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Nando's Peri-Peri Butterfly Chicken Breast


"Nando’s Peri-Peri Butterfly Chicken Breast Recipe, one of the most delicious chicken recipes that is bursting with incredible flavours"

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This super easy Nando's Peri-Peri Butterfly Chicken Breast Recipe may put Nando's out of business!

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  • 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


SERVES: 1 - 2



  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 thickness.
  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.


My Active Kitchen, August 2019


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