Nando's Butterfly Chicken

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 167kcal


  • 2 chicken breasts (approx. 150g per breast)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 30 g hot sauce of choice
  • garlic powder, oregano, paprika (or any seasonings you like)
  • 1 kcal spray


  • To butterfly the chicken breasts, slice the breasts horizontally, cutting almost to the other side.
  • Score the chicken breasts (make parallel, shallow cuts through the chicken).
  • Place on a board and flatten with rolling pin/mallet.
  • Season the breasts with salt, pepper, spices and your hot sauce.
  • Massage the chicken breasts to coat evenly with the spices/sauce.
  • Cover and allow marinade in the fridge (a few minutes or hours)
  • To cook the chicken breasts, heat a pan on medium heat and spray well with 1 kcal spray.
  • Pan fry chicken breast for 7 to 9 minutes until starting to char, flipping after 4 minutes.
  • Check it is cooked throughout (white all the way through).
  • Serve with whatever Nando's sides you like. Pictured here with peri fries and spicy corn on the cob.


Serving: 1breast | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 2g