Chicken and Bacon Ring

This Chicken and Bacon Ring is really easy to make ahead and is delicious served hot or cold. It is a great way to use up some roast chicken and makes a filling family meal that is impressive enough for entertaining. And the best thing? It uses ready made croissant dough that keeps for ages in the…

Lemon Chicken en Brochettes

This dish of lemon chicken en brochettes is really easy to do. Buying thigh meat is better value, juicier and tastier than boneless  chicken breast and leaving the skin on with a lemon marinade means that the chicken just melts in the mouth. The pieces of lemon baste the chicken without the need for added fat which…

Sticky Chicken Wings

These Sticky Chicken Wings are perfect for summer eating. They are great served hot and in the unlikely event of having any leftover, they are great cold for a picnic. They can be cooked on the barbecue or in the oven with the sticky barbecue glaze and they are really easy to do with items…

Chicken Satay with Grilled Pineapple

Chicken Satay.  Chunks of chicken marinated with chillies, ginger and spices, grilled and served with a peanut, coconut and chilli sauce. Simple to do and packed full of taste, so what could be better ? My version of chicken satay makes a great main course or starter and you can use the recipe with pork…

Chicken Caesar Burger

These Chicken Caesar Burgers are perfect ‘man grub’, especially when there is football on! This is another easy recipe that makes lots of dressing so you can slather it on the side salad or leave it for another day. The burger bun becomes one giant crispy Parmesan croûton….

Chicken with Sumac and Preserved Lemons

Here is a simple dish of chicken thighs baked with sumac and preserved lemons. This recipe is great lazy dinner as everything can be prepared ahead and then popped in the oven, complete with onions and then served with cous cous for a Moroccan style meal.

Turkey Escalopes with Sage Butter

Turkey escalopes with garlic, lemon and sage butter. Here is a really quick  and simple dish that is full of flavour yet  easy enough for a mid week dinner. It is so quick that by the time the potatoes and broccoli were steamed, the turkey was ready. You could also use chicken bashed flat or…

Chicken and Bacon Chowder

Chicken and Bacon Chowder. More usually a white chowder is traditionally a North American hearty soup typically served with seafood, especially clams according to its origins. Interestingly the word chowder may have come from the French word chaudière or cauldron but I’ve never seen it here in France!     Here is my very easy version of a chowder that works particularly…

Celebration Turkey Pie

This is no ordinary turkey pie….. It is a cranberry, turkey, minced pork and hot water crust pastry pie that not only looks beautiful but tastes amazing. My confession here is that the original idea for this came from a Christmas cookbook, which I have adjusted over the years to suit and strangely enough, this…

Chicken and Chorizo One Pot Lazy Bake

Everyone needs a lazy day, don’t they? This chicken and chorizo one pot dish, is a really easy dinner when you have little time for preparation or fiddly cooking. This dish is high in flavour due to the chorizo, garlic and lemon and low in effort as only the onions need peeling. You could easily…