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A chicken breast with chips and a slice of lemon on a blue plate
Nando's Style Peri-Peri Butterfly Chicken Breast
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Chilling Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins

Nando's Style Peri Peri Butterfly Chicken Breast, one of the most delicious chicken recipes. Why not make it at home, it's super easy to make, and it tastes just like the real deal. Serve it with fries and corn on the cob for a full Nando's experience.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Portuguese
Keyword: peri-peri chicken recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 336 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp tabasco (or any other chilli sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • a pinch of pepper
  1. To make the marinade, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, smoked paprika, oregano, minced garlic, chilli flakes, salt , pepper and tabasco.

  2. Mix well to get a paste.

  3. To butterfly the chicken breasts: place your hand on top of a chicken breast, then run a long sharp knife along the side of the chicken.

  4. Slice the chicken breast in half horizontally, but do not cut all the way through.

  5. Open it up, and flatten it, it will have the shape of a butterfly.

  6. Use a meat tenderizer to flatten it down even more to the desired thickeness.

  7. Repeat with the second chicken breast.

  8. Rub the marinade on both sides of each butterfly chicken, then refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours.

  9. Heat up a grill pan, and place one chicken breast at a time.

  10. Grill for about 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts
Nando's Style Peri-Peri Butterfly Chicken Breast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 626mg26%
Potassium 900mg26%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 1200IU24%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.