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Hijo Del Pollo
Type of dish: Poultry
Number of persons: 4 persons

No, this title is not derived from the well-known phrase, Hijo de Pu... hopefully the penny will drop. The Bastard is found in more and more Spanish-speaking countries these days. This requires some brushing up on the Spanish language for some. This sandwich, the favourite of Antal's son (Hijo), topped with delicious chicken thighs (pollo), makes this a true Mexican party. Buen Provecho!

Cooking time: 40 minutes |

Preparation time: 30 minutes |

Temperature: 180 °C direct

What do you need?

For the Mexican spice mix: 

  • 2 tablespoons paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp curry and onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt and coriander 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1 knife point of cinnamon powder. 

For the garlic sauce: 

  • 2 tablespoons yoghurt
  • 8 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 cloves of pressed garlic 
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon of vodka. 

For the chicken thighs: 

  • 800 grams chicken thighs
  • 200 grams of carrots
  • 200 grams of mangetout
  • 2 spring onions
  • 800 grams of sweet potatoes 
  • 2 teaspoons chilli flakes
  • 2 teaspoons paprika powder
  • knob of butter
  • 8 pita buns
  • 100 grams of salad mix.

Preparation method

Make a Mexican spice mix to suit your taste. You do this by mixing the paprika powder, curry powder, onion powder, pepper, salt, coriander seed, cumin seed and cinnamon powder in a bowl. For an extra spicy taste, add the cayenne pepper.

For the garlic sauce , mix the yoghurt, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, sugar, garlic, pepper and chives in a bowl. Finally, stir in the vodka.

Cut the chicken thighs into thin slices so that they can be skewered. Season the chicken with the Mexican spice mix and leave for an hour. Then put the slices on the spit.

Cut carrots into slices and blanch them together with the mangetout. Cut the spring onions into thin rings and the sweet potatoes into chips. Mix the chips with the chilli flakes and paprika and put them in a chip basket.

Heat The Bastard until it has reached a temperature of 180 °C directly. Hang the skewer with the chicken strips and place the chip basket on The Bastard. Collect the fat from the chicken thighs in a skillet with a small knob of butter. In this you will fry the mangetout and carrot. Leave the chicken on the spit for about half an hour. 10 minutes before the end, add the carrots and mangetout to the skillet and finally add the spring onion. Fill the buns with the Mexican herb mix, the chicken, the vegetables and lettuce. Finally, pour a nice spoonful of garlic sauce on top. Eat together with sweet potato fries.

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