ginger-chicken udon soup

Not only is this recipe kid-approved, but it’s also man-approved. A quick an easy mid-week meal using poached chicken and Asian broth! Packed with veggies and the nutritional benefits of homemade stock, this quick and easy weeknight meal is perfect for busy weeks and long days. Plus.. who doesn’t love a noodle? The addition of…

asian style white poached chicken

I’ve been mixing things up lately in our kitchen. I don’t know about you, but I go thru phases of cuisines; one week it’s a Mexican vibe, the next week its a Spanish flavour fiesta, this week it’s all about the Asian flavours. Whole free-range chooks were on special this week at my local grocers….

creamy mustard chicken

One of the first things I learnt to cook (and love) when I started living out of home was Chicken Tonights Golden Mustard Simmer Sauce – with chicken + green beans and rice. Simple huh? I would have this at least once a week. It used to be my comfort meal.However, after having Parker, I…

simple homemade chicken stock

Sadly, I haven’t yet mastered the art of the highly prized and treasured gelatinous stock yet.. But I am working on it. I still simmer the bones for most of the day, making sure I steal all that gelatinous, mineral-ly, vitamin-y goodness from the carcass, I also add a mirepoix of different veggies and an abundance of fresh and…

mediteranean baked chicken

This is one of my ‘throw it all together’ dishes. Its easy, cheap and usually everything I have in my pantry, fridge and freezer. If not – IMPROVISE 😀 *Preheat oven to 180*C Ingredients – 2 chicken thighs, cut into thirds – 2 cans of diced tomatoes – 1 tablespoon of capers – 1/2 a…

cajun beer can roasted chook

I got this idea from Ross Dobsons book ‘Fired Up’. So main credit goes to him, however I changed alot round to suit me. The method is all his 😀 *Pre-heat oven 230*C Ingredients – 1 free range chicken – 1 can of decent quality beer – 1 clove of garlic, crushed/minced – 2 tablespoons of…

creamy chicken mushroom pot pie

There are certain things I don’t agree with in life. Some of those are racism, war, apple pies and chicken in a pie. However I am subjected to disagree with this recipe. I hardly call it a pie. Its a dish with a pastry topper, until someone corrected me and told me it was called…

sticky oven baked chicken wings

All I can say is make sure you have napkins !! **Preheat oven to 200*C Ingredients – 10-12 chicken wings – 1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce – 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce – 1 tablespoon of tomato paste – 1 tablespoon of oil – 1 teaspoon of chinese five spice – 1 piece of ginger…

crispy chicken strips

I love chicken – such a versatile ingredient.. Ingredients: – 1 large chicken breast – 2 pieces of stale wholegrain bread – 1 egg – 1/2 cup of plain flour – vegetable oil for frying – salt and pepper 1. Toast your bread. 2. Cut chicken in desired pieces, whether thats strips, medalions, chunks ?…

Roast Chicken, Pear & White Wine Risotto

This venture started out wondering what to do with my left over wine. and spotting some chicken in the freezer the cogs began to churn from then. One chicken breast. 1TBS Butter 3/4 cup Arborio rice 1L chicken stock 1 cup White Wine (i used a sweeter wine it teams well with the sweetness of…

pollo alla cacciatora

Pollo alla cacciatora (chicken cacciatore) in Italian translates to ‘meal prepared hunter style’. What I love about this meal is that its delicious and rustic. **Pre-heat oven to 180*C Ingredients – 2 chicken breasts – cut into medallion size pieces, or 6 drumsticks, or 5 thigh fillets – 400g of diced tomatoes – 2 onions, sliced – 1…

clear thai chicken soup

Sometimes when I am pressed for time, I find this recipe to be a winner. It’s quick, it’s easy and most of all it’s delicious – oh! and healthy!! 😀 Ingredients – 4-6 button mushrooms – 4 cups of chicken or vegetable stock – 2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely – 1 tablespoon of ginger,…