Peanut Chili Chicken

We have no shortage of delicious and new flavours in our household, but sometimes we like to try new things.

Everyone cooks with sauces and some sort of flavour enhancer. We are not ashamed to admit that we do too. The cry sometimes in our kitchen is “Ma, is there not just ordinary salt somewhere?!”

Some dishes are just bland, you know what I mean. That’s why there are rows and rows of condiments in every supermarket. Pickles this, and chilli that, bbq specials and marinades. Always searching for a new sensation, always improving on a traditional idea. So fusion dishes are born and copied everywhere.

So, to test and to enjoy our brand new Peanut Chili sauce, Baby Dolla made some chicken.

Chicken is one of the most versatile and inoffensive meats known to man. Ask anyone, what does crocodile taste like, chicken. What do the exotic earthworms sourced from the remotest parts of the world taste like, chicken?

We are not keen on crocodiles and we believe earthworms must stay in the earth, so we use chicken.

One of the tough things about chicken is it can get dry really easy and that is not what we are going for with this dish.

We cooked the chicken in the microwave, this way we are guaranteed it gets cooked in 30 mins if it is defrosted. That may sound like a long time, but it really isn’t. I mean, Tom Cruise can save the world in five so…..

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken, locally sourced and bigger than the ones in stores
  • Salt to taste, we recommend any of Dollas Finishing Salts, it adds a little something-something.
  • Oil to rub the chicken, as much as you need.
  • 1 bottle of Dollas Peanut Chill Sauce, we suggest only using half, but if you want to go ham on your chicken, it’s your chicken. No judgement from our side.

Step 1, the chicken

We are lucky to live in an area with plenty of small farms and are fortunate to get in touch with them through friends. These chickens are free-range, delicious and big.

To prepare the chicken you take it out of the bag if still frozen put in the microwave for ten minutes at half the power. Once it is defrosted rub oil over it and add the salt of your choice.

Be sure to add just enough salt and oil, this is a critical stage, you do not want bland chicken.

Step 2

Now, for the magical part, add the sauce. Half a bottle should be fine, the idea is to cover as much of the chicken as possible so that it really absorbs that flavour. If you have time, let it marinate for a while.

Now place that choek in the microwave for 15 min, at full power this time. Then cook for 20/25 mins on 80% power. Make sure you don’t serve it still pink on the bone, cook it properly.

And viola….

You have exotic tasting peanut chilli-infused chicken.

Happy cooking Dollas.

P.S. We know not everyone has a penchant for hot sauces, we love and respect these people dearly. One of our own is one such. Do not be concerned, the sauce will not hurt. It is a flavour celebration, not a mouth punishment.

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