Serves 5
Home-style South African family food at its best! The secret to this, and so many other slow cooked dishes, is to “powder” the meat with a seasoned flour mixture before browning. This adds flavour and thickens the sauce. This recipe packs a lot of flavour. Serve it with rice to absorb the aromatic sauce.

You will need

1 T (15 ml) flour
2 t (10 ml) Ina Paarman’s Chicken Flavour Stock Powder
1 T (15 ml) Ina Paarman’s Garlic Pepper Seasoning or Masala Spice
1 free range chicken, cut into portions or 1 combo pack of thighs and drumsticks
¼ cup (60 ml) canola oil
2 large onions, chopped
2 t (10 ml) Ina Paarman’s Green Onion Seasoning
4 cloves of garlic, finely sliced
4 very ripe tomatoes, skinned and chopped or 400 g tin tomatoes
1 x 240 g pack of Sun-dried Tomatoes or 1 x 125 g Sun-dried Tomato Pesto
2 t (10 ml) sugar
½ chilli sliced into rings (optional)
½ cup (125 ml) water
1 x 250 ml Ina Paarman’s Tikka Curry Cook In Sauce or Butter Chicken Curry Cook-In Sauce
fresh coriander


Adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Mix the flour, Chicken Stock Powder and Garlic Pepper Seasoning in a large, plastic bag. Add the chicken pieces and shake to coat. Warm a heavy based saucepan, add the oil and brown the chicken pieces lightly. Keep on one side.
In the same pan, sauté the onions together with the Green Onion Seasoning. When the onions are soft and beginning to brown, add the sliced garlic. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the fresh tomatoes, Sun-dried Tomatoes (with the vinaigrette in which it is packed), sugar, chilli and water. Return the browned chicken (and all the juices) to the saucepan. Cover saucepan with a tight fitting lid. Bake for 1¼ hours. Stir in the Tikka Curry Cook-In Sauce. or Butter Chicken Curry Cook-In Sauce. Stir and simmer for 5 minutes. Top with fresh coriander and serve with rice and sambals.