SPICY BUTTER CHICKEN WINGS WITH BALSAMIC GLAZE

Sometimes, getting in a mess with finger food can make it all the more fun! These tasty chicken wings are the spicy, succulent kind that you won’t be able to stop yourself from going back for more. They’re smothered in a beautiful butter and the sweetness from the balsamic is just the icing on the glaze……

BEER CAN CHICKEN WITH MUSTARD AND THYME MASH

Using a beer can to cook a chicken in the oven really does cook it to perfection! Just like you would buy a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket, it cooks it so evenly that the skin is crisp and the meat is tender and juicy. Even better, you can use the beer in the can…

STICKY CHICKEN THIGHS WITH SLOW ROASTED VEGETABLES

After a long weekend off for Easter, I think we’re all feeling a little bit glum and a tiny bit heavier from indulging in drink, food and a lot of chocolate. Some of you may even of have had too much of all three. Not us of course… So now is the perfect time for a meal…

SWEET AND SOUR CRANBERRY AND TURKEY STIR FRY

This was something completely experimental that turned out to be a quick, easy and tasty stir fry. Cranberry and turkey is a classic combo which usually resonates around the Christmas period, but this oriental twist makes it an any day meal to enjoy. Sweet and sour go so well together, it’s the ‘ying and yang’ – a…

SWEET AND SPICY SPATCHCOCK CHICKEN WITH RICE

Last Saturday I was at the supermarket and fancied chicken with rice (as you do) so I decided to buy a whole free range and good quality chicken. I don’t care what anyone says, the free range variety does taste a lot better! I decided to spatchcock it and baste it in a marinade using…

MEDITERRANEAN STEW WITH CHORIZO AND MANCHEGO GNOCCHI

This stew is something different with some great, hearty combinations to warm the soul. You cannot knock the chorizo and manchego gnocchi either! What I love about this stew is the fruitiness from the tomatoes and peppers that go so well with the earthiness of the mushrooms. I love dried porcini mushrooms as they have…

CHICKEN KATSU CURRY WRAPS

Getting together for food with family and friends has to be one of my favourite things to do. Whether its a big occasion, a catch up or just enjoying some time with your loved ones; for me these moments always involve food and drink. A quick pint down the pub, dinner out or most importantly a…

CHICKEN AND TARRAGON RICE BAKE

I love rice based dishes such as risotto or paella. Another favourite of mine is a sweet and creamy rice pudding. This recipe is not a desert but the method reminds me just of what you would do for a rice pudding! A tasty dish you can just throw in the oven and let the rice work its magic. This…

CHILLI AND LIME BUTTERMILK CHICKEN BURGER

Chicken burgers if done right are one of my favorite foods. Not too long ago, I tried my first buttermilk fried chicken and I was on another planet! It was so tender and juicy that I wanted to eat more and more. Apparently, the extra juiciness is a result of the acids in fermented milk (such…

MANGO CHUTNEY CHICKEN CURRY

Being British, I cannot get enough curry! This is one that I made up and adapted over a fair few years now and I have finally come up with a recipe that I’m really proud of. The sweet spicy sauce covers the chicken like silk, without any cream needed! It’s a treat for all senses. This…