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April 4, 2019

MEDITERRANEAN ROAST CHICKEN

An easier version of a full roast meal. This Mediterranean roast chicken uses butterflied chicken for quicker cooking, and is served with roast kumara mixed into a tasty salad. I like to cook the kumara pieces on the same tray as the chicken, to infuse flavour (and a bit of fat!) into them. They don’t go as crisp this way […]
March 28, 2019

CHICKEN, CRUMBED CAMEMBERT AND GRAPE SALAD

I’ve been looking for a way to add crumbed camembert to a meal and this chicken, crumbed camembert and grape salad is it! A delicious combination of indulgent and healthy. I first attempted to cook the camembert by baking it in the oven. With just a single coat of breadcrumbs, the camembert oozed out everywhere and made a complete mess! […]
March 21, 2019

TOMATO AND BASIL CHICKEN

This tomato and basil chicken is served with wholemeal couscous and a very moreish side of parmesan crumbed broccoli. Using cream cheese in both this recipe and the pork stuffed mushrooms means you don’t waste any of the tub of cream cheese. If you’re not cooking this recipe as part of the weekly menu, cream, mascarpone or creme fraiche are […]
March 14, 2019

SATAY CHICKEN SKEWERS

Satay chicken skewers are one of my favourite entrées when we go out to eat Thai food. This homemade version tastes very similar, but is turned into a full meal with the addition of rice and greens. Juicy chicken skewers lathered in creamy peanut sauce are really quite hard to resist, don’t you agree? It took a lot of willpower […]
March 7, 2019

CHICKEN BANH MI

These delicious Vietnamese chicken banh mi rolls are an easy dinner or lunch. The pickled vegetables, paté and sweet chilli aioli provide a great mix of flavours. Pickling the onions takes the strong onion flavour away and makes them much more palatable. If you have time, these can be prepped in advance and the chicken can be left to marinate […]
February 28, 2019
These savoury chicken and bacon pancake stacks are a less fiddly alternative to baked chicken and bacon crepes. A perfect dinner option for Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day).

CHICKEN AND BACON PANCAKE STACKS

These savoury chicken and bacon pancake stacks are a less fiddly alternative to baked chicken and bacon crepes. A perfect dinner option for Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day). Surprisingly, these chicken and bacon pancake stacks don’t taste like coconut at all. The baking soda really helps to neutralise the flavour from the coconut milk, and the chicken and bacon filling tastes […]
February 21, 2019

CHICKEN AND SUMMER VEGGIE STACKS

These low carb chicken and summer veggie stacks make an impressive dinner! They’re fresh and light, with a yummy combination of flavours. Despite their gourmet appearance, these chicken and summer veggie stacks are very easy to put together. Get the family involved (and save yourself a job) by putting all the prepared ingredients on the table and getting everyone to […]
February 7, 2019
Dukkah crusted chicken with kumara fries and tomato and feta salad - this meal is packed with exciting flavours! Homemade dukkah is super easy to make and tastes so good fresh!

DUKKAH CRUSTED CHICKEN

Dukkah crusted chicken with kumara fries and tomato and feta salad – this meal is packed with exciting flavours! Homemade dukkah is super easy to make and tastes so good fresh! Using dukkah instead of breadcrumbs or batter is a great lower carb, gluten-free way to coat chicken or fish. This homemade dukkah is perfect for other uses too – […]
January 31, 2019
If you love the combination of sweet and savoury, then this Hawaiian chicken pasta salad is for you! If not, leave the pineapple out and you’ll still have a delicious, filling pasta salad.

HAWAIIAN CHICKEN PASTA SALAD

If you love the combination of sweet and savoury, then this Hawaiian chicken pasta salad with pineapple, bacon and corn is for you! If not, leave the pineapple out and you’ll still have a delicious, filling pasta salad. I always cringe at the amount of mayonnaise I see in many pasta or potato salad recipes! You can usually substitute at […]
January 24, 2019
This recipe transforms plain chicken breasts into something quite delicious! Honey soy chicken on rice is an easy recipe that the whole family will enjoy.

HONEY SOY CHICKEN ON RICE

This recipe transforms plain chicken breasts into something quite delicious! Honey soy chicken on rice is an easy recipe that the whole family will enjoy. Coating the chicken in cornflour before cooking helps to make the chicken more tender and gives the sauce something to cling to. This sauce is intensely flavoured and incredibly moreish, so we want as much […]