Tired of humdrum chicken legs? Add an Asian flare. A tamari-based marinade with garlic and ginger infuses the chicken meat with zesty flavor. Served on a bed of coleslaw with a spicy peanut sauce, then garnished with sliced avocado, lime and cilantro, this meal is an exotic trip without leaving home.
- Chicken and marinade
- 1.1 kg chicken thighs (bone-in with skin)
- 1 tbsp (15 g) ginger garlic paste,or fresh minced ginger and garlic
- 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- 225 g red cabbage, finely sliced
- 175 g bean sprouts
- ½ red chili pepper, finely sliced
- 1 carrot, julienne
- 30 g fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
Spicy peanut dressing
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 175 ml mayonnaise
- ½ tbsp sriracha sauce
- ¼ tsp toasted sesame oil
- 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce
- 1 tsp (5 g) ginger garlic paste
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 lime quartered
- Extra cilantro and red chili pepper, finely sliced
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Place the chicken in a ziplock bag, and add the marinade to completely coat the chicken. Set aside for 10 minutes at room temperature.
- Place the chicken thighs, skin-side up on a broiler or baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 74°C, and the chicken is golden brown. Set aside to cool and then slice into 2″ x 1″ (5-2,5 cm) slices.
Add the coleslaw ingredients to a large bowl, and in a smaller bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour it over the coleslaw, and give it a good mix!
- Divide the coleslaw into individual serving bowls, or leave in the current bowl. Garnish with the sliced chicken, diced avocado, chili, and a lime wedge. Another option: Serve the chicken thighs with the coleslaw on the side.