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homemade nandos butterfly chicken burger

Nandos Fakeaway Butterfly Chicken Burger

If you are looking for the ultimate fakeaway burger to cook this summer, here is a recipe showing you how to make your very own Nandos Butterfly Chicken Burger at home. Whether you want to make your own peri-peri marinade or use a store bought version, this recipe post covers it all.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Fakeaway
Cuisine African
Servings 1



  • Ensure your chicken breast is flat: Either use a meat hammer to flatten the chicken breast, or use a knife to slice the chicken breast (not completely) to create the butterfly shape.
  • Marinate: In a large mixing bowl, apply the peri-peri marinade to the chicken breasts, and for the best results, refrigerate it overnight or for 8 hours.
  • Cook: For best results, cook the chicken on the BBQ grill or griddle pan. Ensure they are pre-heated because you ideally want to cook each side of the chicken breast for 5 minutes. If you are using an oven to cook the chicken breasts, pre-heat the oven for 10 minutes on 180c / 356f and cook the chicken breasts for 15 minutes, or until it reaches the ideal internal temperature on your meat. Half-way through cooking, re-apply some of leftover marinade.
  • Assemble: Add the chicken breast to your roll, top up with lettuce and tomatoes, and your sauce.



  • Griddle Pan - Best for cooking peri-peri chicken indoors and all year long.
Keyword Butterfly Chicken Burger, Nandos Butterfly Chicken Burger, Peri Peri Chicken Burger
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