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Mebos Chicken


Besides my known obsession for Chardonnay, Mebos comes in at a close second. There is something about these dried salted apricots that just get my creative juices going. My gran always had them at home, and the sweet, sour and salty nugget of gold was always a favourite treat. A few weeks ago my gran and I were shopping together and both went for the last pack of Mebos (I let her have them) and got some more at home. We chatted about savoury dishes and I decided to design something just for her.

I hope you love it as much as I do, its so moorish … just divine.


Cooking with Claire



  • 6 Chicken thighs – skin on or off (your preference)
  • 5 TBS flour
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 TBS Butter
  • Oliver Oil
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 250g baby onions peeled and cut in quarters
  • 3-4 sprigs of time
  • 6 Mebos, chopped into quarters
  • 500ml Chicken Stock
  • 500ml of Warwick Wooded Chardonnay

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. In a oven proof pan or dish heat butter and olive oil
  3. Season flour and dust chicken thighs
  4. When pan is heated brown thigh on both sides, 2-3 min a side, remove and set a side.



5. Add your onions, garlic and herbs, brown for 2 min and allow to brown

6. Add your Mebos, mix through and allow to start to melt slightly.

7. Deglaze your pan with your wine and stock and return your chicken thighs to your dish, seal with lid and place in the oven for 45min – an hour.


8. Serve with corn rice or a starch of your choice

This is most defiantly a dish I’m very proud of … never be scared to try new things, the best dishes in the world were once just an idea.

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