Atchar chicken traybake

It’s not just a condiment, marinating the chicken in atchar adds sweet and spicy notes to this everyday dish.

More than 1 hour.  (+ marinating time)

Serves 4                                             


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  • Salt and milled pepper 
  • 8 chicken thighs and drumsticks, mixed 
  • 1 jar (375g) Pakco hot vegetable atchar 
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) tomato paste 
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) olive oil 
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped 
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) brown sugar or honey 
  • 1 packet (500g) baby potatoes (carrots, butternut or sweet potatoes work well too) 


For serving: 

  • Chopped coriander or sliced spring onion 
  • Steamed rice or rotis 



  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. 
  2. Season chicken and set aside. 
  3. Combine remaining ingredients, except the potatoes, and coat chicken with mixture. 
  4. Marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 hours. (If marinating longer, chill in the fridge and bring to room temperature before cooking.) 
  5. Transfer chicken and excess marinade to a deep baking tray and add potatoes. 
  6. Roast for 30-40 minutes until chicken is cooked through and skin is crispy. 
  7. Serve garnished with chopped coriander or spring onions, steamed rice or rotis if you like. 


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