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Nigella’s Maple Chicken ‘n’ Ribs with sweet potato quarters

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

 Sweet potatoes

Now the kids have broken up from school and nursery, it’s handy to have some easy suppers to keep them (and you) happy!  This one from Nigella Express is definitely a winner.

12 pork spare ribs
12 chicken thighs
250ml apple juice
1/2 lemon, juiced
4 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 star anise
1 cinnamon stick, halved
6 garlic cloves, unpeeled
4 sweet potatoes

Mix all the ingredients apart from the potatoes in a large dish or freezer bag.  Mix really well. Leave to marinate in fridge overnight or up to two days.

To cook, preheat the oven to 200c.  Spread the ingredients over two trays, making sure the chicken is skin side up and cook for an hour and a quarter (or until everything is sticky and browned).   Cut the sweet potatoes longwise into quarters and add to the roasting tins half an hour before the end.