Recipe: Nando's peri-peri chicken parmo

Home-cooked cheeky Nando’s, anyone?

Recipe: Nando's peri-peri chicken parmo

We recently announced that much-loved Portuguese-themed chicken chain Nando's had launched live cooking classes via its Instagram page – find out more here - and if you haven’t managed to check them out yet, we’ve picked a top Nando’s dish for you to make at home in the UAE: Nando's peri-peri chicken parmo.

Fun fact: chicken parmo actually originates from Middlesbrough in the UK and the popular Teesside dish has been given a spicy makeover thanks to Nando’s signature peri-peri sauce.

It’s time to bring the heat home with this fakeaway Nando’s recipe.

For the chicken parmo:

• 1 bottle Nando's PERi-PERi sauce (choose your flavour)
• 320g chicken mini fillets
• 100g dried breadcrumbs
• Spray cooking oil
• Grated cheddar cheese

For the béchamel sauce:

• 2 tbsp Nando's PERi-PERi sauce (choose your flavour)
• 25g butter
• 3 tbsp plain flour
• 250ml milk (warm)


• Preheat oven to 220°C. Pour bottle of PERi-PERi sauce and breadcrumbs into separate bowls.

• Dip the chicken into the PERi-PERi sauce and then coat with the breadcrumbs.

• Spray a baking sheet with oil, spread the coated chicken pieces (in a single layer), then spray with oil again. Bake until golden (around 10 minutes), flipping once.

• Meanwhile make the béchamel sauce. Melt the butter in a pan and mix in flour and cook for three minutes. Then slowly mix in the warm milk, stirring constantly. Simmer for 15 minutes then add the PERi-PERi sauce and remove from heat.

• Spoon the béchamel sauce over the golden chicken strips and top with cheese.

• Put back in the oven for another 10 minutes. Serve and tuck in.

For more recipes to try out at home in the UAE, click here.

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