Nando’s has this strange stigma. For some reason, a lot of people hate it. Or at least pretend to hate it. Maybe it’s because it’s everywhere. Maybe it’s because they don’t like chicken. But it’s a cause for concern.
Why is it worrying? Because Nando’s is, in fact, great. It really is! By focusing on chicken, and solely on chicken (at least on their main dishes), they churn out some deliciously roasted birds with surprising, even scary efficiency. No wonder they’re everywhere!
Take this beautiful specimen, their full chicken, done Peri Peri style, and glossed over with their mango spice (spicy enough for me, thank you). Go on and tell me it doesn’t look gorgeous. And with a battalion of crazy peri peri sauces to choose from, which also go great with their peri salted chips, there’s no way to get tired of it.
So screw you, Nando-haters. I, for one, love Nando’s. And I strongly believe Nando’s loves me. That’s why there’s been a Nando’s a block away from every single flat I’ve lived in London. And that’s six different flats if we’re counting…
Slimy? You must finish any chicken with your hands. So have napkins at the ready: this will end badly.
Satisfying? If there was a prize for “most underappreciated chain”, Nando’s would get it. It’s just damn good chicken.