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