recipe chicken cider & apples

Chicken Braised in Cider with Apples

Looking at what I had in the fridge and cupboards I decided to try out chicken and apples together thinking in seemed a very odd thing to do but that’s all I had available . Also we needed a way of using up the dry cider we had that I can no longer drink but […]

Posted on: 18th Oct, 2018by frenchie Read more


Chicken, Lemongrass and Chilli

Yet another easy recipe that doesn’t take too long. Emma, who now lives in Papua New Guinea, suggested it to me the other day as it’s one that she makes frequently. It has a slight Asian feel and can have quite a hot spicy taste to it. We made it because I’d bought free-range chicken […]

Posted on: 11th Oct, 2018by frenchie Read more

chicken & pesto

Chicken and Pesto

Every weekend I buy 2 little containers of fresh basil pesto from Cesare. We often just treat it as a dip, tossed through pasta or on crackers with a pre-drink drink. I’ve discovered it’s also great thickly spread over chicken Maryland pieces and baked in the oven. So good! You’ll see in the photo that […]

Posted on: 27th Sep, 2018by frenchie Read more

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Chicken with Spinach and Coriander Sauce

Ingredients for 4 4 Chicken Maryland pieces 1 bag of spinach leaves or 1 bunch of spinach, roughly chopped including stalks 1 large bunch of fresh coriander, roughly chopped including stalks 1 ½ tbsp miso 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped ½ cup olive oil 1-2 tsps toasted sesame oil 1 large lemon ¼ […]

Posted on: 17th Sep, 2018by frenchie Read more


Chicken & Fennel

Last weekend when I visited the Karapiro Prime Meat stand I asked if they’d been able to source a good supply of chicken yet. We’d suggested it ages ago thinking of our own stomachs! They explained that they’d been working on a good supply of free range chicken and that they hoped to have some […]

Posted on: 29th Jun, 2018by frenchie Read more

crumbs for chx fish

Flaxseed Coating for Fish or Chicken with Kohlrabi & Fennel Salad

Last week on a visit to my doctor he proceeded to tell me in no uncertain terms that we all (including himself) should be eating flaxseeds, also called linseeds, everyday. So we started and made a mixture of small seeds to use as a coating instead of breadcrumbs on chicken schnitzels and fresh fish fillets. […]

Posted on: 24th May, 2018by frenchie Read more


Roast Chicken with Lemon, Saffron & Herbs

1 Whole chicken or chicken pieces 1-2 tsps. saffron threads 1-2 tsp black peppercorns 2 tsps. salt 2 Lemons, thinly sliced Fresh Herbs eg rosemary, thyme & bay   Preheat oven to 180c. In a small pot or pan place the saffron threads over a high heat until they become more golden and send off […]

Posted on: 26th Apr, 2018by frenchie Read more

devilled chix

Devilled Chicken Thighs

I subscribe to NY Times which I receive and read regularly. They often include recipes which I always look at. Last Sunday featured a good series of chicken recipes. I choose Devilled Chicken Thighs because I was easy and I could easily modify it. Following is the result which was easy for Mike to make […]

Posted on: 13th Apr, 2018by frenchie Read more

recipe chx & chorizo 2

Chicken & Chorizo

The other night we felt like something slow cooked and ended up with a chicken and chorizo dish which we served on a bed of pureed white beans. It was absolutely delicious. If you don’t feel like beans serve with creamy mash potatoes.   Ingredients for 4: 8 chicken pieces – preferably thigh cutlets with bones in 2 […]

Posted on: 23rd Mar, 2018by frenchie Read more


Provencal Chicken

We’ve been away for a few days which has meant I haven’t been around to come up with any new recipes. So, wondering what I was going to do in this slot today, Frances suggested I make Provencal Chicken which David Lebovitz published in his blog earlier this week. Last night I made my version […]

Posted on: 31st Aug, 2017by frenchie Read more