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Sir Lankan Fried Chicken with Coconut Gravy

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The secret to the juiciest chicken you’ll ever taste is to brine (that’s not a posh way of saying ‘brown’ by the way!) Immersing the meat in a bath of … Continue reading

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Roasted garlic, tomato and aged balsamic vinegar sauce for pasta or chicken

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Often I ponder to myself: ‘How can I put  more ‘Oooh’ in umami?’ That’s the kind of guy I am, you see. A ponderer of life’s culinary mysteries: a never … Continue reading

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Smoked Crispy Skin Chicken with Mexican Mole Sauce

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This Mexican mole (pronounced mo-lay) sauce is sensational: hot and sweet, rich and chocolately. It’s the perfect accompaniment to chicken or mix with pulled pork and serve in wraps. (For … Continue reading

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Tom Kerridge’s Sticky Chicken

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This recipe is inspired by Tom Kerridge’s Sticky Drumsticks in his ‘Best Ever Dishes’ cookbook. I didn’t have any drumsticks, but thought it could also work with chicken thighs – … Continue reading

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Roast Satay Chicken with Sour Chilli Jam

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A Saturday night salad to die for, inspired by the great god Tom Kerridge. Such an amazing chef that I named my son after him: Kerridge Kendrick. Has a certain ring … Continue reading

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Roast Coquelet with Fig and Cranberry Stuffing

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Have you tried a coquelet? Quite possibly. It’s simply another term for ‘poussin’ – or young chicken to ordinary folks like us.  They’re widely available but I sourced these from … Continue reading

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Smoked Crispy Chicken and Watermelon Salad

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This is a very impressive dinner party starter: light and refreshing, smoky and sweet. I got a smoker for my birthday so I’m like a kid in the toy shop … Continue reading

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Hickory Smoked Chicken Breasts

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I am so privileged – and undeserving – to have the wife I have. Men of a certain age tend to get socks or hankies for their birthdays, but I … Continue reading

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Bourbon Smoked Chicken Wings with ‘The Stag’ Hot Sauce

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The ‘Blue Cheese Chicken Wings’ at The Stag public house in London NW3 are so addictive they should come with a voucher to a rehab clinic once you’ve had your … Continue reading

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Slow Cooked Cockerel Breast with 40 Cloves of Garlic

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I over-ordered at Christmas. Bought two massive cocks but only needed one. Such is life. So what to do with my second cock? This recipe, inspired by Tom Kerridge’s ‘Perfect … Continue reading

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Chicken Kiev with a Smoky Bacon Twist

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Here’s a wonderful twist on the classic chicken Kiev: add crispy bacon bits to the garlic butter filling. Any you have leftover, melt it in a pan and pour over … Continue reading

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Le Poulet Fermier Jaune d’Ancenis…a chicken to compare with Poulet de Bresse?

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  Poulet de Bresse is, of course, beyond compare. The queen of chickens; empress of poultry; grande dame des poulets. Its dense, gamey flesh is a taste beyond anything you’ve … Continue reading

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The Lockhart Southern Fried Chicken

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I am forever in pursuit of the perfect Southern Fried Chicken recipe and on  Saturday Kitchen recently, the head chef of a restaurant called The Lockhart claimed to have created THE … Continue reading

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Chinese Chicken Wings in Black Bean Sauce

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I am in possession of a brand new wok, purchased from the sensational Wing Yip supermarket. If you’ve never been to one of these extraordinary Chinese food emporiums, seek one … Continue reading

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‘Spice Tailor Mint Chutni’ Tandoori-style Chicken and Minty Coleslaw: National Curry Week (13-19 October 2014)

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  It’s National Curry Week from tomorrow (13-19 October 2014) and I’m getting involved with a week of Indian recipes starting with these inspired – and facilitated – by TV chef … Continue reading

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Roasted Garlic, Tomato and Chill Sauce for Pasta, Chicken or Pork

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I brought back a big string of garlic bulbs from our holiday in France recently – and now I’ve got to use them! This recipe for Roasted Garlic, Tomato and … Continue reading

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KFC-style Chicken Nuggets

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According to my wife, the search is over. This is THE best recipe for chicken nuggets she has ever tasted, and who am I to argue with she Who Pays … Continue reading

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Pistachio Crusted Chicken

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Pistachio nuts are healthy. And not just because you work up a sweat cracking them and peeling them before launching then into your mouth. They are full of loads of … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken, Beansprouts, Mango and Watermelon Salad with Wagamama Salad Dressing

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Because I live in a cave on the Moon, Wagamama has never been on my radar. Aside from that, sharing tables with complete strangers ain’t my thing. But when you’ve … Continue reading

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Paris-inspired Crispy Skin Roast Chicken with Fries and Dressed Lettuce

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My wife took me to Paris for a birth treat recently and we headed for the highly recommended Le Coq Rico – a sensational chicken restaurant in Montmartre. It uses … Continue reading

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‘Spice Drops’ Chicken Masala with Chick Peas and Rocket

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Are Spice Drops the next revolution in Indian cooking? Sorry, what’s that you say? What are Spice Drops? Yes, good question. I’d never heard of them either until contacted by … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken Thighs with Danny’s Satay Sauce

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Oh the joy of somebody who really understands flavour doing all the work for you so you can have a night off. That’s what I’ve got here: this fantastically nutty, … Continue reading

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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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Ching-He Huang’s Fried Sweet Chilli Chicken

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  This dish has become a mid-week staple for my three kids. It’s crisp and crunchy, succulent and moist, served with a sauce that has a hot-sweet-sour hit. Finger lickin’ … 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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