Chicken with pap

4-6 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 25 mins

Serve the chicken with the pap and chakalaka.

By Food24 December 18 2018
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Ingredients (15)

chicken — whole
5 ml cumin — seeds, toasted
15 ml coriander seeds — toasted
garlic cloves — crushed
chillies — chopped
10 ml sea salt
2,5 ml each mustard powder, cayenne pepper and chilli powder
15 ml brown sugar
15 ml vinegar — brown
500 ml maize meal
500 ml water
500 ml water — boiled
2,5 ml salt
15 ml butter
250 ml chakalaka
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1 Cut out the backbone of the chicken, open it up and flatten by pushing with the heel of your hand. Transfer to a marinating dish.


Mix all the ingredients and rub all over the chicken. Cover and marinate for at least an hour.

3 Slowly braai high over moderate coals for about 40 minutes until done – turn the grid often to ensure the meat cooks evenly. Remove from the heat and set aside to rest for 10 minutes. Cut into pieces to your liking.


Mix the maize meal and water to form a paste. Pour the boiling water into a saucepan and add the paste. Stir well and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally to keep it from catching.

5 Simmer the pap for 20 minutes or until stiff. Season with the salt and add the butter (if using).


Serve the chicken with the pap and chakalaka

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