I have written before of my mother’s roast chicken, our Saturday lunch ritual, the way she always cooked two chickens at the same time (one to eat, as she’d say, and the other for picking at from the fridge) and the lemony and rich, yet calming, savoury scent that filled the air as they cooked. And for me, a chicken remains the basic unit of home. I don’t really feel a kitchen is mine until I’ve cooked a chicken there.
The chicken recipes that follow are all regular fixtures in my kitchen. There are easy one-pan wonders like Slow Roasted Garlic and Lemon Chicken, Italian Roast Chicken With Peppers and Olives], [Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes, and - of course – One Pan Sage and Onion Chicken and Sausage. If you like a little spice with your chook, may I recommend Curry In A Hurry or Mughlai Chicken, or my delicate Saffron Scented Chicken Pilaf? And you need no longer wonder what to do with any leftover roasted chicken: I say to you, Mexican Chicken Salad with Tomato and Black Bean Salsa, Chicken, Mango and Chilli Salad, and Vietnamese Chicken and Mint Salad, all of which liven up any leftovers and make for a satisfying meal in their own right. And if you are dining solo, then my Chicken With Chorizo and Cannellini Beans is the perfect treat to yourself – and easily do-able on a weeknight. There’s plenty more, besides, so browse below for more chicken inspiration.
But nothing can ever feel as important to me as My Mother’s Praised Chicken, which is not merely a recipe, but my family’s culinary fingerprint. It’s not quite poached, not quite braised, and so I’ve settled on “praised” – which feels exactly right, as for me both cooking and eating it feel like a devotional act.
This is the perfect recipe for using leftover chicken or turkey at any time. A jicama is sometimes known as a Mexican potato, though…Read on
The sauce borrows from the idea of tsatsiki and all those Middle-Eastern yoghurt salads - it is a cool, pungent accompaniment to the…Read on
Here is the recipe of fruited pilaf with plenty of flavors. I prepared this recipe for my guests who seemed to appreciate it.Read on
This is a succulent chicken breast stuffed with leeks and wrapped in bacon and cooking in a cheese sauce. Perfect for a romantic meal…Read on
Beautiful fresh tasting and low fat salad. Can be served as a main course or side dish. Quantities below are enough for 2 large main…Read on
fat free dish ideal for diets. chicken and pasta sprinkled with cyprus goats cheese.Read on
From "Bill's Food" by Bill Granger. Such a light and refreshing meal!Read on
From delicious. (Aus) Dec 2004Read on
This is a wonderful meal and so easy. Make the sauce beforehand and heat when needed. I make the sauce the night before and after…Read on
A superior chicken 'burger'. I was inspired to make this after having something similar at the Good Food Show. Very colourful with…Read on
My sister's recipe - you don't need a tagine for this - I just stick it in the oven.Read on
This is a great use for Nigella's moonblush tomatoes, but if you haven't the time to make them just buy sun blush. As usual quantities…Read on
I make this all the time when its tomato season and i love it!!Read on
This is a really easy recipe and can easily be adapted, I have used cherry tomato relish instead of Damsons or you could use Cranberries…Read on