Chicken Thighs with Chinese Celery Sauce

    1 hour 20 minutes

    Chinese celery, or khan choy, has thinner stalks and a stronger taste than regular celery. You should be able to find it at Chinese grocers and markets.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 chicken thighs
    • For the marinade
    • salt and pepper
    • oregano to taste
    • Chinese black vinegar
    • For the Herb Sauce
    • 1/2 cup Chinese celery, leaves only
    • 1/2 cup parsley, leaves only
    • a small handful of walnuts
    • 1 small orange
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 teaspoons sour cream
    • water
    • olive oil

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:30min marinating  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Place the chicken thighs in a bowl and rub salt, pepper, oregano and black vinegar over them and let marinate for 30 minutes.
    2. Mix the herbs with walnuts in a blender and chop until fine. Zest the orange and squeeze half of the juice.
    3. Heat pan with a little oil and sear the chicken thighs on both sides until brown then place on baking tray. Bake in oven at 180 degrees C for about 25 minutes or until cooked.
    4. Just before taking the chicken out of oven make the herb sauce. Saute the minced garlic in olive oil until fragrant. Then add the chopped herbs and stir. Add a little water and sour cream. Season with salt, pepper, orange zest and orange juice to brighten up the flavour.
    5. Pour the herb sauce over the chicken before serving.

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