All posts tagged: Chicken

Wicked Asian Spiced Chicken

This super quick and mega tasty marinade on this chicken I completely made up on the spot, with what I had in the fridge and cupboard. It was such a success with my family and so yummy, I thought I had to just share it with you. In fact, this chicken was destined to be made into a whole other dish, ( I menu plan!) but on getting closer to cooking time, I changed my mind and decided to cut up the whole chicken I had into 10 pieces and whip up a marinade using what herbs I had and a few spices from the pantry. The best part was, it took less than 5 minutes to whip up the marinade, then approx. 30-40 minutes to cook the chicken in a hot oven. While the chicken was cooking, I then whipped up a quick fried rice with some leftover brown rice that was in the fridge and some chopped up veggies. Winning!! I like to call this my Wicked Asian Spiced Chicken. I hope you …

The Good Old Roast Chicken.

Who Doesn’t love a roast? And unless your a vegetarian or vegan, then roast chicken, would have to be a firm favourite in most family homes, right?  Today, I am going to share with you;  *my favourite flavourings/rubs, to enhance your roast *how to roast simply with minimal fuss *then over the next week, share with you tips on how to make a roast chicken, last at least another one or two meals. A traditional roast chicken, with its tender meat and crispy skin is a wonderfully economical meal, that can easily be turned into even better money and time savings, when you can reinvent the leftover, into another tasty meal on another night, and/or used for lunches. But today is all about the flavours! I like to keep my chook, fairly simple and don’t use stuffing. I opt to enhance the flavours from the outside, on the skin. I do this because as I mentioned above, I always reinvent the leftovers to really stretch out the cook, and I don’t want too many flavours …

Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad

This Delicious Chicken Caesar Salad is not only tasty, but super quick and easy. Like all my recipes, it has the added bonus of a few extra healthy ingredients, to take this dish from delish to extra nutrish! One of those ingredients I like to add to any salad is sprouts…. Ok, you maybe saying how 1970’s of you, but these little nutritional powerhouses pack a mean punch and never underestimate the benefits of them. Here is some reasons why you should get some more sprouts into you! It’s estimated that there can be up to 100 times more enzymes in sprouts than uncooked fruits and vegetables.  Enzymes are special types of proteins that act as catalysts for all your body’s functions. Extracting more vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids from the foods you eat ensures that your body has the nutritional building blocks of life to ensure every process works more effectively. The quality of the protein in the beans, nuts, seeds, or grains improves when it is sprouted. The fibre content of the …

Herby Chicken and Vegetables Tray Bake

Tray bakes are such great way for the busy cook to prepare a roast in much quicker time and have  leftovers for quick lunches and dinners over the following days. It is also a great way to cook for a large crowd, especially when you are short on time. You simply place all the ingredients on a tray, drizzle with a little olive oil, sprinkle some salt and herbs and bake! It’s that simple. You can vary your ingredients, using different proteins and vegetables. For example; use pork chops with Sage,  or Lamb fillets with Rosemary. Even fish fillets, with fennel and dill. Whatever your choice of protein, you may need to vary your cooking time, due to the thickness of your meat. Store your leftovers in glass sealed dishes and place in the fridge for a quick meal over the following days. Tray bakes are a staple in my home and a must for the busy cook. Simple, Quick, Delish and Nutrish! Herby Chicken and Vegetable Tray Bake Print Recipe Such a simple way to shortcut a roast …