Recipe – Chicken, Bean & Leek Traybake

I tried this recipe from Good Food magazine but had to make some changes as I didn’t think the timing was right and also switched to chicken breasts to make it more family friendly. My wife isn’t good with bones, or indeed chicken skin, so adjustments were required! It is a quite simple family meal…

Recipe – BBQ Beercan Chicken

How do you do a whole chicken on the BBQ? Like this! A simple rub, a can of beer and away you go. You will need: 1 medium sized whole chicken 1 standard sized can lager, half drunk 1 teaspoon each of paprika, ground cumin, chilli powder, salt and black pepper 2 tablespoon olive oil…

Recipe – Sage & Onion Stuffing (Vegetarian)

This is one of those things that is a default ‘packet’ part of your cooking but is relatively simple to do yourself and tastes so much better! I swear, once you try it, you’ll never go back to a packet 🙂 To serve 4-6, you will need: 6 slices stale white bread with crusts removed…

Recipe – Cranberry Sauce with Port

It’s never to early to prepare for Christmas lunch and homemade cranberry sauce is not only incredibly easy to make but can easily freeze a few weeks in advance of the big day. Or make it a few days before Christmas Day or any day you’re having poultry.  For 8-10 people, you will need: 300g…

How To – Roast Chicken

Good roast chicken is incredible. Juicy meat, crispy skin, the whole family love it. But chicken doesn’t have the luxury of layers of fat like beef or pork that would self-baste so with a little effort, you can avoid dryness and achieve brilliant roast chicken every time. I always follow the time guidelines that are…