Turmeric, Soy and Ginger Chicken
Extracted from Maggie’s Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins, published by Simon & Schuster Australia, RRP $39.99.
Step 1: To make the marinade, place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined.
Step 2: Place the chicken in an airtight container, pour over the marinade, then place the lid on the container and shake well. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
Step 3: Preheat the oven to 200C (fan-forced).
Step 4: Heat the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off the excess. Season with salt, then place half the chicken, skin-side down, in the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Take care not to burn the marinade.
Step 5: Remove from the pan and place, skin-side up, and spaced well apart on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Repeat with the remaining chicken thighs.
Step 6: Transfer to the oven and bake for 4 to 5 minutes or until just cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to rest in a warm place for 8 to 10 minutes.
Step 7: Scatter with extra orange zest and drizzle with any resting juices.
Step 8: Serve with the roasted carrots, kale and hazelnuts.
1 tbspn soy sauce
1 lime finely zested
1 tbspn lime juice
1 tspn orange zest finely grated, plus extra to serve
1 tbspn fish sauce
1 clove garlic finely grated
1 tbspn ginger finely grated
1 stalk lemongrass pale end only, finely chopped
1 tspn turmeric finely grated
1 tspn raw honey
to season sea salt and freshly ground black pepper