It’s Summer and grilling season are just some of my favorite things!
In South Africa, grilling out is know as a ‘braai’, and is just about a national sport, usually featuring many types of meat, chops, sausages, and my favorite sosaties!
Sosaties are really just another name for kebabs which are marinated in a delectable curried apricot sauce. The chicken sosaties have a distinct Dutch East Indian influence with the curried spices and fruity element, which stems back to the 1800’s of the trading posts set up in the Cape.
One of the key ingredients is Mrs Ball’s chutney is a favorite condiment that graces the table at many meals, it can be bought at local grocery stores, or online here. If you can’t find it, any type of chutney can be used.
I prefer to use chicken thighs for the sosaties, as they have so much more flavor! The Peachstand in Fort Mill, SC carries free range boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which makes prep a snap.
I prepared this recipe live on the WCNC Charlotte Today Show , it turned out great and made me all nostalgic for South Africa, here are some pictures of my last trip with my family braai-ing sosaties!
I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe, a little part of my heritage.