Archive for April, 2008

Red Thai Roast Chicken Breasts

This recipe is out of the April 2008 Canadian Living Magazine. I adapted it a bit (see below) but really liek the sweetness of the peppers when roasted on the chicken. Yum !

2 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper

2 tablespoons chopped fresh bail, parsley or coriander

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil

2 teaspoons Thai red curry paste

1 teaspoon brown sugar

4 boneless chicken breasts

In a small bowl, combine pepper, basil, garlic, oil, curry paste and sugar. Loosen chicken skin and spread mixture under skin. Place on a foil lined rimmed baking sheet (I hardly ever buy chicken with the skin on, so I just put the mixture of top of the chicken breasts in a roasting pan and cooked them). Roast is a 400F/200C oven for 15 to 20 mins or until chicken is cooked. Broil (grill) about 2 mins, watching to ensure it doesn’t burn.

 

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Char-grilled chicken and chutney

This is a simple, easy dish. It’s perfect for summer, with salad ! We have it frequently …

 

Char-grilled Chicken and Chutney

 

4 chicken breasts

1 tablespoon Indian curry paste

2 tablespoons olive oil

juice of 1 lemon

 

Put chicken in a bowl with curry paste, olive oil and lemon juice. Marinate 30 mins. Grill, bbq or pan fry until cooked through. Serve with mango chutney

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Chicken with Pesto Cream Sauce

CHICKEN WITH PESTO CREAM SAUCE

Cook chicken thighs or breast fillets in pan until cooked through. Remove and fry 2 teaspoons crushed garlic until fragrant. Add 1/2 cup dry white wine and cook until most is evaporated. Add 1/4 cup sun-dried tomato pesto and 300mL/10oz thickened cream. Bring to the boil. Serve with cooked pasta.

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Chilli Plum Pork

This is one of my favourite pork dishes

 
CHILLI PLUM PORK
Place pork steaks in pan. Top with a spoonful of plum sauce and a splash of chilli sauce. Fry until cooked on one side, then turn and repeat sauce toppings. When almost cooked, add some chopped shallots to the pan.

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Chinese Honey Chicken

Tastes like take-out Chinese but at least you know what’s in this one !

Chinese Honey Chicken

2-4 chicken breasts
plain flour
oil for frying chicken

SAUCE
1 tbsp oil
1/3 c water
1/3 c lemon juice
2 tsp cornflour
4 tsp sweet chili sauce
2 tsp soy sauce

1 1/2 tsp grated ginger
3 tbsp honey
3 spring. onions, chopped

1- chop chicken into pieces
2- mix sauce ingredients and set aside
3- heat oil
4- fry chicken until crispy
5- add ginger and honey
6- cook for a bit
7- add the sauce and simmer to warm through and coat the chicken well
8- add onions, stir and serve with rice or what ever else you like.

 

 

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Chicken Pesto Pies

These are delicious and impressive-looking if you make the pastry neat !

Chicken Pesto Pies

 

4 sheets puff pastry

4 medium sized chicken thighs

1 tablespoon basil pesto

1 large handful baby spinach leaves

1 cup grated mozzarella

1 egg and 1 tablespoon water, beaten

 

Preheat oven to 220C (200C fan forced) / 450F

Pound chicken out to 1.5cm /0.5″ thick between sheets of plastic wrap

Spread chicken with a tablespoon of pesto, couple of spinach leaves and 2 tablespoons of cheese. Fold over to enclose filling.

Cut pastry into 16cm /3″ circles. Place chicken in centre and top with more pesto, spinach and cheese. Brush pastry border with egg wash. Pinch corners together to wrap around sides of chicken. Brush pastry with egg wash.

Place on lined baking tray. Bake for 20-30mins.

 

 

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Chicken Spedini

Love the flavour of this dish !

Chicken Spedeni
2 lbs / 800g of boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch wide strips
1 cup of white wine
1 cup of olive oil
1 tsp of pepper
1 Tbl of garlic powder or crushed garlic
2 Tbl of parsley flakes
3 oz /90g  fresh grated parmesan
4 oz /120g bread crumbs
1/4 cup butter
Juice of 2 whole lemons

 

 

Combine wine, oil, pepper, garlic and parsley and chicken. Marinate 30 minutes (or longer if you wish, can even leave overnight). By hand add enough Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs until mixture becomes consistency of paste and adheres to the chicken. If desired roll in additional bread crumbs. Can either oven bake, pan fry or thread chicken strips onto skewers and grill/broil/bbq. Melt butter and add lemon juice and spoon over chicken to serve.

 

 

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