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RECIPE - Oven Baked Peri Peri Chicken

This Oven Baked Peri Peri Chicken is packed with flavour. The chicken is coated in delicious marinade before being oven baked to a crispy juicy perfection. Get your favourite Nando's chicken at home.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Additional Marinating time1 hr
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Portuguese, South African
Servings: 4
Calories: 638kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 lemon (Juice and zest)
  • 1 orange (juice only)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (more if you like it spicy)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2.2 lb Chicken pieces - skin on
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley to serve


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/390ºF.
  • Place the minced garlic, lemon juice, orange juice and olive oil into bowl and mix to combine.
  • Add the lemon zest, sweet paprika, black pepper, chilli flakes and oregano and mix well.
  • Pour the marinate into a plastic bowl or large ziplock bag.
  • Add the chicken pieces and leave to marinate for at least an hour but overnight will give you a great flavour.
  • Lay the chicken out in a baking dish, sprinkle over the salt and cook in the oven for 45 minutes.
  • Carefully baste the chicken with the pan juices and served sprinkled with fresh parsley.


Serving: 3pieces | Calories: 638kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 1037mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 46.2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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