Selma’s Sticky Spicy Chicken an early Fiesta Friday

Selma’s Sticky Spicy Chicken

An early Fiesta Friday

I had decided last Friday to cook one of Selma’s dishes in tribute not only to her memory but to her fantastic cooking.  I had intended to post it this Friday for Fiesta Friday.  However, Angie from Fiesta Friday in collaboration with Elaine Foodbod have put together a wonderful community post for other bloggers to post something related to Selma as a tribute and to have a portal to visit as well as her blog and see how the Community pull together and wish to remember her.

This special event is being hosted by a few people, namely:, as well as foodbod, The Not So Creative Cook, and birgerbird. There will be a link prompt on all 4 blogs if you want to pop by.

Most of all, here is the link to Selma’s blog where you can see all her wonderful recipes and get to know a bit more about her:  Selma’s Table

Now I was having a hunt around her blog trying to find a chicken recipe that would have all ingredients that I currently stocked, one that tickled my taste bud and that was possible with the fact I could not get out to buy more ingredients.

So I found this one here:  Selma’s Sticky Spicy Chicken

I pretty  much had everything except enough peanuts.  You can see my miserable donation, literally not even a handful, but we were rescued last minute as the food was piled on the plate by some salted, not roasted peanuts, it all worked well.

So here we have some visual evidence….

It was a really easy meal to cook and the family loved it.  I teamed it up with some sweetcorn, oh boy those things are hard to cut up.  Also some rice that was boiled in the remaining vegetable water and chicken stock and a dab of butter (hence why it is yellow)

Oh I forgot I also teamed it up with green beans, buttered with sea salt, yum.

I lit a candle for Selma and toasted her with a glass of red….

Here are the ingredients you need…..

Sticky Spicy Chicken

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 4 of each, free range chicken legs and thighs; skin on, bone in
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil

For the glaze:

  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp soy or teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Tbsp grated ginger
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes – adjust this amount to your palate


  • 2 Tbsp crushed or chopped peanuts (I used pre-roasted and salted ones which I pounded roughly in the mortar and pestle)
  • 3 spring onions finely sliced

Pop by to her blog for the INSTRUCTIONS

Selmas Spicy Sticky Chicken

Selmas Spicy Sticky Chicken

I have to say this is an easy and really, really super tasty meal, thank you Selma….

Justine xx



  38 comments for “Selma’s Sticky Spicy Chicken an early Fiesta Friday

  1. July 15, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Lovely, lovely post, Justine. I am sure Selma is smiling at you right now. I love the corn as sides and yes, they are indeed very difficult to cut up. They also gave me hard time last week for my Boiled Beef.

    I am also going to try this after a couple of days. And I am so much excited. Good job, Justine. And thanks for joining the tribute. xx

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    • July 16, 2015 at 1:53 PM

      yes they are so so hard, i was wishing for an electric saw lol xx


  2. July 15, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Thank you for your lovely post, Justine, it’s lovely seeing Selmas dishes being cooked. I’ve got this one saved too 🙂 xx

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  3. July 15, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Beautiful tribute Justine. 🙂

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  4. Sue
    July 15, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Hey Justine!!!! I almost made this chicken too! I had to write to her and ask about . . . what if I take the skin off and do I have to use thighs and legs . . . and she said . . . just try it! God your version looks so delicious I just want to jump into my computer and take a bite! Thank you so much for posting and for your kind words. Glad to have you at the tribute!

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    • July 16, 2015 at 1:52 PM

      hah i just used what i had left so hoped for the best and it came out relaly well, a very easy good dish x


      • Sue
        July 16, 2015 at 6:12 PM

        it looks like you used skinless boneless breast, am I right?

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        • July 16, 2015 at 8:08 PM

          I did yes and still tender x


          • Sue
            July 16, 2015 at 8:38 PM

            I did try per selma’s encouragement, the dark meat pieces for some of her recipes but I just don’t like the texture. 🙂

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            • July 16, 2015 at 8:40 PM

              Ah yes I have to say we are a breast family. Sometimes when my sister in law cooks her amazing Caribbean curries I don’t notice or mind if not white meat but when I cook I prefer breast for sure 😀


  5. July 15, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    I must say this entire meal sounds fabulous and is making me hungry! As I sit here feeling too tired to cook, I wish we were neighbors so I could accidentally show up. Don’t worry I’m very good at bringing wine over. We can both raise our glasses to Selma. I think I’m going to light a candle for her, too. I hope she feels the love we have for her. 💕💕

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    • July 16, 2015 at 1:51 PM

      your’e very welcome to turn up any time and I know you would bring great wine, but with or without you are welcome 😀 We should all light a candle to her, because she still shines brightly and made our lives bright with her presence x


  6. July 15, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    Sounds delicious. I love sticky chicken recipes. A lovely tribute. X

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  7. July 16, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    My WP reader is showered with Selma’s posts!! This is a great tribute!!! Lovely!!! ❤️

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  8. July 16, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    A gorgeous recreation of one of Selma’s fabulous recipes, and a beautiful tribute to her.

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  9. July 17, 2015 at 12:26 AM

    You chose a delicious-looking dish to re-create (although she had so many, it’s not surprising) and it looks so pretty how you did it. A lovely tribute, it’s so nice to see what everyone is bringing.

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    • July 19, 2015 at 4:05 PM

      she has so many i plan on trying a few more though mind you i wont get far if i do one twice in two weeks like i did with her chicken dish it was so delicious x

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  10. July 17, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    This was a beautiful tribute to Selma. I am sure she was toasting you back and very proud of your beautiful meal and the fact that you shared it with loved ones. Delicious Justine!

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    • July 19, 2015 at 4:04 PM

      hah yes I am sure she is smiling and definitely toasting everyone back. Thank you for your lovely words x

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  11. July 18, 2015 at 1:24 AM

    Gorgeous Justine, you picked a wonderful dish to honor Selma with. She was definitely a chicken lover, and she’d have been mighty proud of your efforts, it looks amazing! You were also one of the fortunate ones to have met her, how we all wish we were that much closer, but we are in a way as the spirit of Selma lives on in each and everyone of us.

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    • July 19, 2015 at 4:04 PM

      awe thank you and lovely words of yours, i was just asying i love her dish so much i have done it twice in two weeks 🙂 xx


  12. July 18, 2015 at 3:09 AM

    Very nice tribute Justine. Looks like you did Selma’s recipe proud, looks delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 19, 2015 at 4:03 PM

      it’s great i like it that much ive done it twice in two weeks lol, that is unheard of!


  13. petra08
    July 21, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    The dish looks delicious! And I love that you had a candle and a glass of wine, a perfect tribute!
    I looked around Selmas blog and there are so many recipes I want to cook, her use of spices is so inspirational, just like she was, and still is to us! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 22, 2015 at 6:34 PM

      there are so so many and I still need to look through many of them myself, did her mini cheese muffins today oh my they are moorish x


      • petra08
        July 22, 2015 at 10:37 PM

        I did spot the mini cheese muffins, they look delicious! 🙂 x

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  14. July 22, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    That looks perfect! 🙂 Selma would have loved this!! There are so many beautiful recipes to choose from on her blog… it was hard to settle on just one! I love how she combines such wonderful flavours and spices to create something so unique! 🙂

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    • July 23, 2015 at 4:21 PM

      yes, truly, I could spend ages looking through her blog x


  15. July 22, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Love your chicken dish Justine and lovely tribute to Selma. And great candle in your last photo! Thanks for sharing and will pin this recipe to try one day… x

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