Sticky chicken with chakalaka and pap

This local-is-lekker dish is bursting with flavour!

Preparation time : 15 mins Cooking time : 55 mins Servings : 4
  • 4-6 chicken pieces
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 onion cut into chunks
  • 3 carrots cut into chunks
  • 410 g (1 can) chakalaka
  • 375 ml mealie meal
  • 15 ml butter

Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

1 Season the chicken with salt and pepper and arrange in a roasting pan.

2 Arrange the onion and carrot chunks among the chicken pieces and pour the chakalaka over.

3 Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.

4 Pap Use the mealie meal to make a stiff porridge according to the package instructions.

5 Stir in the butter and season with salt.

6 Remove the foil from the chicken, increase the oven temperature to 230 °C and cook for another 10 minutes.

7 Serve with the pap and fresh coriander leaves*.

TIP Serve the chicken with coriander couscous instead of the pap if you like. Prepare couscous according to the package instructions. Add a little olive oil, season with salt and pepper and stir in a handful of chopped fresh coriande