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

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 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

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

Easy Chicken Curry

If you’re looking for something quick to make for dinner this chicken curry fits the bill. I used chicken breasts but boned thighs would be just as good. The apricots are optional but I like to have them in as they add a little sweetness. Make this as mild or as hot as you like […]

Posted on: 10th Aug, 2017by frenchie Read more

Asian Style Chicken Soup

On cold winter days and nights what could be more comforting than a meal of chicken soup!! The liquid that you poach the whole chicken in, becomes the stock for the soup. The flavour is delicate and you can choose whether to serve with a chilli sauce on the side if you want a little […]

Posted on: 28th Jul, 2017by frenchie Read more

Poached Chicken & Rice

This is a very plain, simple recipe – you could almost describe it as the ultimate comfort food. I used it make this years ago and had forgotten about it until a few days ago. Mike was fighting a cold and feeling yuck and Frances just getting over one. I thought about making an old-fashioned […]

Posted on: 22nd Jun, 2017by frenchie Read more