Go Back
+ servings
Peri peri chicken mozambique

Nando's Peri Peri Chicken Recipe

Nando's Peri Peri Chicken Recipe tastes just like Nando's. Made with homemade Peri peri Sauce this Portuguese Peri Peri Chicken is extremely easy to make & can be a fantastic easy appetizer or main course. Make this spicy, tangy, delicious South African Piri Piri Chicken at home without an oven or grill.
4.84 from 12 votes
Print Pin
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: African
Keyword: Nando's Peri Peri Chicken Recipe, Peri Peri Chicken, Piri Piri Chicken, Portuguese Peri Peri Chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 635kcal
Author: Meghna



  • Take the chicken drumsticks & thighs in a clean dry bowl. I have used skinless chicken pieces.. You may also you chicken pieces with skin.
  • Slash each piece of the chicken diagonally a few times (2-3 slashes each piece depending on their sizes).
  • Add salt, paprika & lemon juice to the chicken pieces and give them a good rub.
  • Next, add the homemade peri peri sauce and rub well so that the chicken pieces are well coated with the marinade. 
  • Cover the bowl with a cling film and pop it in the fridge. Allow the marinated chicken to rest for at least 3-4 hours. You may also leave it over night.
  • Next, over medium heat set an iron skillet grill. Brush olive oil and arrange the chicken pieces shaking off the excess marinade without over crowding. Cook them roatating side to side after few minutes until fully cooked. It should take you about 30 mins approximately. Brush them with olive oil or drizzle oil on the skillet while cooking the chicken.
  • Serve hot. Enjoy. You may garnish it with more peri peri sauce or use the left over sauce if any as a dip. It tastes fabulous.



  1. Measuring Units used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml
  2. An Iron Skillet Grill works best for today's Portuguese Piri Piri Chicken Recipe. The roasted flavor is massive and undeniably good.
  3. The cast iron skillet grill must be heated up nice and spitting hot before placing the marinated chicken. Arrange the marinated chicken pieces on the HOT skillet grill after brushing or drizzling oil on the skillet.
  4. I have used Organic skinless Chicken from Whole Foods and hence, the size of each piece is small.
  5. The number of slashes on the chicken will depend on the it's size. It might need 3-4 slashes if each piece is big. 
  6. The 30 mins cooking time is meant for tender small organic chicken. If it's a big chicken and not organic you have to increase the cooking time accordingly. It might take a little longer to get fully cooked.
  7. 3-4 hours marination time is a must for delicious flavor. You may also marinate the chicken overnight.
  8. You may use Chicken Breasts too to cook today's Nando's Peri Peri Chicken Recipe. In that case you may need to reduce the cooking time. Chicken Breasts are tender and gets cooked faster.
  9. Garnish the skillet roasted Peri Peri chicken with more piri piri sauce or you may use any left over sauce as a dip too. It tastes amazing.
Calorific details are provided by a third party application & are to be used as indicative figures only.
Nutrition Facts
Nando's Peri Peri Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 pieces)
Calories 635 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Sodium 1037mg45%
Potassium 52mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 60g120%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 300mg30%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 3pieces | Calories: 635kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 1037mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 0.1mg