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“This recipe is very similar to the Nando's chicken and if used the way I direct it will turn out to be a fraction of the price. I'm no expert chef but I can tell you that if done right, these babies will come out heavenly. I searched for this recipe on this site to see if a similar one had been posted but obviously not so here I am with the awesome recipe. This chicken comes out sweet with Chilly and ripe with the tang of lemon.”
1hr 30mins
6 chicken pieces

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients for the marinade together. If you find it annoying crushing up the garlic you can buy it pre crushed from the shops.
  2. Use a sharp knife cut chicken into six pieces so that you have the breast and lower part of the chicken as well as the 4 drumsticks and wings, (visualize the look of the chicken at Nando's). Cut off any excess fat but leave most of the skin as it will add to the flavor.
  3. Make several small incisions into the chicken to later help it absorb the marinade.
  4. Bask the chicken well in the marinade and allow it to marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  5. Meanwhile mix the Piri Piri seasoning with the lemon juice and the oil. You can find Piri Piri seasoning easily from the shops and it saves you having to chop if 10-12 red chillies and chop up a bay leaf and such, just makes the process a lot simpler. Also add a pinch of salt.
  6. Pre heat the grill and insert the chicken. Bask the chicken frequently with any excess marinade.Turn the chicken frequently and make sure it doesn't burn.Cook for approximately 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the chicken from the grill/BBQ and allow it to cool before lathering it in the Piri Piri sauce. Serve with potatoes and what ever else you desire.
  8. Charcoal grill or BBQ preferred but gas grill works almost as well.
  9. Seven easy steps to Heaven!

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