Barberton Chicken – A Truly Tasty and Unique South African Recipe
Looking for something unique to bring life to your dinner table? Look no further than the savory Barberton Chicken, a one-of-a-kind South African recipe from the nineteenth century gold mining settlement of Barberton.
Originating in the gold mines of Barberton, this original recipe has been a staple in South African cuisine for centuries. This easy-to-make dish combines traditional South African spices with a mildly sweet tomato sauce, giving it a subtle hint of sweetness that distinguishes it from other traditional African recipes. And by utilizing the flavors of its African roots, Barberton Chicken adds a new twist to your dinner table.
What You Need
– 5 chicken thighs
– 2 onions, chopped
– 2 garlic cloves, chopped
– 2 potatoes, cut into cubes
– 200g tomatoes, chopped
– 2 teaspoons curry powder
– 2 tablespoons tomato paste
– 1 cup chicken stock
– 2 tablespoons oil
– Salt and pepper
How to Make It
1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
2. Add the onions, garlic and curry powder and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add the chicken and cook for 5 more minutes until browned.
4. Add the potatoes, tomatoes and tomato paste and season with salt and pepper.
5. Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
6. Cover the pot and cook for 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender.
7. Serve hot with your favorite side dish.
Unique Features & Experience
What makes Barberton Chicken so unique is its combination of South African flavors and traditions with a mild twist from the tomato paste. The subtle sweetness from the tomatoes complements the savory notes of the curry powder and makes for a delightful meal.
I first had Barberton Chicken when visiting Barberton with my family as a child and it is still a favorite dish of mine to this day. It truly captures the essence of South African cooking that I remember so fondly. I’ve served it to friends and family who felt the same way, and they all enjoyed it immensely.
If you’re looking to try something new, I can highly recommend Barberton Chicken. The flavors are truly distinct and it is sure to please your guests. You can use the same flavor profile and ingredients to make other different dishes such as curried chicken or even a traditional African soup. No matter what dish you choose, Barberton Chicken is sure to make your dinner table come alive.