Chicken

Cajun-spiced baked chicken in breadcrumbs

Cajun-spiced baked chicken in breadcrumbs

Every now and then, I get an urge for junk food. Vegetables are all very well, but there's nothing like the occasional meal of that consists of what I'd normally consider to be complete rubbish. I think of this as a cathartic palate cleanser, and it strikes about once a year. Normally, it's fried chicken, and I'll [...]

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Chicken sofrito

Chicken sofrito post image

A lot of the food I cook at the moment is about convenience. Not 'convenience' in the sense of 'piercing the film on some ready meal and throwing it into a microwave', but convenience in terms of getting the best results with the least effort. That doesn't mean that my food is becoming 'bad' - there's a [...]

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Chicken Chukka

Chicken chukka – chicken curry, made with coconut and spices

On the way home on Saturday, I stopped off at an Asian supermarket close to where we live. It's a ramshackle, haphazard kind of place, piled high with a huge range of things. There are sacks of rice piled high, fruit and vegetables - big bunches of coriander, five for a quid, coconuts, curry leaves, [...]

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Nagoya tebasaki, or deep-fried Japanese chicken wings

Japanese deep-fried chicken wings, tebasaki Nagoya

It's often the odd cuts of meat  that offer the most interesting possibilities to the chin the kitchen, the parts of the animal that are sometimes viewed as little more that waste in waiting. So it is with chicken wings, piled up high in the corner of a butcher's shop, looking as if there's no [...]

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