My family doesn’t mind a little spice at meal times and finding this recipe seemed perfect. Having the ability to make all of it fresh without having to buy jars of paste really does make such a subtle and outstandingly good difference.
Having been to Nando’s and other restaurants similar, recreating a dish of similar or in this case better can be a challenge at times.
Now to the dish itself, tender chicken in a peri-peri marinade with crunchy slaw is marriage in itself. While eating altogether the chicken is beautifully soft when you get the tingle and spice hit your taste buds, but add the crunchy slaw tones it down and compliments it all together. Even on its own the slaw has a vibrant colour pleasing to the eye, lovely crunch of cabbage and then a myriad of soft flavours bringing it together. I really like the addition of the wholegrain mustard to the slaw, which I feel, actually adds a little sweetness to the dish along with the apple and carrot.
Best of all the family devoured it all and asked for seconds. There was a little left but my wife and I shared that out of sight of the kids. Are we bad?….no way it was too nice to share.