Posts Tagged chicken

May 28 2009

Involtini di Pollo alla Salvia

I decided to move away from Jamie Oliver for once, and went back to ‘The Silver Spoon’, which is still one of my favourite recipe books. Inspired by ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ (long story) I settled on Involtini di Pollo alla Salvia, which is ‘Chicken Roulades with Sage’, but it sounds a lot more impressive in Italian.

It’s actually a pretty simple recipe. A quick web search actually found someone who is as much of a geek as me, and blogs their recipe attempts as well – so thanks to Sara for giving a good description of the process.

I decided that just having sage in the middle might be a bit ‘ordinary’, so I decided to ad some mozzarella as well. So here we go.

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I really liked this, especially as it was so simple to make. Lisa thought the sage was quite strong, but I didn’t get that at all. You could clearly do all sorts of different things in the middle of the chicken – maybe something spicy with chilli or peppers. I’ll definitely try a variation on this again.

Dec 16 2008

Chicken with prosciutto

I’m trying to take part in Jamie Oliver’s ‘Pass It On’ movement, as seen on his new TV series – the Ministry of Food. I’m hoping to pass on the recipes to people at work, so I thought I’d better check that I could cook them myself 😉

So, first of all, I decided to try one of the main recipes that featured on the TV programme.

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This was very nice. The thyme was a bit strong which makes me think I used a bit much. Lisa also did’t like the lemon juice squeezed on at the end, so I’ll skip that next time. This was very easy to make though, and I can see why Jamie used it as an example.

May 17 2008

Roasted chicken breast

This is from ‘Cook with Jamie’. I’ve come across the recipe a few times but never quite got round to using it. Then Lisa asked if I could do something with butternut squash because she really likes it, and this gave me the opportunity to try it out…

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This was easy to do, very tasty indeed, and combined some really nice flavours. I will definitely be doing this one again.

Apr 12 2008

Chicken stuffed with mozzarella

An Aldo Zilli recipe that I have made a couple of times. As he describes it, it is based on the old favourite of Chicken Kiev, and I can see what he means, but it is far nicer, and quite satisfying to present.

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Quite an easy recipe, and one you can prepare in advance and keep in the fridge to cook later – a good one for dinner parties etc.

Mar 2 2008

Coq Au Vin

I have to confess that I thought I knew where this recipe came from, but on checking, I find that I was completely wrong. I had thought that this was an Anthony Bourdain recipe from his ‘Les Halles Cookbook’, but I checked, and it isn’t – his recipe is far more intricate (and probably a lot nicer)

This is now about 2 minutes later, and I’ve remembered where the recipe came from. It’s from the imaginatively named ‘The Cook’s Book’ which I got for 3 quid from a company that comes to our office to flog cheap books. It’s actually very good, and has input from some top chefs (Marcus Wareing and Ken Hom for instance).

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This was very nice, but I think I may go for the Bourdain version next time as more of a challenge.

Feb 26 2008

Zanzibar Chicken

I was looking around for something different to do with chicken, and I came across this recipe for Zanzibar Chicken by Paul Merrett from one of his appearances on Saturday Kitchen.

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I really enjoyed this – but it could probably do with more aromatic herbs and spices to lighten it up I think.

Feb 6 2008

Chicken in Puff Pastry

Another Jamie Oliver recipe here, from ‘Happy Days’. I’ve no idea why I haven’t tried this one before, because it looks nice (and tastes nice) and is pretty easy.

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This was very nice, and pretty quick and easy to prepare. The only comment I would make is that I either messed up the amounts, or did something wrong with the sauce, because it was waaay too strong. Next time I would do it with about a quarter the amount of mustard.

Nov 22 2007

Chicken in Pancetta

A slight variation on a Jamie Oliver recipe. Chicken wrapped in pancetta with leeks and cherry tomatoes, served with Dauphnoise potatoes. It was very nice indeed.

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Nov 21 2007

Ratatouille with Chicken

This is pretty much a classic recipe, but done in quite a rustic way.

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