Burmese chicken gourd curry

Burmese chicken gourd curry by Yummy Calories

This Burmese chicken gourd curry is my favourite way to get buthee (bottle gourd / calabash). It's fairly rare to find it in Melbourne so how did we get our hands on this vegetable? Surprise! We've moved to Perth (from Melbourne). The weather here is fantastic and we are surrounded by my husband's family. We … Continue reading Burmese chicken gourd curry

South East Asian Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker Method)

Chicken Rice Recipe by Yummy Calories

"You know that you can cook chicken rice in a rice cooker, yeah?" said my husband. I did not. But his little tip made me overhaul my entire recipe that I had posted 6 years ago. I call this the South East Asian version of Hainanese chicken rice because I have combined some of the … Continue reading South East Asian Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker Method)

Sweet mustard panko crumbed chicken

Sweet mustard panko crumbed chicken recipe by Yummy Calories

Panko crumbed chicken is so deliciously crispy. A few weeks ago, we received a free Hello Fresh box which included 4 recipe cards. Two of the four recipes provided were fabulous (the other two were so-so) and we have now made our own version to add to the rotation. One of them is this panko … Continue reading Sweet mustard panko crumbed chicken

Homemade Nando’s Peri Peri Chicken Spice Rub

Nando's peri peri chicken holds a very special place in our family's heart. I don't think I've ever met anyone who doesn't like Nando's. My parents love it and it's a real treat for them to have when they visit me as they are yet to have a Nando's where they live. Over the years, … Continue reading Homemade Nando’s Peri Peri Chicken Spice Rub

Caramelised onion chicken (384 calories per serve)

My mom used to cook this a lot when I was young and I think it's partly because it's so simple and easy to make. There weren't too many ingredients and it tasted so good all the time. It was really hard to mess up. This dish really tastes best if you fry the onions … Continue reading Caramelised onion chicken (384 calories per serve)

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)

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)