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How to make the BEST EVER homemade nandos fakeaway at home using your favourite kitchen gadgets.

Perfect for a Friday night fakeaway and you can use your Thermomix, Air Fryer, Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi, or whichever kitchen gadgets you have available to do the job easily.

This nandos fakeaway guide was originally shared with you back in 2017 and we are updating our Nandos series for you today with better gadgets and better recipes.

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The Best Nandos Fakeaway
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One of my favourite foodie quotes is from Martin Scorsese. I am a huge fan of his movies and love to watch Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci on a Friday or a Saturday night.

The quote from Martin Scorsese is “why eat out when your mum cooks Italian”.  

Well, I just love cooking so much that a lot of the time I forget to eat out.

On holiday, I will cook more than I eat out and I get great enjoyment out of cooking.

This means I love a fakeaway and after recently going to Nandos with an amazing lady, I wanted to make a Nandos Fakeaway at home using my kitchen gadgets and to prove that you don’t need to eat out to enjoy great food.

If you love Nandos and the Nandos cuisine as much as me, then you will love this homemade nandos fakeaway.

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What Is Nandos?

If you haven’t heard of Nandos yet, then let me explain further.

Nandos is a popular international African Portuguese restaurant chain. I have noticed it has the biggest popularity in the UK and in Australia.

In fact, we have a Nando’s less than 10 minutes drive from where we live.

Its called Nando’s because its founder is called Fernando (Nando for short in Portuguese).

As someone that has eaten out at a LOT of Portuguese barbecue chicken restaurants, I would say it was very similar, just with the option of different heat levels.

Is Nandos Peri Peri Chicken?

Yes, it is. Peri peri chicken is the most famous food that is sold at Nandos. Of course, there is more to Nandos than just peri peri chicken, but if you want to create your own Nando’s fakeaway menu, then peri peri chicken is the perfect starting point.

Is Peri Peri Chicken Healthy?

Yes, Nandos peri peri chicken is healthy.

This is because peri peri chicken is a tomato and pepper based sauce for marinating chicken in. The chicken is then cooked on a grill or on a barbecue.

So don’t think KFC chicken as there is no breading or deep frying at Nandos.

Can You Reheat Nandos Chicken?

Yes, you sure can reheat nandos chicken and the air fryer is your reheat best friend. Just like with reheating KFC chicken in the air fryer, you can reheat Nandos chicken pieces.

Or follow our guide for reheating rice and use this for your leftover Nandos spicy rice.

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Homemade Nandos Recipes

Okay, now you understand Nandos more, let me dive in and share with you some homemade nandos recipes that you can cook at home.

Note, that all our homemade nando recipes can be reheated, can be frozen for another day and can be batch cooked too.

These Nandos recipes are also ideal for a Friday night fakeaway and are fantastic for saving money.

Nandos Air Fryer Recipes

Let’s start with cooking Nandos in the air fryer. My favourite Nandos food is the peri peri chicken, and this shouts out AIR FRY ME.

Here is our Nandos peri peri chicken. We cooked some Nandos chicken thighs and some chicken drumsticks in the air fryer and they were delicious. Even better, the skin on them was spectacular thanks to the air fryer. And even better no extra oil was needed.

nandos peri peri chicken - drumsticks and thighs

Then for the even cheaper alternative you can make Nandos chicken wings. These are my daughter Sofia’s favourite and she is the biggest chicken wings addict that I have ever known.

Also, for saving money you only need chicken wings + marinade ingredients so a big money saver!

nandos chicken wings fakeaway

Then for my other favourite air fryer recipe for Nandos, check out our nandos beanie burgers, which is funny, because there are no beans in a beanie burger. But OMG they taste amazing and its easy to turn them from vegetarian to vegan.

Nandos Beanie Burger In Air Fryer

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Nandos Instant Pot Recipes

Now after the air fryer, I want a delicious side to go with my Nandos chicken. That is when I choose to make some Nandos spicy rice in the instant pot pressure cooker.

Spicy rice in the instant pot is delicious and best of all, you can cook your rice in the instant pot, whilst you cook your chicken in the air fryer.

Plus, 2 cups of brown rice makes a lot of healthy spicy rice for another meal.

nandos spicy rice in the instant pot

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Nandos Thermomix Recipes

But before we cook our homemade nandos chicken we need to be thinking all about the flavoursome marinade which you can make at home.

I used the Thermomix to make my Nandos marinade with and you can do the same, or use a blender, food processor, soup maker etc for.

Then its ready to go in a jar and perfect for your peri peri chicken, and into other Nandos dishes too.

nandos marinade recipe

And those are the 6 fakeaway Nandos recipes that you start with first and of course, do bookmark this list as I do plan on adding more and more to it, as I test out more and more copycat nandos recipes.

Slimming World Fakeaway

It would also be easy to take these homemade nandos chicken recipes and transform them into a slimming world fakeaway.

That is because Nandos is ideal for slimming world because it is very low in fat and the extra virgin olive oil used is so small.

For example, the Nandos marinade has JUST 1tbsp of extra virgin olive oil to make a large jar. Then imagine this one jar does enough Nandos for six recipes, then each recipe feeds four people.

That means that 1tbsp of extra virgin olive is 0.04 of 1tbsp meaning its so low there is no point adding a syn.

Making a healthy nandos fakeaway the best copycat recipes on Slimming World or Weight Watchers.

Do You Like KFC Chicken?

Also, if you want to try out more copycat chicken recipes in the air fryer, and in other gadgets do check out our KFC Fakeaway recipes too.

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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie marker and several other kitchen gadgets.

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  1. A great list of recipes for a fakeaway. I found them easy to make and we had a great banquet of Nando’s food all made by me many thanks.