Recipe: Chicken, apricot and bacon with garlic and yoghurt

By Amanda Laird

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Chicken, apricot and bacon with garlic and yoghurt. Photo / Babiche Martens
Chicken, apricot and bacon with garlic and yoghurt. Photo / Babiche Martens

Serves 4

800g chicken thighs, boned with skin on
100g dried apricots
4 rashers free range bacon
2 tsp ground garam masala
1 cup diced prunes
3 cloves garlic, sliced
Salt and black pepper
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup vegetable stock
1 cup yoghurt
1 clove crushed garlic
1 tsp salt
Lemon to taste
Couscous or buttered rice and coriander to serve

1 Preheat the oven to 170C. Place the chicken, apricots and bacon into the braising dish.

2 Add the prunes, garam masala, garlic, seasoning, wine and stock. Cook for 2 hours.

3 Whisk together the yoghurt with the garlic and salt. Add lemon juice to taste before serving with the chicken.

4 Serve with couscous or rice and coriander.

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