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This recipe for CHICKEN IN CREAM SAUCE "Potjiekos", by , is from Our ED Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Carolina Van Dalen
Added: Saturday, November 22, 2008


6 Chicken Breasts
Chicken Spice to Taste
250g Rindless Bacon, Cubed
4 Medium Onions, Diced
60ml Smooth Apricot Jam
100ml Water
15ml Worcestershire Sauce
12 Baby Onions, Peeled
10 Baby Potatoes, Peeled
750ml Frozen Mixed Vegetables
300g Mushrooms, Sliced
Aromat to Taste
500ml Fresh Cream or 250ml Cream + 250ml Milk
1 Pkt Oxtail Soup
1 Pkt Onion Soup

Spice the chicken with the chicken spices
Heat the oil in a large pot and fry the bacon for about 5 minutes
Add the onions and apricot jam, and cook until soft
Add the chicken, worcestershire sauce and water, cover and allow to simmer for 15 minutes
Add the baby onions and baby potatoes, and simmer for 10 minutes
Add the vegies and mushrooms
Sprinkle with aromat, cover, and allow to simmer for 30 minutes
Mix the soup powder with the cream, and add to the pot
Cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes

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15 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This requires some explanation first, a few years ago the "Potjie" craze took over in South Africa as an alternative to the traditional BBQ. A "Potjie" is a 3 legged round bottomed cast iron pot where you put your ingredients in, and it simmers merrily over coals while everyone sits around it chatting away. and sipping you know what.. It's much more sociable than a BBQ where the men usually gather round the fire and the women are usually busy in the kitchen, but don't get me wrong, this is strictly a male domain and the women are only required to do the side dishes. Everyone usually has his own "secret" ingredients and "Potjie" competitions are very popular at fairs. I am not sure if you can buy "Potjies" outside of South Africa, but any large pot with a thick base and a lid should do.....




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