Healthy Cheeky Nando's Peri Peri Chicken with Corn on the Cob

Who doesn't enjoy a cheeky Nando's now and then? As far as eating out goes, it's one of the healthier options too. 

Healthier still if you make it at home. You can avoid all those tempting sides (fries? anyone), and even make it without the skin (I'll let you see if you can guess which is the one without the skin in these pictures). 

Cheeky Nando's Peri Peri Chicken
Having tried the bottled Nando's peri peri chicken marinade for home cooking, I can tell you this turns out better!

I've also been told it turns out a lot juicier and softer than Nando's chicken itself! Plus it only takes 10 minutes to prep, so I'd say it's 1 nil to the home marinade over the bottled stuff.

And the result is, a cheeky Nando's from your sofa. Win.

Home Made Cheeky Nando's Recipe

🍴   Serves: 4
⏰ Prep Time: 10 minutes
🍳 Cook Time: 35 minutes
⏳  Total Time: 45 minutes

🌱 Dietary Information: Gluten-free, Low-carb.


4 chicken legs
7 - 10 springs of thyme
50 ml olive oil
4 cloves of garlic finely diced
1 lemon juiced
2 tsp chilli flakes
2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp onion powder
3 tbs brown sauce
1 tsp dijon mustard
4 corn cobs halved


Peri Peri Chicken Marinade

1. Preheat the oven to 250℃.

2. In a large bowl mix together all the listed ingredients, apart from the chicken legs and thyme, to make the peri peri marinade.

3. Using a sharp knife score the chicken thighs making 3-4 gashes.

4. Using a cooking brush coat both sides of the chicken thighs in the peri peri marinade. Keep a teaspoon of the marinade to one side for the corn on the cob. Place the chicken thighs in a roasting tray along with the thyme and place in the oven.

5. Brush the corn cobs with the remaining marinade and wrap in foil. Place them in the oven with the chicken.

Roasted Corn on the Cob

6. Cook both the chicken and corn cobs for 30 minutes at 250℃.

7. To make sure the chicken is nice and crispy, and the cobs are charred, remove the cobs from their foil wrappers, and place the chicken and corn under the grill for 5 minutes.

There you have it, a cheeky Nando's night in.

Enjoy! :)

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