A home cook has shared a simple recipe for Nando’s-inspired chicken tenderloins at home using an air fryer.
The man, from Perth, used just two supermarket items to create the dish – chicken breast and Nando’s PERi-PERi Marinade with medium heat, which costs $5.75 for a 250g bottle from supermarket stores like Coles and Woolworths.
To make the meal, he cut the chicken into strips and baste each piece in the sauce.
The man then baked the strips in his $89 Kmart air fryer for 15 minutes on 180C, until golden and crispy on the outside.
A home cook has shared a simple two-ingredient recipe to create Nando’s-inspired chicken tenderloins at home using an air fryer
How to make Nando’s tenders in your air fryer
1 chicken breast
Nando’s PERi-PERi Marinade Medium
1. Cut chicken breast into strips and then dunk the pieces in the PERi-PERi sauce until well coated.
2. Spread the chicken pieces out in the air fryer tray. Bake for 15 minutes on 180C.
3. Turn and baste the strips every five minutes to ensure its cooked through, golden and crispy on the outside.
4. Serve with a dipping sauce.
He suggested turning and basting the chicken every five minutes in between the cooking time to ensure the pieces are cooked through and marinated well.
‘Turned out great,’ he wrote in a Facebook group, along with a picture of his dish served with mayonnaise.
The famous sauce has a medium kick of heat, made with birds eye chillies and a blend of ingredients onion, sun-ripened lemons, garlic and spices.
Hundreds of people who saw his recipe were impressed to see how easy it is to whip up in just minutes, while others said they couldn’t wait to try it out themselves.
‘They look fantastic well done,’ one woman said, while another added: ‘That looks so yummy.’
Some shared pictures of their DIY dishes at home, including one woman who made a delicious peri-peri chicken (right) after using the restaurant’s sauce to recreate the dish
And he’s not the only one to recreate the famous flame-grilled peri-peri style chicken in their air fryer at home.
Some shared pictures of their DIY dishes at home, including one woman who made a delicious peri-peri chicken after using the restaurant’s sauce to recreate the dish.
‘Who needs Nando’s now when you can use your air fryer,’ she wrote.
‘Kmart Air fryer 3.2L. Peri peri butterfly chicken from Woolworths – 30 minutes on 200C and then flipped over for another 20 minutes on 160C.
‘Had it with hot chips made in the air fryer of course. Chicken was so juicy and skin nice and crisp.’