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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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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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Michel Roux Jr’s Recipe for Confit Turkey, Goose or Chicken Legs

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Last week, I wrote about Phil Truin’s free-range chickens and cooked a spectacular crown roast, reserving the legs to confit and have for Sunday lunch the following week. Which is … 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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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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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

Italian chicken Scallopini with San Daniele ham

  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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Dads’ Dining Club Review: Chicken Shop, Kentish Town, London, NW5

From the sublime to the ridiculously wonderful! From the decadence of Pollen Street Social to the downright dirty (in the loveliest sense) of Chicken Shop in London’s Kentish Town. From … 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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Chicken and Pistachio Nut Korma

Chicken and Pistachio Nut Korma

An authentic chicken korma is usually made with a nut paste made up of almonds and cashews, but I thought I’d try making it with pistachios after I was sent … Continue reading

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Boneless Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

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Chicken wings are fantastic summer finger food, but they can be a bit fiddly, especially for little ‘uns. This recipe removes that hassle. Cook them in a slow cooker first, … Continue reading

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Open Farm Sunday’s Chicken & Summer Vegetable Traybake with Apricot Jam and Balsamic Vinegar

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I’ve been asked to give a plug to this weekend’s Open Farm Sunday (on June 9), organised by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) and I am more than happy to … Continue reading

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Review: M&S Summer Range: Lazy Beer Can Chicken

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Now that we’ve finally got some decent weather, I thought I’d try something a bit lighter than my usual fare. At the end of the day, this is just a … Continue reading

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Twice-Cooked Teryaki Chicken Wings

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This is a super-simple recipe for finger lickin’ good chicken wings, marinated then cooked in the slow cooker so that the meat falls off the bone, then bunged in a … Continue reading

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Cooking For Kids: Ella’s Kitchen’s Chicken, Squash and Carrot Macaroni Bake

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In Ella’s Kitchen: The Cookbook the title of this delicious dish is Chick-Chick Chicken Pasta Bake.  I’ve used macaroni and Red Leicester cheese (instead of penne and Cheddar) and I’ve … Continue reading

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Atul Kochhar’s Jeera Chicken

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The flavours in this curry are wonderful and smoky, with a background heat that isn’t overpowering. It was developed by the Indian community in Kenya and has been brought to … Continue reading

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Ready in 10…Super Simple Thai Green Leftover Chicken Curry

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What could be simpler than taking a couple of tablespoons of Thai green curry paste, mixing it with a can of coconut milk, then chucking in some leftover chicken, asparagus … Continue reading

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Ching He-Huang’s Yellow Bean and Honey Roast Chicken

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One of my favourite Chinese cooks is Ching He-Huang. I got her ‘Chinese Food In Minutes’ cookbook sent to me a few years ago when I worked on a cookery … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooked Chicken Do-Piaza

Slow-cooked chicken do-piaza

Do- Piaza translates as ‘two onions’ because that’s the number of times they appear in the cooking process. The first stage involves making a puree from onions, garlic and ginger. … Continue reading

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Posh Chicken, Chips, Mushy Peas and Chip Shop-Style Curry Sauce

Posh Chicken, Chips, Mushy Peas and Chip Shop Curry Sauce

Whenever I go to visit my dad in Manchester, I always make a point of going to the local chip shop. It has fantastic memories for me because when me … Continue reading

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Monica Galetti’s Organic Roast Chicken Thighs with Fennel and Lemon

Sticky Roast Chicken Thighs with Fennel and Lemon

  All home cooks know that it’s sometimes hard to find inspiration for mealtimes, so when I was sent a selection of recipes by superchef and Masterchef: The Professionals judge … Continue reading

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