BEFORE YOU GET GOING
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Ingredients & Preparations
Prego Chicken from Farmer Duan on a Weber for 4 people
With roast butternut, crispy chickpeas & an Italian salad
320ml Plain Yoghurt
65ml Prego Spice Mix (60ml Woolworths Peri-Peri Rub & 5ml Smoked Paprika)
40ml Lemon Juice
8 Chicken Pieces
480g Chickpeas (drained & rinsed )
800g Butternut Chunks (cut into bite-size pieces)
60g Pumpkin & Sunflower Seed Mix
480g Baby Tomato Medley (rinsed & halved)
160g Salad Leaves (rinsed & roughly shredded )
100g Danish-Style Feta (drained )
100g Pitted Olives
2 Fresh Chilli’s (deseeded & finely chopped )
Salt & Pepper
PREGO CHICKEN MARINADE
In a large mixing bowl, combine the yoghurt with a drizzle of olive oil and the Prego spice to taste. Mix in some seasoning and the lemon juice to taste. Pat the chicken pieces dry with your paper towel and cut small insertions to your pieces that are attached to the bones to allow an even distribution of heat to the chicken pieces. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl of marinade. Toss until coated and set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
PREPARE YOUR WEBER
Place your briquets on both sides of the weber leaving an open space in the middle of the Kettle Braai. (This is called the indirect method). Start your fire and wait till your briquets turn grey. Place your marinated chicken in the middle of the weber and close your weber with the lid. Reserve the remaining marinade in the bowl. Leave your chicken for 40-45 minutes in the weber. After this use the remaining marinade and spread it on the chicken and roast for 3-5 minutes on a side directly on the fire.
GET YOUR CHICKPEAS AND BUTTERNUT READY
Place the drained chickpeas and butternut pieces on a roasting tray. Coat in oil, season, and spread out in a single layer. Pop both trays in the hot oven to roast for 40-45 minutes until cooked through and crispy. At the halfway mark, give the veggies a shift and baste the chicken with the reserved marinade.
TOAST THE SEEDS
Place the seed mix in a pan over a medium heat. Toast for 2-4 minutes, shifting occasionally, until the sunflower seeds are lightly browned and the pumpkin seeds begin to pop. Remove from the pan on completion and set aside to cool.
A SALAD WITH CREAMINESS & CRUNCH
Place the halved baby tomatoes in a large salad bowl. Toss through a drizzle of olive oil and some seasoning, and set aside to marinate. Just before serving, add the rinsed salad leaves, the drained feta, olives and the toasted seeds to the bowl of tomatoes. Toss to combine.
DISH UP !
Dish up some toasty butternut and chickpeas. Top with the Prego chicken pieces. Garnish with the fresh, chopped chilli to taste and serve the vibrant salad on the side.
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