Six fuss-free dishes
go! - South Africa|October/November 2021
These easy-to-make recipes will become family favourites and won’t leave you with a pile of dishes afterwards.

Chakalaka chicken nachos

Serves 4

Preparation time 10minutes

Cooking time 15minutes

You need

• 3 chicken breast fillets, in bite-sized pieces

• salt and pepper, to taste

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 1 tin (400g)mild chakalaka

• 1 tin (400g) red kidney beans, drained

• handful fresh spinach, chopped

•¼ cup fresh coriander, chopped

• 250g tortilla chips

• 1 cup grated mozzarella

• 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

• 1 big ripe avocado, in cubes

Here’s how

1 Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the oil to an ovenproof pan and fry the chicken until golden brown. Add the chakalaka, beans and spinach and cook until the mixture is heated through. Add the coriander and remove the pan from the heat.

2 Preheat the oven’s grill element. Arrange the tortilla chips upright in concentric circles in the chicken mixture (or layer them in an oven dish). Scatter over the cheese and onion. Put the pan under the element until the cheese has melted and the chips start to change colour. Serve hot with fresh avocado. Sour cream on the side also goes well with the nachos.

Pizza wheels

Makes 14

Preparation time 20minutes

Baking time 30minutes

You need

• 4 cups self-raising flour

• 3 cups full-cream plain yoghurt

• 1/3 cup basil pesto (or any flavour pesto)

• 125g salami slices or ham

• 2 cups grated mozzarella

Here’s how

1 Preheat the oven to 200°C. Add 3 cups of self-raising flour and the yoghurt to a large mixing bowl. Stir with your hand until a dough forms. Dust flour onto a clean work surface and turn out the dough. Knead until smooth. Add some of the extra flour to bring the dough together if necessary – it doesn’t have to be perfectly smooth.

2Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough into a rectangle of about 30cm x 40cm on a floured surface. Spread pesto all over it, and add the salami and cheese. Roll the dough up lengthwise.

3Use a sharp knife to cut the roll into 3cm-thick slices. Arrange the slices flat in a greased oven dish (baking paper is optional). Bake the pizza wheels for about 30minutes or until cooked. Add a small handful of basil leaves for a fresh flavour. The pizza wheels taste best on the same day.

Roasting bag chicken

Serves 8

Preparation time 10minutes

Cooking time 1 hour

You need

• 2 tablespoons Cajun spices

• 2 tablespoons flour

• 8 chicken pieces (drumsticks and thighs)

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

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