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Ginger & Apricot Chicken

Ingredients

8 Organic Chicken Drumsticks
1 tbsp Sesame seeds

For the Marinade
6 tbsp Light low salt soy sauce or tamari
4 tbsp Sesame oil
3 Garlic cloves
2 tbsp Ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
3 Soft dried apricots
2 Limes, juice
2 tbsp Cold water

Instructions

Blend the ingredients for the marinade in a processor or pound in a mortar and pestle until you get a smooth consistency.

Put the chicken drumsticks in a large freezer bag and then pour the marinade in. Give the contents a good squeeze and put the bag in the fridge for a couple of hours (you can leave it overnight if you are preparing dinner ahead), giving it bit of a shake every now and then to ensure the chicken is marinating evenly.

Once ready to cook the chicken, pre-heat the oven to 190C or fire up the BBQ!

Pour the contents of the bag into a roasting tin and bake in the oven for approx. 30 min, turning once or twice so the drumsticks brown evenly.

If cooking on the BBQ, remove the drumsticks from the bag and shake off the excess marinade and cook until a sharp knife stuck on the thickest part of the drumstick yields clear juices – 20minutes approximately turning every now and again.

You can pour the remaining marinade into a saucepan, cook it down for 10 minutes and serve alongside the chicken.

Serve the drumsticks with a peas and brown rice or noodles.

Nutrifacts

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Chicken contains lean PROTEIN needed for growth it is also high in TRYPTOPHAN an essential amino-acid need to produce melatonin and serotonin that influence mood and sleep cycles.

Garlic is high in an important antioxidant, VITAMIN C which also supports the immune system. Laboratory tests indicate that garlic has anti-inflammatory properties and may help modulate the immune system.

Dried fruits are quite high in sugar but its effect on blood sugar levels is modulated by the HIGH FIBRE content.

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and aids digestion.

Limes are high in VITAMIN C to help maintain our immune system in good shape.

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