Nandos Chicken Wings In The Air Fryer

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Nandos Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer. Enjoy delicious truly crispy chicken wings the Portuguese way, with Peri Peri flavoured chicken wings. Full of flavour and perfect for date night or family suppers.

Nandos Chicken Wings In The Air Fryer easy air fryer recipe

Nandos Chicken Wings In The Air Fryer was originally published on in 2017 and I am now updating it.

Nandos Chicken Wings

Today as our Nandos Chicken Wings In The Air Fryer goes live, we will be celebrating a whole 9 years living in the Algarve in Southern Portugal. We won’t be around as this post goes live as we have a family tradition that on this very special day that we hit the beach. So, our love from the beach!

There is not a day that goes by when we don’t think about how much we love living here and the culture of the country we now call home.

We escaped the bad weather, the high cost of living and the high crime of the north of England nine years ago today and we feel so blessed.

We love the beautiful sunshine, the low cost of living and the low crime rates. Though out of everything we get most excited over the food. I mean who doesn’t just adore Mediterranean foods? They are nutritious yet they taste so good that you forget they are healthy for you.

Like these Nandos Chicken Wings. Made with the wholesome Piri Piri Chicken marinade they are perfect for families that want something special yet simple and want to spend time with their families rather than all night in the kitchen.

You soak your Nandos Chicken Wings overnight in the Nandos marinade and then place them straight into the Air Fryer the next day when you want to eat them.

I actually use the baking pan that you can get as an accessory for the Air Fryer. Just because it has no holes in it, has a handle for carrying it with, makes it great for Air Fryer to dinner table cooking experience. You can then serve it up on your dinner table with the spare marinade that can then form as a dipping sauce.

Also, if you are following the Whole 30 or Paleo and want something good to serve your friends without making them feel like you have forced them on a diet, then this is the dish of your dreams.

Plus, everyone loves a good Air Fryer Chicken Wings recipe!

Then you could also serve them up with our Nandos whole chicken along with a salad and your guests would be very impressed.

But if you haven’t heard of Nandos and their world famous Nandos Wings then read on:

What Is Nandos?

What is nandos?

Nandos is an international food chain specialising in barbecued chicken. Its chicken is cooked with the famous Peri Peri marinade. It originated in South Africa by a Portuguese born man by the name of Fernando, hence its famous name.

The chicken is also served in quarters, halves and wholes just like it is in Portugal.

It also serves a range of other dishes including burgers, salads, wings and wraps.

It has a big worldwide fan base with outlets in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe & North America.

The Nandos brand is constantly growing as people love the spicy flavours alongside authentic African/Portuguese cuisine.

Are Nandos Wings Healthy?

My Nandos Wings At Home are if that makes sense? They are made with simple homemade seasonings, cooked without being breaded and don’t have any flour or other unhealthy produce used in the recipe.

It would also suit a wide range of diets too. Such as Keto, Slimming World, Weight Watchers, Whole30 and Paleo to name a few.

Its like a lot of fast food. Make it yourself at home and it can taste better and be much healthier.

How To Make Nandos Wings?

Air Fryer Nandos Chicken Wings

To make Nandos wings yourself at home you don’t need to do a lot at all!

Simply make your own Nandos marinade, such as our homemade Nandos marinade that you can find here, then leave your wings for a few hours to marinate and then cook your chicken wings in the air fryer like you would normally do.

It is that simple.

You could also use our homemade Nandos Chicken Wings recipe to transform any chicken you have.

It is delicious with a whole chicken, spatchcock chicken, in soup or just with some basic chicken breasts.

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Nandos Chicken Wings In The Air Fryer

Nandos Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer. Enjoy delicious truly crispy chicken wings the Portuguese way, with Peri Peri flavoured chicken wings. Full of flavour and perfect for date night or family suppers.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 529kcal


Recipe Ingredients:


  • Place your chicken wings onto a large piece of silver foil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper from above (from shoulder lengtso that they are well covered.
  • Add to them a quarter of your marinade and mix well so that all the chicken is well covered.
  • Place the rest of your marinade into a big serving dish ready for the next day.
  • Seal up the silver foil and fridge overnight.
  • The next day remove the chicken wings from the silver foil and place them inside the baking pan inside the Air fryer.
  • Cook for 20 minutes on 360f and then serve with your spare marinade as dipping sauce.


I have suggested that you use 275ml of homemade Nandos marinade. This is basically half of my recipe and is enough for cooking with and some extra for dipping with.
My chicken wings packs are about 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) and has 12 medium sized chicken wings in the pack.
The dipping sauce (because tomato sauce is within the marinade) will be like the chilled Spanish tapas sauce and you will love it for dunking your chicken wings.
You can also freeze any leftover marinade for future Nando home meals. As sizes of your chicken wings can vary from pack to pack, they were cooked at 18 minutes but we gave them a shake and another 2 minutes to give allowances for the bigger ones, as it is important that your chicken is well cooked.
We have found the best place to source chicken wings to make Nandos Chicken Wings In The Air fryer is from ButcherBox. You even receive free bacon and $10 off your first order when you sign up with this link.
I recommend you check out our Air Fryer Accessories to see what accessories you need.


Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 2696mg | Potassium: 287mg | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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