Sweet and Sticky Chicken Potjie

Sweet and Sticky Chicken Potjie

Total Time: 45 - 55 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 - 40 minutes

Servings: 4 people

Suitable For: Late Sunday lunch on the patio

Megamaster is always looking for new ways to break away from the norm and experience something different. With a potjie, there’s no end to the flavours you can create. Chicken potjie is no exception. Try our potjie recipe with a difference: sweet and sticky chicken potjie.


  • 8 chicken pieces (4 thighs and 4 drumsticks)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons oil or butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup chutney
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons soya sauce


  1. Preheat the oil or butter in the potjie and brown the onion.
  2. Remove the chicken skin and discard it before covering the chicken pieces with flour.
  3. Add the chicken pieces and the garlic, and braai for a few minutes until the chicken starts to get some colour.
  4. Add the chutney, tomato sauce, mayonnaise, water, and soya sauce and mix well.
  5. Cover the potjie and cook at medium heat until the chicken is cooked (30 - 40 minutes). Check the pot to see if there are enough liquids. The chicken should be cooked, after about 30 minutes of simmering.
  6. Remove the lid to give the excess liquids some time to cook away and for the sauce to thicken and become sticky.


Tip 01 Tip 01

If at any point during the cooking process the pot is too dry, add a little bit of water and stir gently.

Tip 02 Tip 02

The chicken is thoroughly cooked when the meat easily comes off the bone.

Tip 03 Tip 03

If there is too much oil when you're ready to serve, simply remove it with a spoon.