Glorious recipe for Oven-Roasted Chicken Satays – with flavours of peanuts, spices and coconut

8 free-range, bone-in chicken thighs
3 tablespoons peanut butter, smooth or chunky
1 heaping tablespoon Red Thai curry paste
3 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
⅔ cups coconut milk
a handful of roasted, salted peanuts, roughly chopped
several stems spring onions, diced
basil (optional)

How to
Preheat the oven to 180º C.

For the marinade, combine the peanut butter and curry paste. Add the lemon juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, ginger and coconut milk. Mix until smooth.

Place the chicken in a non-metallic bowl and pour the marinade over. Cover with cling film and set aside to marinate for 15 minutes or over-night.

Transfer the chicken (skin side down), onto a greased baking sheet and season lightly.

Keep the remaining marinade aside for later.

Roast the chicken uncovered for 30 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces and pour the reserved marinade over.

Turn the oven up to 200º C and roast for a further 30 minutes.

Scatter with roasted peanuts, diced spring onions and basil. Serve with your choice of sides.

Recipe provided by Bibby’s Kitchen @ 36, a food blog by Dianne Bibby. For more details on monthly cooking classes hosted in Johannesburg, email [email protected].

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