WE SEND ORDERS OUT ON A NEXT DAY SERVICE WITH FREE DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £75

 

FOR THE CHICKEN - 1 TSP CHILLI POWDER, 1 TSP GROUND CUMIN, 1 TSP CINNAMON, 2 TSP CAYENNE, PINCH SALT, 8 SKINLESS BONELESS CHICKEN THIGHS

FOR THE VEGETABLES - 2 PEPPERS (I USED YELLOW AND ORANGE), 6 MEDIUM TOMATOES (FINELY CHOPPED), 2 GARLIC CLOVES, 1 TBSP TOMATO PUREE, 8 ANCHOVY FILLETS (OPTIONAL), 3 TBSP FINO OLIVE OIL, 1/2 GLASS OF WHITE WINE, 150G PEARL BARLEY, SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE, PLUS 1 CUP CHICKEN STOCK (IF NEEDED). MINT FOR GARNISH.

MIX ALL THE SPICES TOGETHER AND RUB ON TO THE CHICKEN THIGHS UNTIL THEY ARE COATED. PLACE THE SPICY CHICKEN ON A PLATE, COVER AND PUT IN THE FRIDGE TO MARINATE FOR AN HOUR OR SO. 

POUR 3 TBSP OLIVE OIL INTO A PAN, ADD THE PEPPERS, GARLIC AND ANCHOVIES AND COOK DOWN UNTIL THE PEPPERS ARE SOFT. ADD THE CHOPPED TOMATOES AND COOK OVER A GENTLE HEAT FOR A FEW MINS. THEN ADD THE PEARL BARLEY AND WHITE WINE (PLUS SOME STOCK IF YOU FEEL IT NEEDS A BIT MORE JUICE) AND THEN PLACE IN THE OVEN AT 120C TO SIMMER FOR AN HOUR, OR UNTIL THE PEARL BARLEY IS COOKED THROUGH.

IN A FRYING PAN QUICKLY BROWN THE SPICED CHICKEN THIGHS, A FEW MINS ON EACH SIDE, THEN PLACE ON A BAKING TRAY IN THE OVEN AT 180C FOR A FURTHER 15/20 MINS TO COOK THROUGH.

SERVE THE CHICKEN ON TOP OF THE VEGETABLE MIXTURE, WITH GREENS OF YOUR CHOICE (WE USED GREEN BEANS). GARNISH WITH CHOPPED MINT.

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LET'S KEEP EVERYONE HAPPY!

DESPITE OUR BEST EFFORTS OUR STOCK OF OLIVE OIL IS RUNNING PRETTY LOW AND, ALTHOUGH MORE IS ON THE WAY, THE NEW CUSTOMS REGULATIONS MEAN THAT DELIVERY TIMING IS AN UNKNOWN - HOPEFULLY IT WON'T BE TOO LONG! I REALLY DON'T WANT TO DISAPPOINT CUSTOMERS, SO IF AT ALL POSSIBLE I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU ARE ABLE TO LIMIT ORDERS OF TINS TO A SINGLE ONE UNTIL THE NEW DELIVERY ARRIVES - THIS WAY WE WILL HOPEFULLY BE ABLE TO KEEP EVERYONE HAPPY - THANK YOU SO MUCH - SUSIE X

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