Mango atchar chicken bake with papaya salsa

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  • 1 pack of chicken drumsticks and thighs
  • 2 red onions, cut into chunks
  • 2 red peppers, sliced
  • 250ml mango atchar
  • 400ml plain yoghurt
  • 1 packet brown onion soup powder
  • 20ml chicken spice powder
  • 20ml curry powder
  • 10ml turmeric powder
  • 7.5ml cumin powder
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 20ml lemon juice
  Spicy papaya salsa:
  • ½ large papaya, cubed
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 30g coriander, chopped
  • 4 cups basmati rice, cooked
  • fresh coriander


  • Preheat the oven to 180°
  • Arrange the chicken, onions and peppers in a large baking dish.
  • Mix the remaining ingredients together and pour over the chicken. Stir to combine.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes to one hour.
  • Place foil over the tray halfway through the cooking process.
Spicy papaya salsa:
  • Combine all the ingredients together and season to taste.
  To serve:
  • Serve the chicken bake with rice and spicy papaya salsa on the side.
  • Top with fresh coriander.