Category Archives: Chicken – Duck – All Poultry

Mexican cobb salad

1/4 cup sliced pickled jalepenos

1/4 mayo

1/4 sour cream

2 tbsp cilantro chopped

1 tbsp lime juice

1/2 tesp paprika

1-2 tablespook milk
For dressing, in a small bowl combine the first six ingredients (through paprika). Stir in enough of the milk to reach desired consistency. Cover and chill until ready to serve..



2 tbsp red onion, divided
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
juice of 1/2 lime
1 seedless cucumber, diced
cooked chicken or shrimp
1 mango
1 avocado
2/3 c grape tomatoes
1/2 cup red orange or yellow peppers chopped
queso fresco
pumpkin seeds
1/4 pound diced bacon cooked (thick slice)



Chicken orzo and lemon pot


Serves: 4-6

  • 1 x 15ml tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (approx. 1.5kg or bigger) chicken (preferably free-range and organic)
  • zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 fat cloves of garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 2 medium to large carrots (approx. 350-400g / 12-14oz total weight)
  • 2 medium to large leeks (approx. 400g / 14oz total trimmed weight)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt flakes or 1 teaspoon fine flowing salt
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 1½ litres cold water in a measuring jug
  • 300 grams orzo pasta
  • 1 bunch flatleaf parsley to give 6 tablespoons finely chopped leaves, plus more to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/350°F. Untruss the chicken, if it comes trussed, and remove all the string. Prepare the vegetables: peel and cut the carrots into batons; cut the trimmed leeks into smallish rounds, approx. 1.5-2.5cm / ¾-1 inch.
  2. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based casserole/ Dutch oven with a tightly fitting lid. I use an enamelled cast iron oval casserole 29cm long, in which the chicken fits neatly, leaving just a small space all around it to fit the vegetables later. Place the chicken in the hot oil breast side down to colour the skin; I do this over high heat for about 3 minutes, until the skin is richly golden. (If you’re not using a heavy based casserole, you will need the heat lower.) Then turn the chicken the right way up.
  3. Turn down the heat, or take the pan off the heat completely, and aiming for the space around the chicken, add the lemon zest and minced garlic (obviously some can end up on the chicken itself) and give it a quick stir into the oil as best you can.
  4. Scatter in the prepared vegetables around the chicken, followed by the salt, chilli flakes (if using) and dried tarragon.
  5. Pour in the cold water, but just add 1.25 litres / 5 cups first, and then, gradually, pour in the remaining water until the liquid comes up about two thirds of the leg of the chicken, leaving the golden breast clearly untouched by a small margin. Now add the lemon juice.
  6. Turn up the heat and bring the pot to a boil, leaving it uncovered. Poke the vegetables down with a fork if they bob up too much.
  7. Once boiling clamp on the lid and put into the preheated oven for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  8. Take the pot out of the oven and stir in the orzo, around the edges of the chicken, and then put the lid on again, and put the casserole back in the oven for another 30 minutes, by which time the orzo should be soft and swollen.
  9. Take out of the oven and remove the lid, then let it stand for 15 minutes, giving the orzo a bit of a stir to loosen any that has stuck to the bottom of the pan. The orzo will continue to soak up some of the broth as it stands.
  10. Stir in 4 tablespoons of the freshly chopped parsley, and then sprinkle over the remaining 2 tablespoons, and put more on the table to serve alongside. You could add the parsley once you’ve shredded the chicken, but it looks so wonderful in its pot, I love to bring to the table whole.

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole

jalapeno-popper-chicken1 lb  sliced bacon
2 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsbs unsalted butter
2 tsbs flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup milk
6 ounces cream cheese, softened, and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 large jalapenos, 2 diced and 1 sliced
3 1/2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
8 ounces penne pasta, cooked
1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick pan. Crumble bacon and set aside.
2. Add onion to bacon grease and cook until soft. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
3. Add butter to pan. When melted, sprinkle flour into pan. Stir and cook 1 minute.
4. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and milk.
5. Add cream cheese and stir until melted.
6. Remove pan from heat and stir in half of Monterey Jack cheese and half of cheddar cheese until smooth.
7. Stir in diced jalapeno, chicken, pasta, and half of bacon.
8. Pour into a greased casserole dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
9. Remove foil, sprinkle with remaining bacon, cheese and the sliced jalapeno.
10. Return to oven and bake 10 more minutes

Braised chicken


family loved this !

served 4 (so I made double)


1 5 lb chicken cut up. (I used organic)
1 ½ cups plus 2 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups white wine
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
2 bulbs of garlic, halved
1 bunch thyme
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 large red onion, roughly chopped
1 large white onion, roughly chopped


1. In a large bowl, toss the chicken with 1 ½ cups|350 ml canola oil, 1 cup|250 ml white wine, salt, and pepper until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerator for at least 25 minutes and up to 24 hours.

3. Heat the remaining canola oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high. Add the chicken and cook, turning as needed, until golden and the skin is crispy, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.

4. Add the garlic, thyme, carrot, and onions and cook until slightly soft, about 5 minutes. Take the remaining marinade and pour it directly into the hot pan and bring up to a low simmer. Add the remaining wine to the simmering vegetable mix and let it cook for approximately 10-12 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft.

5. Add the chicken back to the pot and cover. Bake for 35 minutes, remove the lid, and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until golden on top.

chicken leek stew with curry

8 chicken thighs, bone in and skin on
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
 5 cloves garlic, peeled
3 medium sized leeks, thoroughly washed and chopped into rounds
250g button mushrooms, diced
1 celery rib, minced
1 1/2 cups baby carrots,
1 tbsp very hot curry powder
4 sprigs fresh thyme,
2 fresh bay leaves,
2 tbs unsalted butter,
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup dry white wine, plus extra for seasoning
salt and freshly ground black pepper
flat leaf parsley
1. Preheatthe oven to 300°F. Salt and pepperthe chicken pieces on
both sides and pat dry. In a large, heavy, oven-proof skillet with a
cover, heatthe oil over high heat. When itis shimmering hot, add the
chicken pieces skin-side down and cook undisturbed untilthe skin is
crisp and golden, atleast 3 minutes. Turn over and brown the other
side well, anotherfew minutes. Remove the chicken pieces to a plate.
2. Add the leeks and garlic celery, and carrots to the skillet and cook over medium heat
until starting to soften,then add the and thyme Stir in the curry powder
Deglaze the pan with the wine. Reduce down by half and then add the chicken stock.
Cover and slide into the oven. Cook until the chicken is fork tender, about 45 minutes.
3. Remove the pot the oven and transfer the chicken pieces to a pot. Bring the sauce to a simmer and taste  and thicken. Add the salt pepper and maybe some lemon rind, remove the skin (keepiing it aside) and the bones and add back the chicken to the pot

Instructions: for crispy chicken skinPreheat oven to 350 °F/177 °C.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut the chicken skin into pieces that are 3 to 4 inches across when stretched out. Lay the pieces down, stretched flat, on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle lightly with salt or any other seasonings.

Place another piece of parchment paper over the skin and set a baking sheet on top. (This covering prevents the skins from burning and curling up)

Bake 45 minutes, or until the chicken skin is golden and very crispy.



  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash paprika
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Bacon strips, partially cooked
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley


In a small bowl, combine the mustard, honey, 1-1/2 teaspoons oil and lemon juice. Pour 1/2 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal the bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate the remaining marinade.
Drain and discard marinade from chicken. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in remaining oil on all sides. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika. Transfer to a greased 11×7-in. baking dish.
In the same skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until tender. Spoon reserved marinade over chicken. Top with cheeses and mushrooms. Place bacon strips in a crisscross pattern over chicken.
Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Sprinkle with parsley.

marinade for asian dishes and option for sauce


  • For the Chicken:
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 3/4-inch chunks (see note above)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teapsoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine (see note above)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • For the Stir-Fry:
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon roasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable, peanut, or canola oil, divided
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch dice
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch dice
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 3/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic (about 2 medium cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 scallion, white and light green parts only, finely minced
  • 8 small dried red Chinese or Arbol chilies (see note above)