Turn up the heat on National Hot Sauce Day with free chicken from Nando’sChicago Readeron January 17, 2023 at 10:21 pm

Trade in an empty bottle of Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce on January 22, and receive a free 1/4 chicken at Nando’s

Nando’s believes that hot sauce and chicken go together like . . . well, like hot sauce and chicken. Just try to name a more iconic duo. We’ll wait. 

In fact, Nando’s loves this perfect pair so much that they’re turning up the heat this National Hot Sauce Day and celebrating them both—and they’re inviting you to join in on the fun.

On January 22, 2023, you can trade in an empty bottle of Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce at any Nando’s restaurant across Chicagoland and receive a free quarter chicken for dine-in or carryout (limit one per guest while supplies last).

Available in five delicious varieties—Lemon & Herb, Garlic, Medium, Hot, & XX Hot—Nando’s’ PERi-PERi sauce can be purchased at any Nando’s location, on their website, or at major retailers, including Mariano’s, Whole Foods Market, Walmart, Target, Meijer, Pete’s Fresh Market, The Fresh Market, and Fresh Farms. 

Beloved by spicy food fans around the world, peri-peri sauce is believed to have been invented by Portuguese explorers in 15th-century Mozambique, who combined crushed African bird’s eye chili peppers with aromatic garlic and lemon, as well as flavorful European ingredients, including paprika, bay leaf, and red wine vinegar. 

While Nando’s customers might know PERi-PERi sauce best as a marinade and condiment for Nando’s delectable flame-grilled chicken, there are practically endless ways to enjoy it. Baste your beef, shrimp, or fish; drizzle it over eggs, roasted veggies, or mac & cheese; slather it over sandwiches, burgers, and hot dogs; add it to a party dip or game-day wings, or invent a new flavor-packed dish of your own. (Check out Nando’s website for more mouthwatering recipe ideas.) They’re made without artificial preservatives, artificial colors, or artificial flavors, and since they’re naturally gluten-free, certified kosher, and suitable for vegetarians, everyone can dig in and feel the heat.

Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce starts with African bird’s eye chili peppers sourced from their network of 1,400 local farmers located across southern Africa, whom they empower through providing access to funds, farming equipment, and seedlings as well as commitments to buy peppers at prices predetermined before the start of growing season. 

African bird’s eye chilis aren’t just flavorful and spicy—they’re healthy too. They’re loaded with capsaicin, which provides the heat factor and has been associated with many health benefits including boosting metabolism and energy, reducing inflammation, aiding digestion, and more. Experts also claim it helps reduce appetite, which may be true, though it hasn’t lessened our cravings for PERi-PERi sauce. 

So, choose your favorite variety of Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce or try all five, and join Nando’s National Hot Sauce Day celebration on January 22. Whether you’re already a spice lover, or trying PERi-PERi sauce for the first time, there’s always plenty of room at Nando’s table for you.

For more information about National Hot Sauce Day at Nando’s and to find out where you can purchase a bottle of Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce near you, visit nandosperiperi.com.

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