Spicy chickpea, chicken & baby kale salad

Spicy chickpea, chicken & baby kale salad

 I love me a chicken salad, it’s the one thing I make or order from cafes quite regularly. This one is a little different though; spicy roast chickpeas give the salad a lovely crunch and flavour.  The crisp salad, herbs, flavoursome chicken pieces with a bit of parmesan made this a lovely lunch last week.  I stuffed[read more…]

Jerk chicken with spicy rice

Jerk chicken with spicy rice

This is a spicy and flavourful Jamaican dish which is a combination of a fresh and dry rub over hearty chicken legs.  If you buy chicken with the skin on, you’ll get a crispy skin thing happening however I prefer not to eat chicken skin.  I also roasted it in the oven; I have eaten Jerk[read more…]

Slow cooked French chicken casserole

Slow cooked French chicken casserole

Whenever I throw together a casserole I always seem to under-estimate the ingredients – moral of the story, find your biggest cast iron casserole dish for this recipe, around 6 litres or so, or even halve the recipe if there’s only a couple of you (we were eating chicken casserole for days!  Not a hardship but in retrospect[read more…]

Jamaican style chicken skewers with lime chilli black bean rice

Jamaican style chicken skewers with lime chilli black bean rice

Along with the lovely cinnamon sugar and vanilla cinnamon shakes I received a couple of weeks ago, Jonathan also sent me the Red Ape Organic Rasta Shake which is a delicious Jamaican spice mix perfect for chicken and rice dishes.  This spice mix includes garlic, onion, thyme, ginger, allspice, red chili pepper, black pepper, salt,[read more…]

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken

Although I make ye olde basic curries quite regularly (chicken stock, coconut cream, chilli paste), I don’t do fancy Asian cooking very often because although I love it (Thai, Indian, Chinese and Japanese cuisine are among my favourite foods), I can’t do this type of cuisine justice in the same way they’re traditionally cooked by those folks[read more…]

Chicken, walnut and cranberry salad sandwich

Chicken, walnut and cranberry salad sandwich

I loved this hearty sandwich I made using some of this roast chicken I made on a Sunday a couple of weeks back.  A classic chicken salad recipe, it combined the flavoursome, savoury roast chicken with crunchy, sweet, tart, creamy and fresh ingredients, all piled onto some toasted, rustic bread rolls.

Roast spicy herb chicken with chorizo and winter vegetables

Roast spicy herb chicken with chorizo and winter vegetables

A cheerful Sunday night meal which was easy and tasty – roasted spice and herb rubbed chicken with vegies and chorizo.  I used chicken thighs which are marvelous for roasting but you could always use chicken drumsticks, breast or a mixture.  

Happy Wednesday and make me a sandwich

Happy Wednesday and make me a sandwich

Happy middle of the week and … here’s an awesomely crunchy, creamy, zesty and simple sandwich to keep you going. For future reference – tiger bread shall forthwith be known as giraffe bread.  That is all. Club sandwich: Tiger bread, toasted and buttered Ranch dressing Left over spicy avocado dip Take-away barbecued chicken breast Fresh avocado, sliced thinly Lean,[read more…]

Chicken, green bean and red grape salad with basil mayonnaise

Chicken, green bean and red grape salad with basil mayonnaise

I love a classic chicken salad so was really keen to try this when I spotted it online recently.  And it is a particularly lovely salad but … the problem with chefy type recipes is, not that they’re difficult but that there’s a lot of steps to things, not to mention the washing up afterwards.  So I didn’t[read more…]

Dutch oven roast chicken with lemon, garlic and herbs

Dutch oven roast chicken with lemon, garlic and herbs

This method of roasting chicken changed my life.  Tender, fall-of-the-bone, fragrant and full of the good things in cooking; lemon, garlic and herbs.  No more basting, cleaning the oven or worrying about a dry roast – you simply place a quickly prepared chicken into the oven, forget about it for 1 1/2 hours or so, then take the[read more…]

A recipe for Thai green chicken curry and a look back at the 90s

A recipe for Thai green chicken curry and a look back at the 90s

Oh yeah the 90s. The time I went to uni, backpacked overseas to the US, London and Europe, shared old Queenslanders with countless housemates, partied like it was 1999 and was part of the 18-25 demographic. In the 90s People were eating: Thai food was the food to eat out in Australia.  In honour of the[read more…]