I've been wanting to make these for ages! I tried to make them last year and burnt them, so couldn't post them. We are having them as one of the dishes at our wedding and when we went for out food tasting recently, I remembered just how good they were and thought I'd try again. They are a typically South African dish usually cooked on a braai. They are basically chicken kebabs on skewers with a curried marinade and dried apricots, they are so tasty! We made them to have on our braai when we went camping in Norfolk. You could cook them on a BBQ or on a griddle on your hob.
Chicken Sosaties (Serves 4, or 2 hungry people)
6-8 Chicken Thighs, cut into large chunks
4 Small Onions (cut into wedges) or 8 Shallots, the larger ones halved
150g Dried Apricots
3 Tbsp Apricot Jam
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
3 Garlic Cloves, crushed
1/2 Tbsp Cornflour
2 Bay Leaves
1 Tbsp Mild Curry Powder
1 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar
Salt and Pepper
Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a saucepan. Stir well, add the shallots or onions and bring to the boil. Boil for 5 minutes, until the sauce is thickened.
In a bowl, mix the chicken pieces, apricots, shallots/ onions and marinade.
Seal and leave in the fridge to marinade for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
If your skewers are wooden, soak them in water for an hour or so.
Thread the meat, onions and apricots onto the skewers.
Cook on a BBQ or griddle over a moderate heat turning frequently for 20-25 mins.
Ensure the chicken is cooked through and serve with salads and bread.