweet PERi-PERi Beef Strip is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Nando's Recipes
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY

    375ml (1 1/2 cup) Uncooked Noodles
    400g Beef Strips
    15ml (1 tbsp) Olive Oil
    1 Red onion , chopped
    1 Green Pepper, sliced into thin slices
    1 Red Pepper, sliced into thin slices
    80g Mini Corn
    80g Red Cabbage, sliced into thin strips
    125ml (1 bottle) Nando’s Hot PERi-PERi Sauce
    45ml (3 tbsp) Honey
    Salt and pepper to taste

    - Heat olive oil in a pan, add onions and saute until translucent.
    - Add beef strips and cook for 3-5 minutes; add Nando’s Hot PERi-PERi Sauce and honey.
    - Add green and red peppers, corn and cabbage and fry for another 5-10 minutes.
    - Cook noodles in 3 cups of boiling water for 8-10 minutes.
    - Mix noodles and beef strips; serve immediately
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