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The Best Peri Peri Chicken With Nando's Yellow Rice Recipe

Updated: Jan 14, 2022

This was a HIT! Can't believe how quick and easy to put together this recipe



1 whole chicken

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp garlic paste

½ tsp dried thyme

1 lemon zest

Peri-Peri Sauce

1 ½ tbsp cooking oil

1 ½ tbsp garlic

1 medium onion

1 bell pepper

1 ¼ tsp salt

2 tbsp tomato paste

2 bay leaves

½ tsp smoked paprika

1 ½ tbsp coriander

1 tsp peri peri chili

1 cup water

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 lemon peel

2 tbsp white vinegar

¼ tsp dried thyme


1 tsp cooking oil

1 tsp butter

1 tbsp tomato paste

1 green chili

½ cup bell pepper

¼ cup onion

1 tsp salt

½ tsp roasted cumin

½ tsp turmeric

2 cups basmati rice


1. Form butterfly shape using the chicken

2. Sprinkle salt to taste

3. Coat the chicken with cooking oil, smoked paprika, garlic paste, dried thyme, and zest of one lemon

4. Turn over the chicken and sprinkle salt

5. Marinate for 30 minutes

6. Place chicken on a nonstick pan and cook for 20 minutes of low heat

7. Add cooking oil to a separate pan and add chopped garlic, onion, bell pepper, salt, tomato paste, bay leaves, smoked paprika, crushed coriander, and peri-peri chili powder

8. Pour in a cup of water

9. Cook for 5-6 minutes on low heat

10. Add lemon juice and lemon peel

11. Mix in white vinegar dried thyme

12. Puree the peri-peri sauce and place it in a jar

13. Prepare rice by adding cooking oil to a pan along with butter, tomato paste, chopped green chilies, bell pepper, onion, salt, roasted cumin, and turmeric

14. Mix in soaked basmati rice

15. Pour in hot water, cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes on low heat

16. Remove rice from heat and set it aside

17. Turn over the chicken and cook for another 7 minutes on low heat

18. Check temperature to ensure chicken is fully cooked before serving

19. Put the desired amount of peri-peri sauce over the chicken and serve with rice

20. Ready to enjoy!

1 Comment

What is peri peri chili?

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