Chicken arrabbiata stew + dumplings

I’m starting to think that my family will eat almost anything if I fling a dumpling on top of it – but actually none of us needed any encouragement to eat this stew because it’s delicious. It would also work well served with pasta, on top of a baked potato, over rice even. Clearly the… Continue reading Chicken arrabbiata stew + dumplings

Sweet + Sour chicken balls

As much as I like to pretend that I’m sophisticated in my food preferences, when it comes to a takeaway all I really want is a pile of sweet + sour chicken balls. There’s just something about them that I find both comforting and exciting, a bit like walking around holding a takeaway coffee in… Continue reading Sweet + Sour chicken balls

Thai Green curry

If you squint at the photo below you’ll see that this time around I made this curry with white fish, but I’ve been known to make it with chicken, prawns, leftover shredded ham, basically whatever I have to hand. And no, I don’t make my own curry paste for this. I mean I could if… Continue reading Thai Green curry

Chicken Katsu Curry

Now I know that you can buy a jar of Katsu Curry sauce and whip this up quickly, but it’s quite thrilling to make your own sauce – pretty simple ingredients combine with some sort of magnificent alchemy to make something incredibly tasty. I’ve tried a few different recipes and this is the one that… Continue reading Chicken Katsu Curry

Chicken noodle stir fry

This is my favourite thing to make with leftover roast chicken – it really is a winner winner chicken dinner and it’s perfect for a weekday evening when you need to rustle up something yummy fast. Chopsticks are entirely optional, but I’ve loved eating with them since my little sister and I (when we were… Continue reading Chicken noodle stir fry

Leftovers pie

We do indeed love pie in our house, and I make this one often to use up for whatever is leftover in the fridge (hello there Christmas Turkey), or a pack of bacon comes in handy if leftovers are not forthcoming. The veg included is subject to change, it’s literally what’s in the fridge. Over… Continue reading Leftovers pie

Chicken kebab with crunchy red cabbage

Friday night is takeaway night in our house (or at least it’s food that feels like a takeaway) and last week we had this super colourful meal of chicken kebabs with flatbreads and all the trimmings. No you don’t have to lay the food out in rainbow patterns, I just don’t seem to be able… Continue reading Chicken kebab with crunchy red cabbage

Buttermilk chicken with spicy coleslaw

Winner winner chicken dinner. A little forward prep is needed with this one (to marinate the chicken), but then it’s easy peasy. Whole chicken thighs with bone in + skin on work well too, but this time around I’ve cut boneless chicken into pieces. The coleslaw is zingy and delicious and onion free for those… Continue reading Buttermilk chicken with spicy coleslaw

Korean sesame chicken

My teenage BTS* fan absolutely loves this. I mean she reeeeallly loves it, almost as much as she loves BTS. It does make a rather wonderful lets-pretend-we’re-having-a takeout dinner and can mostly be made (sauce) and prepped (chicken + garnishes) in advance. It’s yummy. I don’t see why you couldn’t substitute a firm white fish… Continue reading Korean sesame chicken

Brazilian Chicken + Prawn Xinxim

This is utterly delicious. You could leave out the prawns, fling in more chicken, or leave out the chicken and whack in some white fish – it’s yummy whichever way you want to serve it. This recipe is from Diana Henry’s wonderful A Bird in The Hand book which is literally a winner winner chicken… Continue reading Brazilian Chicken + Prawn Xinxim