Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Chook for Tea

My sister left South Africa 8 years ago, and now is more Australian than Waltzing Matilda! It still amazes me when we speak, that even though Australian's speak what is supposed to be classified as "Queen's English", I very often have to ask her to explain herself in South African. Even Microsoft has 13 variations of English - what exactly is "English (Zimbabwe)"? Is it English which inflates at 66,000% per annum?

Okay, this is a food blog and I certainly will not open this up to a debate on the use of the letter "u" in flavour or colour!

In South Africa, we had "chicken for supper", in Australia we had "chook for tea", whatever takes your fancy, this is a winner of a dish!

Chutney & Mayo Chicken

1 Whole Chicken cut into 8 or 10 pieces.
1 cup of Chutney (I only use Mrs Balls)
1 cup Mayo

Mix together and place in the oven at 200°C until cooked.

It really can't be more simple, or more tasty. It is also great for entertaining large groups of people.

I also made an "experimental" Cauliflower dish. Which was very nice change from the usual.

1 Packet of Cauliflower
3 fresh tomatoes peeled and chopped
1 Onion chopped
½ teaspoon of dried Chili
¼ teaspoon of Cumin
¼ teaspoon of dried Coriander
½ teaspoon of turmeric
4 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme
¾ teaspoon of sugar

Fry the Onion and the Cauliflower for a few minutes until the onion starts to soften.
Add all the other ingredients and a drop of water and turn down the heat and cook for about 15 minutes.

Always be a first rate version of your self
instead of a second rate version of someone else.


Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Chutney and mayo chicken is my family's fav chicken dish, they love the little burny pieces along the edges of the dish.

Rose&Thorn said...

When I first saw this made, we were at friends for diner and my eyes nearly popped out when I saw what she was doing - but after we ate, it has been a family favourite ever since.

Jeanne said...

Aaaaaah, chutney mayo chicken - now that brings back memories!! My mom also made a similar dish with apricot Liguifruit and mayo which was just wonderful. Thanks for sharing :)

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