Lunch & Dinner

Enjoy as any main meal of the day!

Chicken with Custard Apple Sauce

Chicken with Custard Apple Sauce

30 mins
45 mins
A little time and effort

A new take on using custard apples - for a fabulous main course try this one! The chicken stays moist and tender. Best served with a mash to soak up the sauce.

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  • 250ml (1 cup) custard apple puree
  • 200ml plain yoghurt (low-fat is good)
  • 3tbsp caster sugar
  • 8 chicken pieces (skin on)
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 125ml chicken stock
  • olive oil

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  • Mix together 250ml custard apple puree, 200ml thick plain yoghurt, and 3 tablespoons caster sugar. Set aside.
  • Heat a little olive oil in a large pan with a lid and brown the chicken pieces quickly.
  • Meanwhile, slice the onions and chop the garlic finely. Remove the chicken pieces from the pan and gently cook the onion and garlic until soft and golden.
  • Add the chicken stock and stir to deglaze the pan, return the chicken to the pan, cover and simmer slowly until tender, about 45 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken pieces. Reduce the remaining liquid in the pan to about 1/3 of a cup. Add the custard apple mixture to the liquid in the pan, stir well and season to taste.