Like most South African women, I married into a family that loves to braai – no matter what the weather!
My family, on the other hand, would only ever braai on very special occasions.
My dad always used to say how much he hated the smoke and my mother would complain that it took too long for everyone to eat! Needless to say, when we moved into our house last year, our first house-warming gift was a braai from our best friends.
The braai held centre place on our patio and was used every weekend! Until a month ago...
Chester and Cody, our beloved fur-babies, are two incredibly spoilt golden retrievers who are very much a part of our family. On a rainy afternoon, the two of them decided that it would be a great idea to chase each other around the wet, slippery patio. The game ended in a 40 kg golden retriever colliding with the braai at top speed, meaning that there are no more braais to be had.
MY BRAAI-LESS SOLUTION
In lieu of this accident, I decided that I needed to make a swift plan to re-create that beloved, truly South African braai atmosphere. Biltong and chips were bought, a delicious dip was made using cream cheese, chutney, milk and KNORR Brown Onion Soup and I searched through a variety of quick and easy recipes and finally settled on served delicious, flameless kebabs. I made these sweet and sticky chicken sosaties using a KNORR Cook-in-Bag BBQ flavour. They turned out to be an absolute winner and were so simple to prepare!
SWEET & STICKY BBQ CHICKEN KEBABS
6 skinless chicken fillets, cubed
1 whole pineapple, diced
KNORR Cook-in-Bag BBQ Flavour
- Preheat your oven to 180°C.
- Cut the chicken fillet into cubes and thread it onto kebab sticks alternating with pieces of pineapple.
- Place the kebab sticks carefully into the cook-in-bag and sprinkle the seasoning over the kebabs together with some chutney. The ends of the kebab sticks do pierce the bag but this doesn't really matter.
- Cook the sosaties at 180°C in the oven for about 35 minutes and then tear open the top of the bag and cook for a further 10 minutes to brown the chicken.