Nando’s has some of the best grilled chicken around and their recipe is a closely guarded trade secret. Last I checked, franchisees pay a half million dollars or more to buy in and discover the secret recipes. Here’s a great copycat recipe that won’t break the bank. Enjoy the photos and recipe below!






Also great fried!


  Nando’s Style Lemon and Herb Chicken (as pictured above)

 A delicious copycat recipe featuring the flavours of Nando’s.


3 tblsp minced garlic
3 tblsp ginger paste
1 shallot, minced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
3 tblsp olive oil
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tblsp coarse salt
chilli flakes to taste
black pepper
1 tsp ajinomoto

Finishing Glaze:

4 tblsp butter
1 tsp honey
1 tblsp minced garlic
1 tblsp finely chopped cilantro
2 tblsp lemon juice
3 tblsp peri-peri or your favorite hot sauce
salt to taste

Mix all ingredients for the marinade together in a large ziploc bag and then add chicken parts.
Place in refrigerator for 24 hours before putting the chicken parts on grill preheated to 350 degrees.
Cook chicken until it reaches at least 165 degrees F. Remove to a mixing bowl.
In a small saucepan on medium heat melt butter and then add remaining ingredients for the glaze. Cook for a minute or two only before removing from heat.
Place cooked chicken in a mixing bowl and pour over glaze. Toss and serve.