Chicken, leek & bacon pot pie

Firstly, some thoughts…. Last week was a tough one here in Cape town. A girl was raped and murdered on a popular forest trail that I and many others frequent daily. It’s always been thought of as a safe place, and I often go alone with my 2 small dogs. In fact, I was there the…

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Lemon & Garlic Chicken

This sauce was so good I nearly licked my plate. Nearly….   4 x chicken breasts, sliced in half paprika, to dust over chicken 1/2 white onion, finely diced 2 rashers bacon, diced 2 x cloves crushed garlic 250g white mushrooms, sliced in half 1 glass white wine 1 cube chicken stock 1/2 cup cream…

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Chicken Roulade

These can be a bit fiddly to make but after the first one you get the hang of it – and they are impressive at a dinner party even though you are using simple, cheap ingredients. Buy the biggest chicken breasts you can find – those little thin ones wont do. Ingredients 2 large chicken…

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Nutty Coconut Chicken Curry with spinach and courgettes

Yes it’s another curry – but i have to say this might be my favorite. It’s a fusion of Thai and India. To me, the main difference between a Thai curry and an Indian curry is that Thai has more sour and sweet notes and also has more veggies in the curry. Indian curries tend…

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Caprese Chicken with Cauliflower Cream

Ingredients 4 x chicken breasts, skinless and boneless 250g cherry tomatoes, halved 1 chilli, diced 1 garlic clove, diced 1 shallot, finely chopped buffalo mozzerella, broken into 4 pieces (or use 4 small balls of mozzerella or even grated is ok) 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped 4 basil leaves for garnish salt and pepper olive…

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Tikka Chicken Kebabs

Chicken breast can sometimes be quite dry and unappetizing. Not these – they were moist and so full of flavour and i only managed to marinade them for an hour so if you can marinade them for longer or overnight they will blow your socks off! Perfect for the braai/bbq Marinade: 3 tbsp double cream…

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Creamy Chicken & Spinach Lasagna

Creamy sauce…cheesy cheese….chicken….bacon….what more do you want on a Monday night? Ingredients 2 cups cooked shredded chicken – you can use cooked rotisserie from the shops, or poach some chicken breasts in water for about 40 minutes.  I prefer this route because I use the stock for the sauce If you don’t do the above,…

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Crunchy Chicken Salad…with yoghurt dressing

The weather in Cape Town has been gorgeous! Weather like this makes salads a pleasure to eat. I think salads are all about different textures. There is nothing worse (in my mind) than a boring salad of lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber. You’ll need: 2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks 1 cup panko crumbs 1 egg…

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My Roast Chicken

Everybody has a recipe for roast chicken. It’s one of those things you generally grow up with and makes you feel comforted. You can’t really do much wrong to a roast chicken, and this is how i like to make it:   1 whole free range chicken 3 rashers bacon 1/2 cup freshly chopped herb…

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mini chicken pies

Mini chicken pies – with home-made pastry

People are always going on and on about how difficult it is to make your own pastry. So much so that i have always avoided it like the plague. I had some leftover chicken thighs that needed some love and a couple of mushrooms too – i didn’t have pastry though. I checked and i…

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Thai Basil and Chicken curry

Nothing warms you up like a good curry on a cold winters night. I had mine with zoodles and made brown rice for the boyfriend. Ingredients: olive oil for cooking 4 x chicken breasts – skinless and boneless cut into bite sized chunks 1 onion, finely diced 2 tsp crushed garlic 2 tbsp penang curry…

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Coconut & Almond crumbed Chicken with Cauliflower & Corn fritters

Chicken Schnitzel is one of my favourite things to order out in a restaurant. I know it seems boring but i just love it when it’s done right. Sadly it isnt low carb because they havent caught on to using coconut and almond flour instead…but the world will get there…eventually! Ingredients: 2 x skinless, boneless…

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Crispy Lemon & Thyme Chicken thighs with shallots

This is one of those lazy dinners that still manage to taste like effort has been put in. Sometimes if i am getting home late i dont feel like alot of prep work i just want to throw something in the oven and go have a hot bath and forget my troubles. Ingredients: (serves 2)…

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Chicken and Kale Balti with cauli rice

This is a nice mild curry with lots of flavour. I had kale in the fridge that I needed to use so i added it and it worked wonderfully. The kale really holds its texture and flavour against the rest of the dish. Ingredients: (serves 3) 2 large chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces…

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Chicken Arrabbiata

Comfort food at it’s best, leaving you warm and fuzzy on the inside Spicy, zingy tomato stew strewn with fresh basil and topped off with succulent grilled chicken and some creamy cauliflower mash on the side….need i say more? Serves 2 Ingredients 2 large chicken breasts (you need 1 per person so if there are…

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Seriously amazeballs Kung Pao Chicken

This is one of those meals that makes you feel like you got take – away’s – except it’s healthy and you made it yourself:) Serves 2 Ingredients 2 large chicken breasts, cut into bite size chunks half a punnet mushrooms, sliced (about a handful) half a red onion, cut into rings and then halve…

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Light’s out – Let us braai!

So in South Africa we have this thing called load shedding. Basically, because our electricity provider is so rubbish we have to have periods without any electricity. We try not to let this get us down though, and rather make the most of it. HOWEVER, when it catches you by surprise and your aren’t warned…

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Coffee & Spice Chicken with a green herb sauce

I saw this recipe in a magazine and gave it a go. The recipe they used called for a few extra spices, and i found the taste to be quite all over the place. I have adjusted it to what i think works out as a really good recipe. Ingredients For the chicken 4 skinless,…

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Pesto stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon

Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 x chicken breasts 2 x tablespoons basil pesto half cup cherry tomatoes chopped in half 1 x ball buffalo mozzerella, torn into pieces, or half cup grated mozzerella 2 rashers bacon Salt and pepper Olive oil 1 sweet potato cut into wedges Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Start by cutting…

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Spiced Orange Chicken with Cauliflower Gratin

Another Sunday favourite in my household. Chicken pieces just cook quicker than a whole bird and I like having leftover pieces you can take to work the next day. Chicken Ingredients A 6 pack of free range chicken pieces (3 legs, 3 thighs) Tsp nutmeg Tsp cinnamon Tsp paprika Tsp chilli flakes 1 whole orange…

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Lemon, garlic and paprika chicken with feta stuffed gem squash

Sometimes when I feel like roast chicken (which is fairly often as it’s in my top five ‘if I could choose one last meal’ dishes. The thing is, a good whole roasted chicken takes time and love and often on a week night those are things you just don’t have. This hits the spot and…

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Chermoula chicken & Red pepper kebabs with yoghurt dipping sauce

These are AMA-ZING on the braai or weber grill!  Would be good in the oven too though. Chermoula Marinade: 1 tablespoon ground coriander 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon turmeric 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon dried red chilli Handful of fresh coriander 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup olive oil S&P to season Handful of…

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Sam’s Thai Red Curry

My boyfriend enjoys cooking…provided I lay out all the ingredients for him and a very easy to follow recipe. He still somehow manages to make what should be a 30 minute recipe take 2 hours, but this could be due to the procrastination he enjoys in the kitchen, like dancing around, choosing a soundtrack…and trying…

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Tarragon Chicken with Cauli rice

Ingredients: 2 x rashers bacon, diced 3 x chicken breasts – skinless and boneless, sliced into strips 1 x container Cream 1 x punnet mushrooms 1 x onion, diced 1/2 glass dry white wine 1/2 chicken stock cube dissolved in 1/2 a cup of hot water 2 x tablespoons of dried Tarragon or small bunch…

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Easy weeknight dinner – Pesto Chicken

Ingredients: 3 or 4 Chicken breasts Half cup pesto or one cup depending on how much chicken you using Olive oil Cherry tomatoes Mozzerella or Feta ( my friend San-Marie used my recipe but with Feta instead and said it tasted divine) Tin foil Put half of your pesto on the bottom of a casserole…

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