Homemade Chicken Fingers

If I’m in the mood for something junky, these crispy chicken fingers always hit the spot. The best part is they’re actually pretty good for you! Feeds 2, but easily scaled up with a second baking tray Ingredients 1 + 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan 2Continue reading “Homemade Chicken Fingers”

Chicken Parmigiana with a Rocket Salad

A healthier version of the classic. Satisfying, comforting, and easy to make – what more do you need? Feeds 2, but easily scaled up Ingredients For the chicken: 2 medium chicken breasts Salt and pepper 2 heaped tbsp flour 1 egg 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan 1Continue reading “Chicken Parmigiana with a Rocket Salad”

Whole BBQ’d Chicken with a Rosemary and Honey Glaze

This chicken occupies a special place in my heart, as it’s my closet approximation to a roast chicken I ate in Tuscany cooked by our Italian host family. Obviously the food was terrific, but when combined with the company, the atmosphere and the surroundings, it was sublime. I intend to recreate the entire meal oneContinue reading “Whole BBQ’d Chicken with a Rosemary and Honey Glaze”

Chicken in a Creamy Mushroom and Brandy Sauce

An elegant but surprisingly easy meal that will make you feel as though you’ve stumbled into a French bistro. Lay down a white tablecloth, light lots of candles and uncork a bottle of creamy Chardonnay for a chic evening in. Travel, in the comfort of your own kitchen. In terms of accompaniments this needs nothingContinue reading “Chicken in a Creamy Mushroom and Brandy Sauce”

Orange Rosemary Roast Chicken with Sweet Potato and Carrot Puree

Otherwise known as Orange Chicken with Orange Mash. I love chicken legs for this because you get huge flavour from the bone, no carving required. (Legs also offer great value.) However, for those breast-inclined among you, four skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts would be just fine, too, though you’d need to reduce the cooking time slightly.Continue reading “Orange Rosemary Roast Chicken with Sweet Potato and Carrot Puree”

Chicken, Mushroom & Broccoli Bake

This dish reminds me of a dinner my mum used to make for me – she took an uncharacteristic shortcut and made hers with cream of broccoli soup, as I recall. For me, it is comfort and nostalgia on a plate. This version dispenses with the tin of soup, but I redress the balance byContinue reading “Chicken, Mushroom & Broccoli Bake”

Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Easy to make, and really hits the spot. Perfect if you fancy something a bit junky but still want to stay on track. Because despite its crispy credentials, this is lighter than it looks! Serve with oven-baked sweet potato fries for a healthier pub meal at home. Feeds 2 Ingredients 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighsContinue reading “Crispy Chicken Sandwich”

Crispy Baked Chicken and Spicy Vegetables

Low maintenance and quick to throw together, this one-tray dinner is packed full of flavour – and vegetables! Feeds 2 Ingredients 2 boneless, skin-on chicken thighs 1 bunch of tenderstem broccoli 2 bell peppers, chopped into large chunks 1 tbsp dried oregano ½ tsp chilli flakes (or as much as you like) 1 tsp fennelContinue reading “Crispy Baked Chicken and Spicy Vegetables”

Chicken, Bacon & Leek Pie

Using leftover roast chicken is ideal because meat roasted on the bone gives a lot of flavour. If you haven’t got leftover chicken, bone-in chicken breasts are an easy alternative. Around Christmastime, add some chopped roasted chestnuts to the pie filling when you add the chicken for a festive make-ahead dinner.   Serves 4 IngredientsContinue reading “Chicken, Bacon & Leek Pie”

Spanish Traybake

This is one of my favourite dinners at the moment and for good reason: it’s quick to throw together, very nutritious, and infinitely versatile. The only mandatory elements for me are the chorizo, beans and peppers. Otherwise, I often omit the chicken and add potatoes, red onions, courgette or mushrooms – whatever needs using. WhileContinue reading “Spanish Traybake”