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Coconut Sweet Chilli Roast Chicken

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This is one of my favourite weeknight dinners because it’s super easy to do, and I can juggle #mumlife at the same time! The glaze on this roast chicken is sticky, sweet and pure deliciousness, and it’s perfect with Asian greens and some simple rice. Gorgeous!

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COCONUT SWEET CHILLI ROAST CHICKEN

PREP TIME

10 minutes
COOK TIME

45 minutes
SERVES

4
Ingredients

4 x chicken thigh fillets (about 180g/6 oz each)

½ cup Marion’s Kitchen Coconut Sweet Chilli  (use my store locator  to find out where to buy)*

1 tbsp sweet dark soy sauce (or kecap manis)

8 small bamboo skewers

steamed rice to serve

Steamed Asian greens:

500g (1 lb) Chinese broccoli or any other Asian green vegetable

3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

3 tbsp soy sauce

Steps
Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C/360°F.

Step 2

Line a baking tray with foil.

Step 3

Combine the chicken thigh fillets, Coconut Sweet Chilli and sweet dark soy sauce. Mix well. Fold the chicken thighs into a tight, plump shape and use 2 bamboo skewers per fillet to fix them in place.

Step 4

Place the chicken on the lined baking tray. Brush with a little of the marinade left in the bowl (reserve remaining marinade to make a finishing sauce). Roast the chicken in the oven for 30 minutes or until cooked through (larger fillets might take 40-45 minutes).

Step 5

Place the remaining marinade in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Add a couple of tablespoons of water if the sauce becomes too thick.

Step 6

To cook the steamed Asian greens, bring a large wide pan of water to the boil over high heat. Make a ‘trivet’ by coiling a large piece of foil into a circle. Slice the stem part of the Chinese broccoli on the diagonal. Then slice the leaves into wide pieces. Place the stems on a plate that will fit inside the pan. Drizzle over half the soy sauce. Place the plate on top of the foil trivet and cover the whole lot with a lid. Steam for 3-4 minutes. Then add the leaves on top of the stems and sprinkle over the garlic and remainder of the soy sauce. Replace the lid and steam for another 3-4 minutes or until the vegetables are just tender.

Step 7

When the chicken is cooked, serve it with the Asian greens, rice and extra sauce on top.

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