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How To Make Nandos Chicken In The Air fryer

Its actually a really quick marinade and then you throw it in the blender to blitz it, then brush your Nandos marinade over your chicken, air fry the chicken as usual and then you have the most amazing Nandos Peri Peri Chicken. Then tuck in and drink lots of wine!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 1322kcal


  • Chop your chicken in half so that it is halfway through the breastbone and so that each side has equal parts of everything.
  • Place the chicken onto a sheet of silver foil as it will make it easiest for marinating with less mess.
  • In a blender add to it everything apart from the chicken that you see in the ingredients list. Blitz until you have a coarse marinade.
  • Season your chicken on both sides (over the silver foil) in extra salt and pepper. Then using a pastry brush, brush over the marinade onto all the skin parts of the chicken, so that it is well coated.
  • Fridge for an hour then place them in the bottom of your Airfryer.
  • Cook the 2 halves for 15 minutes at 180c/356f with the bone side down and then 10 minutes with the bones up at the same temperature.
  • Serve.


The Whole chickens that we buy average a weight of 2 kilos (4.4 pounds) so adjust your timings if you use a bigger or a smaller one. But because we are cooking in the Airfryer (for best results) you will want to make sure the chicken fits in!
You can use either one tablespoon of garlic puree or 12 crushed medium sized garlic cloves.
For working out measurements for smaller cooking portions with the Nandos sauce then just use 10% of these ingredients for one whole chicken.
We only ever buy extra virgin olive oil as it is the best. The more you invest in your olive oil then the better the end result.
You can also chop up your chicken into small pieces like how it is served in a Portuguese restaurant. Typically you will get a whole chicken for 2 people. It will then be chopped into 2 chicken wings, 4 breast + thigh pieces and 2 drumsticks.
We have found the best place to source whole chicken to make How To Make Nandos Chicken In The Airfryer is from ButcherBox. You even receive free bacon and $10 off your first order when you sign up with this link.


Calories: 1322kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 129g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1346IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg
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