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Prince William's favourite fast food is Peri-Peri chicken and here's how you can make it at home

Once you've tried chicken the Portuguese way, you'll never go back.

By Now to Love Staff
We know the Royal family is banned from eating certain foods, like shellfish, anything with garlic or too many onions - but it seems that won't stop Prince William indulging in his favourite fast-food - Nando's Perri-Perri Chicken.
This little tidbit of information was revealed when Prince William attended Next Generation Impact Entrepreneurs Forum on Tuesday, April 17, and met one of the founders of Nando's, telling him his food is "very good."
If you're keen to eat like a Royal, we've got the perfect peri-peri chicken recipe for you to make at home. It's the perfect hot and spicy chicken for the barbecue, peri peri chicken is tender, juicy and bursting with flavour.


Peri peri chicken
  • 1/3 cup(80ml) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup(60ml) olive oil
  • 6 small fresh red thai chillies, seeded, chopped finely
  • 2 tspbrown sugar
  • 1 tspsweet paprika
  • 2 clovesgarlic, crushed
  • 2 tspfinely chopped
  • fresh rosemary
  • 2 tspsea salt
  • 4 chicken maryland pieces (1.4kg)


  • Combine juice, oil, chilli, sugar, paprika, garlic, rosemary and salt in large bowl or resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, coat in marinade. Cover, refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  • Drain chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Make deep diagonal cuts in chicken pieces.
  • Heat covered barbecue according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • Cook chicken on oiled barbecue by indirect heat, covered, about 25 minutes or until browned on both sides and just cooked through.
  • Brush with reserved marinade frequently during cooking.
Chicken is best marinated a day ahead.

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