Blissful Butter Chicken (623 calories per serve)

Indian curries are absolutely fantastic - I use the word blissful because that's how I feel when I eat them. There are so many different curries that it's hard to whittle down to just one but most recently, I have become a big fan of the humble butter chicken. I used to not want to … Continue reading Blissful Butter Chicken (623 calories per serve)

Burmese chicken coconut noodle soup (ohn noht kauk swe)

There are two 'great' noodle soups in Burmese cuisine: ohn noht kauk swe (coconut noodle soup) and mohinga (fish noodle soup). When I was young, I didn't like coconut noodle soup and preferred mohinga instead. My middle brother, on the other hand, loved coconut noodle soup. I also found out that my youngest brother also … Continue reading Burmese chicken coconut noodle soup (ohn noht kauk swe)

Kung pao chicken (432 calories per serve)

This dish has a pretty good kick to it so feel free to adjust to your tastebuds. Traditionally cooked with whole dried chillies, I have replaced it with chilli flakes which add more spice than whole chillies. The sichuan peppercorns also add that classic, tingly spice to the dish. Serves 4 Prep time 20 mins … Continue reading Kung pao chicken (432 calories per serve)

Burmese fried chicken

Burmese fried chicken recipe by Yummy Calories

What distinguishes a Burmese fried chicken from other varieties? At its most basic level, I would say it's the combination of fish sauce and tumeric. The other ingredients simply round out the flavours. Serves 6 (approx. 668 calories per serve) Prep time 10 mins + 2 hour marinade timeCook time 30 mins Ingredients2kg chicken drumsticks1 … Continue reading Burmese fried chicken

Chicken tikka masala (590 calories per serve)

I don't cook much Indian food. When my middle brother used to live with me, he used to cook Indian curries all the time. I would smell all the spices in our little apartment for days after he cooked. I suppose that's why I never cooked it myself. It was always a thing that he … Continue reading Chicken tikka masala (590 calories per serve)

Thai chicken and vegetable stir fry

This Thai chicken stir fry pairs very well with the Thai “street vendor” grilled pork (370 calories per serve) recipe and can form part of a Thai meal. We recently had some friends over for dinner and the kids got to play with each other. Unfortunately they decided they didn't like this because it was cooked in … Continue reading Thai chicken and vegetable stir fry

Honey and soy chicken wings with sesame (506 calories per serve)

I thought I had defrosted some chicken drumsticks but they turned out to be chicken wing pieces so instead of trying to cook a curry with them, I decided to roast them. I had two bags of sesame seeds (because I forgot I had some at home and bought another new bag) so I was … Continue reading Honey and soy chicken wings with sesame (506 calories per serve)

Grilled chicken with mustard, lemon and garlic (292 calories per serve)

Grilling chicken is so easy. It's so easy to just season it with a bit of salt and pepper that oftentimes I don't even bother with any other marinade. But today I wanted to try something different but with whatever I had in the pantry ... a simple grilled chicken. Serves 4 Prep time 10 … Continue reading Grilled chicken with mustard, lemon and garlic (292 calories per serve)