Cape Malay Chicken & Apricot Kebabs 🍑
I made these yesterday & they are absolutely delicious (& healthy!!) 😊😊
🍴Unique to the Western Cape of South Africa, Cape Malay cuisine is renowned for its fruity, mild and full-bodied flavors combined of Malaysian, Indonesian and East African influences.
🍴Cape Malay curries are milder than Indian curries, distinguishing it from the two.
🍴The aromatic nature of Cape Malay cuisine is due to a blend of spices; cumin, coriander, star anise, tamarind, cinnamon, cardamom and turmeric.
You will need:
1.5kg free range skinless & boneless chicken thigh fillets
2 tbsp Cape Malay curry powder
2 tbsp raw honey
1/4 unfiltered apple cider vinegar
Juice from one lemon
Pinch of salt
500g dried apricots
30 wooden meat skewers, presoaked in water for minimum of 2 hours
1/2 cup of slivered almonds, roasted
1/2 cup torn coriander
1. Make the marinade by putting the curry powder in a sauce pan over low heat until a strong aroma develops, add the apple cider vinegar, honey & lemon juice, stir & simmer until the sharpness of the vinegar dissipates - about 5-7 minutes, season with salt & cool
2. Put the chicken into a large bowl & cover with marinade, marinade for a minimum of 2 hours but preferably over night
3. Thread alternating chicken thighs with apricots - I did three of each per skewer
4. Braai or grill over medium heat for about 20 minutes, the sugars in the chicken will caramelize & make the chicken crisp on the outside
5. Serve with almonds & coriander scattered over the top alongside roast sweet potatoes & a salad of your choice
Happy Sunday ☀️
Thanks @discovery_sa HealthyFood Studio for the inspiration!
Dinner tonight is a super easy and delicious chicken Caesar 🥗- mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and roasted New Bae russet “croutons” tossed in @organicgirl’s lemon Caesar dressing topped with grilled adobo chicken (potatoes and chicken seasoned with @primalpalate seasonings) 😋