Category Archives: chicken

parmesan chicken with potato and sprout gratin

crispy parmesan chicken with sprout gratin Yes! It's sprout season again. Please don't just boil them and leave them alone, there's so much more to the little farty ball. Like here, a Brussels Sprout gratin baked with potatoes and cream for a great side dish. I was chuffed with how everything turned out save for one flaw. To quote Michel Roux Jr "where's the sauce?!" It needed a meaty gravy just to lend a little more moisture. But beyond that, it was dead good. A sprout is for Winter, … Continue Reading ››
chicken-ready-to-roast

sledgehammer chicken

roasted chicken with dry rub I've cooked a few whole birds on the barbecue before, such as southeast spatchcock and slathered with BBQ sauce. But with getting a drum-style barbecue this year I could try grilling a whole one for the first time. sainsburys vertical chicken roasterThis chicken came about from trying Sainsbury's new chicken roaster. It's a metal stand which holds the bird in a vertical position while it roasts. Assembled … Continue Reading ››
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southeast spatchcock chook with booze-braised sweetcorn

southeast spatchcock chook For Mrs. Spud's birthday and the weather hitting decent heights at last, I wanted to come up with a BBQ featuring some special treats. I thought about cooking a whole chicken and grilling some sweetcorn.
Steven Raichlen's Barbecue Bible

Steven Raichlen's Barbecue Bible

Thankfully experimenting with the barbecue is really taking off in this country. We've always lacked the predictable weather and sustained dry spells to really explore but we're gradually catching on. The explosion … Continue Reading ››
oven-fried-chicken

oven fried chicken

oven fried chicken I previously named Leon 2 as my book of the year, so to get Leon Family & Friends for my birthday this year was a real treat. The slightly madcap layout, the "everybody pitch in" attitude, the waves of nostalgia splashed with modern food trends is pure LEON. It's difficult to read this book and not smile, and I'm certain it'll get a place in this year's best cookbooks of 2013 list. This chicken recipe … Continue Reading ››