Smokey roast chicken w/ veg

Ingredients: 50g butter 2 teaspoons smoked paprika Zest of 2 lemons 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 garlic cloves, peeled and grated Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 whole chicken, weighing 2.25kg 1 tablespoon olive oil For the roasted vegetables: 2 red peppers, cut into 5cm pieces 2 red onions, cut into wedges 2 tablespoons…

Sichuan style chicken w/ dried red chillies and peanuts

Ingredients: 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 900g), cut into pieces 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 2 tbsp vegetable oil 15 whole dried bird’s-eye 1 tsp Sichuan peppercorn, ground bunch spring onions, cut into 2½ cm pieces 50g whole roasted peanuts For the sauce 5 tbsp dark soy sauce 2 tbsp Shaohsing rice wine 4 tbsp…

Rustic chicken stew

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil 500g boneless skinless chicken thighs, chopped into 1-inch cubes 1 small onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup) 100g black olives, rinsed, pitted, and sliced 100g green olives, rinsed, pitted, and sliced 50-100g capers, rinsed (depends on how much you like capers) 1 can whole peeled tomatoes, roughly broken up with a…

Chicken Chettinad

Ingredients: SPICE BLEND 1 tbsp fennel seeds 1tbsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp coriander seeds 1tbsp black peppercorns 1 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder or hot chilli powder CURRY 50 mls vegetable oil 1tsp fennel seeds Large stick of cinnamon (roughly 7cm broken in half) 150g shallots, diced Handful curry leaves 700g skinless chicken thighs (bone out), cut…

Chicken and watercress pithiver

Ingredients: 1 corn-fed chicken, about 1.5-1.8kg 1 bay leaf 2 celery sticks 1 onion, chopped 1 large bunch of watercress, chopped 250g ricotta cheese 100g breadcrumbs ¼ tsp grated nutmeg ½ tsp ground white pepper ½ tsp salt 1 egg 500g puff pastry 1 egg, mixed with a pinch of salt and 1 tsp water,…

Chicken Marengo

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 300g pack cup mushrooms, halved 4 chicken legs, skin removed 500g garlic & herb passata (or use plain passata and add your own minced garlic and herbs) 1 chicken stock cube or Knorr stockpot 100g pitted black kalamata olives 1 tsp chilli flakes chopped parsley Method: Heat the oil in a large flameproof…

Sticky chicken drumsticks w/ roasted herby baby new potatoes

Ingredients: 8 chicken drumsticks 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp tomato purée 1 tbsp Dijon mustard Baby new potatoes Dried of fresh herbs Method: Make 3 slashes on each of the drumsticks. Mix together the soy, honey, oil, tomato purée and mustard. Pour this mixture over the chicken…

Jollof rice w/ chicken

Ingredients: 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into large pieces 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1 large onion, halved and sliced 3 tbsp tomato purée 1 Knorr chicken stockpot / or stock cube 400g basmati rice 1 red pepper, deseeded and thickly sliced 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thickly sliced 100g okra, halved Small bunch coriander,…

Mediterranean roast chicken and veg

Ingredients: 250g baby new potatoes, thinly sliced 1 large courgette, diagonally sliced 1 red onion, cut into wedges 1 yellow pepper, seeded and cut into chunks 6 firm plum tomatoes, halved 12 black olives, pitted 2 skinless boneless chicken breast fillets, about 150g each 3 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp green pesto Method: Preheat the oven…

Southern fried chicken w/ lime and chilli corn on the cob

Ingredients: 600ml Buttermilk 2 tbsp sea salt 2 tbsp Tabasco sauce 8 chicken thighs or drumsticks, skin on 400g plain flour 2 tsp cayenne pepper 4 tsp mustard powder 2 tbsp celery salt 4 large eggs, beaten Abt 2 ltr sunflower oil for deep frying FOR THE CORN 4 sweetcorn cobs, cut in half and…

Chicken w/ morels

Ingredients: For the chicken: 1 tbsp Unsalted butter 4 Chicken breasts, free range, skin off (approx 180g each) Sea salt 30g Dried morels soaked in 250ml of water overnight 250g Button mushrooms, washed and quartered 120ml Dry sherry 100ml Morel juice, passed through a fine sieve or muslin, to remove any sand 400ml Double cream…

Khao Soi (Thai chicken curry noodles)

I love Asian flavours and this is a twist on the usual red curry, and it’s really quick to prepare. You can add the minimum amount of red curry paste if you don’t like it too spicy and omit the chillies. Rice noodles are generally soaked for 15 mins or so in warm water before…