Asian Chicken Salad

It’s salad season and I wanted something slightly asian inspired with chicken for the Chief Taster.  It’s almost like an uncooked stir fry dish, but disguised as a salad!   He enjoyed the flavours and crunch of the salad, along with the bright colours.   I only used basil with this as he does not…

Chicken, Turmeric, Ginger and Coconut Soup

The Chief Taster has been laid up with a dreadful cold which is no surprise since he travels a lot in his current job and airports are just carriers of germs. (I call him “Geoffrey” but since he does not watch the Bare-Foot Contessa he has no idea what I am talking about.  I call myself the…

Chicken with Lemon, Cumin and Mint Kebabs

I found this recipe on Epicurious and was intrigued by the unusual flavour combinations, but from my time in the Middle East, could see how this would work as these flavours are used in this region.  I changed the amount of oil and used a different chicken cut to the original recipe as the Chief Taster is…

Coconut Chicken Nuggets

It’s dishes like this that make the Chief Taster glad that I am vegetarian as he got to have the whole lot to himself.   There was even enough for the next day for him too.     I like the addition of coconut milk to dip  the chicken in to give another layer of…

Moroccan Chicken with Artichokes and Olives

When the Chief Taster had finished this dish he confessed that he was not ashamed to admit that he had licked the plate to enjoy the last drops of this sauce.   High praise indeed, although it’s not behaviour I encourage!  The aroma of the spices cooking in this dish are just lovely and warmed the…