Category Archives: Poultry

Italian Chicken Traybake

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This delicious midweek meal is so simple I might get sued under the Trade Descriptions Act for calling it a recipe. All you need is pack of bone-in, skin-on chicken … Continue reading

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Chicken, Chorizo and Roast Tomato Risotto

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The key to a good risotto is to watch it like a hawk and keep adding stock until the rice is to your desired texture. Although this takes a little … Continue reading

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Cheesy Chicken Baked Enchiladas

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Transform a couple of chicken breast, a couple of peppers, half an onion, a lump of Cheddar, a few tortilla wraps and a packet of Mexican spice mix into this … Continue reading

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Indian Restaurant-Style Butter Chicken

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Saturday Kitchen. One of life’s great joys, one of existence’s simple pleasures, one of the reasons I don’t take my kids to the park on Saturday mornings, and thus one … Continue reading

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Deep-Fried Piri Piri Chicken Wings with Dolcelatte Dip

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If there is anything more more-ish than chicken wings, I am yet to meet it. In this Piri Piri recipe, I’ve slow-cooked them in stock, milk and spices for a … Continue reading

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How to re-create ‘Heston Blumenthal Dinner’s’ Sous Vide Chicken Breast with Braised Lettuce

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My wife treated me to the astonishingly stupendiferously incredimazeballs restaurant that is Heston Blumenthal’s ‘Dinner’ in London’s Knightsbridge last week as part of an ongoing birthday present experience. I’m not … Continue reading

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Duck Liver, Heart, Kidney, Black Pudding and Haggis Brunch

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What do you do with the giblets from a duck you’re planning to roast? Brown them off and make a stock? That’s an option. Or chuck them together with some … Continue reading

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Spanish Chicken, Chorizo, Lemon and Potato Bake with Umami Dust

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For my birthday recently, my (literally) oldest friend Mark bought me a hamper from the Spanish food aficionados, Brindisa. It was packed with Iberico ham, charcuterie, cheeses and piccante (hot) … Continue reading

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Sous Vide Chicken Breast Stuffed with Haggis, Black Pudding and Umami #5 Taste Paste

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I’ve gone umami-daft in the Recipe Shed just lately. As you foodies know, umami is the fifth taste sense (after salt, sweet, bitter and sour) that identifies savoury notes in … Continue reading

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Ching He Huang’s Peking Duck for Chinese New Year

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I’ve modified this recipe from Chinese cook Ching He Huang’s ‘Chinese Food in Minutes’. You need to take great care not to burn the sticky honey glaze so constantly monitor … Continue reading

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Indian Restaurant-Style Chicken Dhansak with Pineapple

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Pineapple in a curry? Are you mad? That was the reaction of my wife when I told her what was on the menu in midweek.  Yep, guilty as charged. Trust … Continue reading

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Indian Restaurant-Style Methi Chicken (or Chicken with Fenugreek)

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This is a very quick, authentic-tasting after-work curry , inspired by The Curry Guy – BUT you do need to make up a batch of the great man’s British Indian … Continue reading

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A week of living Bart-ishly! Bart’s New Range of World Spice Blends Tried & Tasted

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  I’ve been sent Bart’s new range of world spice blends to try because, as it says in their press release, I like to think of myself as an ‘adventurous … Continue reading

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Tom Kerridge’s Christmas Turkey Roll with Sage & Onion Stuffing (adapted for Turkey Breast)

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This recipe comes from Tom Kerridge’s magnificent book ‘Proper Pub Food’, which my friend Danny bought me for Christmas. Unfortunately, I couldn’t wait until the 25th to get stuck in … Continue reading

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Thai Massaman Curry Chicken and Squash Pie

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My friend Nitsa makes astonishingly good Thai curry pastes. She started off by giving them to (lucky) friends to sample, but word of mouth soon spread that she now makes … Continue reading

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Fancy a change from turkey this Christmas? Try Phil Truin’s Slow-Grown Super Chicken

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  Over the last couple of years, I have been searching for the chicken equivalent of wagyu beef. I’ve had Sutton Hoo (delicious) and Poulet de Bresse (incredible) and Label … Continue reading

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Pat Chapman’s Tandoori Pigeon Breasts

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This recipe comes from curry king Pat Chapman’s ‘Indian Restaurant Cookbook’, one of the first cookery books I ever bought. It is so stained and splashed with spices and crusted … Continue reading

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Review: Higgidy Chicken Pot Pie with Ham and Leek

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It pains me to say this, but this Higgidy Chicken Pot Pie with Ham and Leek is better than anything I’ve made. In the past, I’ve cooked several chicken pies, … Continue reading

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Lemon & Garlic Roast Chicken with Aunt Bessie’s Roasties and Yorkshire Puddings

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Sometimes there are not enough hours in the day to cook a whole roast dinner from scratch. All that peeling the veg; all par-boiling the potatoes for roasting; all that … Continue reading

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Melt-in-the-Middle Pesto Chicken in Filo Pastry

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This lighter twist on the chicken Kiev is packed with just as much flavour. The pesto oozes out as a lovely surprise when you break through the crispy filo. I’ve … Continue reading

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Fusilli Lunghi with Chicken, Tomato and Mascarpone Sauce

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I love this Fusilli Lunghi from Tesco’s new Finest*  range. It’s like a pre-Raphaelite woman’s gorgeous hair, long and kinky, which makes it perfect for carrying a thick pasta sauce … Continue reading

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Tom Kerridge’s Chicken Baked in Hay and Cider

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This is my adaptation of two Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge’s Chicken Baked in Hay and Cider, taken from his ‘Proper Pub Food’ book.  In a nutshell, you wrap a whole … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Hello Fresh’ Sichuan Chicken with Orange Pepper and Roasted Peanuts (and get a voucher code for £10 off)

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Every now and then, a housedad needs a break from cooking. And so this week, I’ve decided to take a break from my cooking duties and let my wife take … Continue reading

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Sous Vide Bacon-wrapped Chicken Breasts stuffed with Haggis & Black Pudding

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I’ve cooked with haggis before, but like most people, only on or around Burns Night on January 25. However, some people have an aversion to haggis because they don’t particularly … Continue reading

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Italian Chicken Scallopini with San Daniele Ham

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  This is a stunning multi-layered Italian classic that can be called Scaollopini, depending on what mood you’re in. My mood today is to say it as it is, so … Continue reading

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Pinwheel Chicken with San Daniele Ham and Spaghetti with Grana Padano Cream

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I’ve been asked to take part in a challenge to create a recipe using San Daniele ham and Grana Padano cheese, and here it is: pinwheel chicken. It looks lovely … Continue reading

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Have you tried cockerel thighs?

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I bought these cockerel thighs at a farmers’ market. They cost £4 each. Meaty beasts. Real nutcrackers. And the flavour was incredible. I’d never tried cockerel thighs before, but was … Continue reading

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Review: Naked Noodle – Thai Style Chicken Flavour

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I’m fed up with eating sandwiches for lunch. So much stodge, no matter how much salad you pack in between the slabs of wholemeal, ciabatta or sour dough. So, out … Continue reading

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Buttermilk-Crunch Southern Fried Chicken Thighs

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This recipe is modified from Simon Cave’s ‘Manly Food’ cookbook. Simon uses MSG to really enhance the flavour but I couldn’t find any, so left it out. He also has … Continue reading

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Review: M&S Peri-Peri Sauce (with Roast Spatchcocked Chicken)

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Peri-Peri – also called Piri-Piri – has become a very fashionable ingredient over the last couple of years because of the success of the Nando’s chicken chain. Personally, I love … Continue reading

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