Winter warmer dinner - citrus chicken and sweet potato bake



  • 1 orange
  • 10ml olive oil
  • 60ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 15ml honey or sugar
  • A dash of salt and pepper
  • 15ml fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 5ml chilli flakes

Main ingredients

  • 5 chicken breasts (bone and skin on)
  • 8 sweet potatoes (medium sized)
  • 1 onion (cut into 8 pieces)
  • Sunflower oil for frying


  • Squeeze the juice from one orange half, cut the other half in slices.
  • Mix marinade ingredients, including the orange juice (not the slices).
  • Pour marinade mixture over chicken in a shallow dish and marinade for 20 minutes.
  • Cook sweet potatoes in the microwave for 10minutes, until softened. Remember to prick with a fork.
  • Cut 5 slits into each sweet potato.
  • Remove chicken breasts from the marinade and pat dry using paper towels, reserve the rest of the marinade.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan and brown chicken on both sides.
  • Sautè the onions using the same pot, while preheating the oven to 200°C.
  • Arrange the chicken breasts, onion and sweet potatoes in a large baking tray and pour over the marinade.
  • Scatter orange slices and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

Source: Pick n Pay – Kook en Kuier Magazine, Issue 30

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