Nando's Peri-Peri
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This Chicken's On Fire!
Nando’s Peri Peri Chicken is an eatery serving a blend of African and Portuguese (Mozambican?) cuisine that centers around the African Bird’s Eye Chili, also known as Peri-Peri. At Nando’s, fresh chickens are marinated for 24 hours, trimmed of all their fat, and then consistently basted with the restaurant’s own Peri-Peri sauce while being grilled on an open flame. You can then top your chicken with extra sauce – we chose the hot sauce. The sauce was so good that our lips were still pleasantly burning long after eating. We rounded out our meal with fresh corn, a salad, and Portuguese rice. You can also order desserts, wine, and sangria, but the draw is definitely the chicken. Let me tell you, Nando’s chicken is a revelation, and if I lived in D.C., I’m sure that I’d find myself eating there at least once a week.
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