Dish to keep family happy

CHAKALAKA may be a dish that everyone has his/her own version of, but Westering resident Janice Oliver has come up with a twist to her recipe that keeps the masses happy.

“I make it at least once a week. It’s not only delicious but time effective and economical,” Oliver said.

This recipe is Oliver’s own innovative method of preparing a well-balanced meal with all the necessary nutritional elements – not to mention a tasty meal to satisfy hunger.

“All the members of my family love this meal,” Oliver said.

She even cooks this speciality when the bikers from the Strawdogs motorcycle club come over for their meetings and get-togethers.

“I have been using chakalaka since it came on the market,” Oliver said.


1/4 cup oil;

1 tbsp chicken spice;

1 tbsp Louisiana cajun (Robertson spice);

1 tsp cayenne pepper;

500g chicken breasts, cut into strips;

1 tsp lemon juice, and

Your choice of mild and spicy, hot, and extra hot chakalaka (tinned).


Heat oil in a pot (plate on 3).

Add chicken spice, Louisiana cajun and cayenne pepper.

Once you get the aroma of the spice, add chicken and allow to cook until browned.

Add lemon juice. Cook until chicken has absorbed all the spicy flavours.

Add chakalaka, then switch stove off and allow to simmer. Served on any starch.

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