My Answer to Nandos



You will not believe how much this chicken will remind you of Nandos Chicken.  So now, when I have a craving for a Nandos Burger, I can just whip one up at home.  If only I could replicate their amazing chips I would be set.


Santa Fe Spice Chicken Rub


1/2 – 1 tsp Chilli Powder (1/2 tsp if the kids are eating it, 1 tsp if you like it hot)

2 Tbl Cumin

1 Tbl Paprika

1/4 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Pepper

1 Tbl Packed Light or Dark Brown Sugar (I used light)

2 Tbl Extra Virgin Olive Oil

4-6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts


Combine the dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl and drizzle in the olive oil.  Stir until the mixture forms a crumbly, moist paste.

Trim your chicken breasts then coat each side with paste.

Place the chicken in a baking dish and wrap in glad wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to 10 hours.  To be honest I am yet to follow this instruction.  I’m usually so rushed we cook the chicken straight away, and it is fantastic!

Grill or BBQ the chicken over medium heat for 6-7 minutes each side, depending on the size of the chicken breast, then set aside to rest for 5 minutes.

Notes:  We love this chicken served with side dishes at a BBQ, but you can slice it and serve it in wraps and soft tacos.

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