Recipe: DIY Nando's Chicken Wrap

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I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Nando's. Sometimes it's the best thing ever, other times I'm just like "I paid £15 for a bit of chicken and some salad, and they didn't even take my order?!". Good news though, it's super easy to make at home. I'm not even sure I should have put "recipe" in the title of this post, because it's really is that easy - more just a bunch of ingredients chucked together and put inside a wrap. I always order either a chicken wrap or pitta, and here's how to recreate it in the comfort of your own kitchen (sadly no supply of endless juice though).

You Will Need:
Chicken breasts
Tortilla wraps
Peri Peri sauce
Spices (whatever you fancy - chilli powder/flakes, coriander etc.)
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Garlic
Mixed salad
Sweet potato
Potatoes
Halloumi cheese
Tinned pineapple

Method:
1. Turn the oven to 180°C. Prepare the chicken and cut it in to medium-sized pieces if necessary. Add it to a dish along with some olive oil, crushed garlic, lemon juice, peri peri sauce/marinade and whichever spices you'd like. You can buy peri peri seasoning for this, but I just like to use the Nando's sauce (which you can buy in most supermarkets now) as it's more multi-purpose. You can easily customise this to suit whichever is your favourite type of marinade - lemon and herb, mango and lime, hot or mild etc.
2. Meanwhile, peel your potatoes and cut them into chips. I like my chips small and crispy, but you could easily make them chunky wedges if you prefer. Add them to a pan of water and par-boil for around 5 minutes. Drain, and toss with a little bit of olive oil and any seasonings you'd like - I just stuck with a little bit of salt and pepper.
3. Spread out the chips on a tray and put in the oven. Check after 10 minutes, give them a shake and cook for another 10. While they're cooking, peel your sweet potatoes and add to a pan of boiling water. They should take around 15 minutes to cook.
4. Around 5 minutes before the chips and sweet potatoes are ready, add the chicken to a hot grill and grill until cooked through. Once the chicken's cooked, add the halloumi cheese and pineapple to the grill too and give them a couple of minutes to warm up.
5. Mash the sweet potatoes, adding a little bit of butter and some black pepper, and then get your salad ready - I like mixed salad leaves with chopped red peppers, red onions and cucumber and a little bit of balsamic dressing. Take the chips out of the oven, pop everything from the grill on to a plate and warm the wraps up for 30 seconds in the microwave.
6. Now it's time for assembly! Take a wrap and and spread it with mayonnaise and/or peri peri sauce. Pile on some salad, chicken, halloumi and pineapple and wrap it up. Serve it along with some extra salad, a little bowl of sweet potato mash and, of course, some chips. Done!

So tasty and pretty quick to make, perfect for a weeknight tea. The only thing you have to watch out for is getting everything ready at approximately the right time, but once you've done it once or twice it'll be much easier to know which order to do things in! The best thing about this is it's so easy to customise - you can choose whichever marinades, toppings, sides and flavours you want. Yum yum yum! P.S. do you like my new heart-shaped chopping board? I spotted it on Ebay and couldn't resist!

Gillian x

19 comments

  1. I don't understand the hype with Nando's. I like going there but it's really not that amazing! These wraps absolutely do look amazing though! So easy too. Love your chopping board by the way xo

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  2. DEAR SWEET LORD, this looks amazing. And so easy! We've just ordered a pizza in and now I'm feeling guilty because this looks so easy and much tastier. Great photos too btw and good work on the chopping board!xx

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  3. Omg. Never have nando's but this looks ah-may-zing! I also like your heart shaped board sweetie!!
    XO

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  4. i love nandos so much! I have their bottled sauces at home :p x

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  5. I know what you mean about nando's it is incredibly hyped up, but this does look super yummy! I just wish they sold the peri salt somewhere! xxx

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  6. that looks delicious!
    well done, i bet it tasted phenomenal!

    BreezeyBee Blog
    xoXo

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  7. I love nando's but it is really overpriced for what it is.
    I'm not a huge chip fan but I do like the little crispy ones and yours look amazing, I'd def crunch a few of them.
    This is my kind of meal :) x

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  8. This looks delicious! I do love Nando's but do find it on the pricey side, you can buy their sauces in the supermarket and just make your own instead - as often as you like ;P perfect! x

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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  9. Awr man! This looks amazing and so cheap to do! X

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  10. Oh man, that's making me hungry!

    Michelle x
    http://www.theneverendingwardrobe.com/

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  11. This is so appropriate, I was at Nandos for dinner. This actually looks so much nice r!

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  12. This looks so yum - definitely going to try this!

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  13. mmm those chips look nice and crispy too x

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  14. oh my gosh thank you for this recipe so so much! This wrap is my fave at nandos :-)

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  15. I have a bit of a love hate thing with Nandos too. Especially as sometimes i'm like "that was delicious" and other times just not impressed.

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  16. This looks AMAZING, looks much nicer than Nandos!

    Maria xxx

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  17. that chopping board is sooo cute!

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