A Sexy Nandos Chicken & Halloumi Salad Recipe

nandos chicken & halloumi salad

nandos chicken halloumi recipe

Nandos sauce chicken salad

It may not be fancy, but I love a bit of Nandos. Admittedly we did go so much that I got a bit sick of it, but when Liam made himself dinner with the Coat and Cook medium sauce at the weekend, I was inspired to use the leftovers for lunch the next day to make a banging salad for us both. It was a resounding success, so I thought I’d share a little recipe for when you’re in need of some peri peri goodness.

Like all good salads, this is embarrassingly easy to knock up (especially if the chicken has already been cooked and simply needs shredding). Much like my chicken and chorizo salad, I am slightly hesitant in declaring this as a “recipe”, because y’know it’s just throwing some stuff together…

Nandos Chicken & Halloumi Salad Ingredients

Pre cooked chicken in Nandos Coat and Cook sauce (as much as you want – we had one breast each. Oooer)
Babyleaf salad leaves – or whatever type of salad you prefer
Thinly cut halloumi
Nandos lemon and herb pouring sauce


Start by cutting the halloumi into thin(ish) slices. Spray a frying pan with some Frylight or use a little bit of oil. Heat up the pan on medium, and add the halloumi slices.

Whilst these are frying up nicely, get your pre cooked chicken and shred it using a knife and fork. I cut it into tiny chunks rather than properly shredding it, but whatever floats your boat. Once shredded or cut, flip the halloumi slices so they get slightly crispy on both sides.

Line the bottom of a bowl with salad leaves. At this point, I would add a small amount of sauce and then layer with some more salad. This is my top secret trick for making sure the salad gets enough sauce. Don’t tell anyone because it’ll change your life…

Next, add the shredded chicken and a few croutons. Then strategically place the halloumi so it looks Instagram-worthy. Finally, drizzle the lemon and herb sauce over the top.

BAM. Done. You’re welcome.



  1. August 23, 2016 / 7:53 am

    Ooh this looks yummy. When the weather’s hot or just because I’ve got roast chicken left this would make a fabulous quick meal. Thank you for sharing.

    • Cat
      August 23, 2016 / 11:31 pm

      It’s soooo yummers! No problem at all 🙂 x

  2. August 23, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    I feel like I’m the only person who doesn’t like Nandos! Never did when I tried it when I first came to UK tor uni hahaha… I do like chicken, though! I really like salads which aren’t vegetarian (cough) and cold salads for me are a no-go so I love putting grilled aubergines/courgettes in there too 🙂 halloumi always looks so good when someone else eats it but I am unfortunately lactose intolerant l o l.

    Cherie | sinonym

    • Cat
      August 23, 2016 / 11:32 pm

      I can get why Nandos isn’t everyone’s cup of tea! I actually prefer this sort of dish to what you get in the restaurant (although their peri peri chips are soooo good). Halloumi is wonderful, so I feel your pain of being lactose intolerant 🙁 x

  3. Jen
    August 23, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Ah this looks so yummy. I love Halloumi!
    Jen / Velvet Spring x

    • Cat
      August 23, 2016 / 11:32 pm

      It’s delish! x

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