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…

Burmese fried chicken (668 calories per serve)


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 Prep time 10 mins + 2 hour marinade time Cook time 30 mins Ingredients 2kg chicken drumsticks 1 tbsp fish…

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…

Thai chicken and vegetable stir fry (242 calories per serve)


This 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 a sauce base (my…

One-pot chicken with shiitake mushrooms (599 calories per serve)


This is adapted from Annabel Langbein’s recipe. It is so easy to make, smells amazing and there is so little to clean up because it’s all in one pot. Serves 4 Prep time 15 mins Cook time 40 mins Ingredients 1kg chicken thigh fillets 5cm piece of ginger, finely sliced 3tbsp Chinese rice wine 3tbsp…

Splayed roast chicken with marmalade glaze (628 calories per serve)


I’m into this phase of splaying chicken before roasting. I don’t know why I haven’t been doing this before but I feel as though it’s so much better for glazing as it exposes more skin. Glazing looks best with a sugary base and marmalade is great for that. Serves 4 Prep time 15 mins Cook time…

One-Pot Chicken Maryland (410 calories per serve)


I had some guests over for dinner and I wanted something that was easy to make and can cook relatively unattended while I clean up the rest of the house. I also wanted something that had wine in it because I would probably be the only one drinking and I didn’t want to drink an…