Levi's glazed chicken and chilli jackets

Levi Roots brings us a taste of summer with his glazed chicken and chilli jackets.

For the sweet 'n' sour honey and tamarind glazed chicken

Ingredients:2 tbsp tamarind paste 1 garlic clove, crushed1 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp soft ligt sugar2 tbsp honey1 tbsp soy sauce8 skinless boneless chicken thighs

Method: 1. Mix together the glaze ingredients in a small pan

  • Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for a couple of minutes, or until thickish. Leave to cool.

  • If you have time, pour the glaze over the chicken and marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours

  • Thread each thigh onto a metal skewer, or a wooden skewer that has been soaked in water for 30 mins

  • Barbecue the chicken until cooked through, turning and brushing over the glaze once or twice…

For the chilli jackets

Ingredients: For the butter5 dried chipotle chillies125g butter, slightly softened2 garlic cloves, crushed4 sweet potatoesolive oil for rubbingsalt, for sprinkling

Method:1. Put the chillies in a pan and add just enough water to cover - Bring to the boil, turn heat down and simmer for 15 mins

  • Take the pan of the heat and leave to cool and then drain and reserve the liquid…

  • Dry the chilli’s with kitchen paper and chop as finely as possible

  • Mix the butter using a mortar and pestle or a bowl and fork

  • Add a little bit of the cooking liquid too - its very smoky so only add a little and work it well into the butter into a sausage shape with your hands

  • Wrap with greaseproof paper and keep in the fridge or freezer

  • Rub the potatoes with oil, sprinkle with salt and wrap them individually in foil

  • Place directly on coals/bbq/or oven cook for 15 mins, and turn over for another 15

  • Check for doneness and if needed do the same again

  • Split each cooked potato down the middle and fill with a few rounds of the cold chipotle butter