Parmesan Chicken

Inspired by an Italian classic, this dish is easy and delicious and full of the tastes of spring. The mixture of breadcrumbs and cheese creates a sublime crunchy coating, keeping the chicken breast moist and tender. It's perfectly balanced with a warm potato and spring vegetable salad. It deserves to be on everyone's menu this spring! Parmesan Chicken large frying panLarge saucepanFlat bottomed bowlLarge bowl x 2 4 large chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)1 large egg125 g panko breadcrumbs125 g parmesan (finely grated)500 g new potatoes (cut in half lengthways)200 g frozen peas200 g baby spinach4 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp white wine vinegarsalt and pepper to season3 tbsp coriander (finely chopped) Crack the egg into the flat bottomed bowl, lightly beat with a…

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Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

This may just be one of the easiest recipes around, certainly for such a rich and flavoursome result. If you're really short of time, there are a number of good off the shelf teriyaki sauce mixes as well, although we think nothing beats making it yourself and choosing the balance of the flavours. Teriyaki Chicken Thighs A really easy and simple midweek dinner that is full of vibrant Asian flavours. Large Saute PanSteamer 12 piece Chicken Thighs (On the bone, or boned)4 cloves garlic (peeled and crushed)2 thumbs ginger (peeled and finely diced)80 ml sesame oil100 ml maple syrup80 ml dark soy sauce2 tbsp cider vinegar2 tbsp sesame seeds2 tbsp vegetable oil6 piece spring onions (cleaned and chopped)4 piece pak choi (or…

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Tarragon and Lemon Roast Chicken

When you're trying to host a special occasion you want to keep everything as stress free and easy as possible. In other words you need a dish that lets the ingredients do the talking, that has elements that can be prepared in advance, and that you can simply stick in the oven for most of the cook. This dish is simply sublime. Tarragon, lemon, butter and chicken are a classical combination, and with good reason. This dish is so much more than it's constituent parts. Equally at home with roast potatoes or mash, or even buttery fondant potatoes, this is a real winner. Tarragon and Lemon Roast Chicken Super succulent, full of taste, and so easy to make large roasting tray with…

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Healthy Chicken Cacciatore

Healthy Chicken Cacciatore

Alla cacciatora refers to a meal prepared 'hunter-style', and that's exactly the sentiment that this dish kindles. Onions, garlic, herbs, tomatoes and white wine. It's all there, but surprisingly light in touch and low in calories. The addition of the olives adds a depth of flavour that makes this idea for cold winter evenings. Healthy Chicken Cacciatore Classic Italian hunters stew with chicken breast, a dash of wine and olives. 2 tbsp olive oil3 slices prosciutto (or thin streaky bacon, chopped)1 large onion (peeled and chopped)2 cloves garlic (peeled and chopped)10 leaves sage (finely chopped)2 sprigs rosemary (leaves only, finely chopped)4 large chicken breasts (skinless)200 ml dry white wine400g g tinned plum tomatoes 2 tbsp cherry tomato puree200 g chestnut mushrooms (halved)160…

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Chicken, Black Bean and Kale Soup

Inspired by the classic Mexican soup, this dish is a double whammy. Not only is it a good way to use of leftover chicken (although we often poach a chicken specifically to use in dishes like this), it's such a healthy dinner and so full of flavour. The black beans create a fantastic background note, as well as naturally thickening the soup, and the spices and lemon give it a great tang. Use a low sodium stock cube if using leftovers and this dish. Chicken, Black Bean and Kale Soup Delicious way to use up leftover chicken that's got just the right level of spice 2 tbsp olive oil4 cloves garlic (crushed and peeled)5 spring onions (roughly chopped)1 bunch coriander (stalks chopped,…

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Healthy Chicken Tikka Masala

Healthy Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala is a classic Indian dish of marinated chicken in a spiced tomato curry. Except of course it's not that simple, as it roots are as much here in the UK as they are in India. And whilst there's no doubting that it's a classic, you're unlikely to ever see quite the same recipe twice. Still, we completely understand why it was voted the nations second most favourite meal just a short few years ago, we love it. As with all the dishes in our January series, this version has been tweaked to be the healthiest it can be. Whole chicken, skin removed, is marinated in the classic yoghurt spice blend. The chicken is then slowly baked without oil to…

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Creamy Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Pasta

This really is one of my go to dishes. Super quick, easy as it comes, and it makes use of any leftovers you might have, or just the cheaper chicken cuts. Creme fraiche forms the basis of the sauce, it's an excellent go to for pasta dishes with its light and tangy flavour, and it won't curdle in the pan if you treat it well. The recipe is quite approximate, because this is all about using what you have. So use it as a base, and play it with it as you see fit. Creamy Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Pasta Quick and easy midweek meal, whether you use leftovers or cook the chicken fresh 1 tbsp olive oil1 small onion (peeled and…

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Baked Chicken Leg with Chorizo, Beans, Pesto and Kale

This is truly one of the most surprising dishes you'll taste. The humble chicken leg, white beans, and much maligned kale, all brought together in a one pot. You would never expect the actual result in a million years. Crispy chicken skin, tender leg meat, layers of flavour, and a lovely creamy sauce. Most important of all, it's a quick to prepare one pot dish that you can stick in the oven and forget about whilst it cooks. A great family dish, and ideal for a rushed night midweek. Baked Chicken Leg with Chorizo, Beans, Pesto and Kale Quick easy one pot dish that tastes so rich you won't believe how little effort goes into it. Large Hob Casserole 4 Chicken Legs2…

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Chicken and Mushroom Pie

A perennial pub classic, the Chicken and Mushroom pie is always a family favourite. Tender, tasty chicken thighs, white wine, cream, and juicy mushrooms, all encased in a crispy and indulgent short crust pastry. You can make the component parts a day in advance, spreading out the whole affair to make it easier. And you can do the final assembly of the pie in the morning and stand in the fridge until you’re ready to cook. Just remember to give twenty minutes at room temperature before it goes into the oven. That way you ensure that the filling can cook through properly, and the pastry won’t shock and shrink too much. Tastes even better reheated in the oven the next day!! Chicken…

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Easy Coq au Vin with Potato and Celeriac Mash

Coq au Vin is the classic French chicken casserole. Rich and deeply flavoured, this version is a little lighter than the original and is super easy to make. What's even better, it's jam packed full of goodness, and because it uses thighs, easy on the pocket as well. And when you're picking up the thighs from us, you'll be able to find everything else you need next door, at Colyford Post Office and General Stores, including some great quality wines, perfect for this dish. Easy Coq au Vin with Potato and Celeriac Mash Easy to cook, quick to prepare and full of goodness, chicken thighs with red wine. Large casserole 1 tbsp olive oil100 g fat smoked bacon (roughly chopped)8 chicken thighs1…

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