Chicken

Chicken Manchurian

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Ingredients for chicken:
1kg chicken fillet (cubed or strips)
1 tsp tandoori spice
1 tsp garlic paste
2 tbsp vinegar
Chilli powder to taste      
Ground pepper to taste
Salt to taste

Method for chicken:
1. Marinate the chicken in the above
ingredients.
2.  When ready to cook add 1/2 cup of water and cook the chicken until tender. You can also add sliced onions. Then add the sauce below.

Ingredients for sauce:
Cornflour
100g butter
2 cups water
2 tbsp vinegar
1-2 tbsp nandos garlic sauce
1 tbsp peri-peri sauce
3 tbsp tomato sauce or chilli sauce.
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tsp sugar/or 1 tbsp honey
Salt to taste
Crushed garlic
Pinch of turmeric
Red food colouring (optional)

Method for sauce:
1.  Make a paste with 3 tbsp corn flour and some water. Set aside.
2. Boil the rest of the ingredients above together.
3. Once boiled pour the sauce onto the chicken and cook together for a little while. Add the corn flour paste and cook till the gravy becomes thick.
4. Finally garnish with fresh green pepper, fresh coriander and some chopped spring onion. Serve sizzling with roti or naan.

Enjoy x

Love From Foodie Ayesha Kasu

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Boti Kebab

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Ingredients:
Oil
4 Sheesh Kebabs (KQF)
2 medium – small onions
1 large chicken breast (small cubes)
1 green and red pepper (large cubes)
500g pasatta
1/3 bottle of Asian Sweet Chilli Sauce (Aldi brand)
2 tsp tandoori masala
1 1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp crushed ginger & garlic
2-3 chopped fresh green chillies
1 tsp any steak spice
(Amina’s Steak&Chops)
1/2 chilli powder (optional)
Salt to taste
Sprinkle of sugar
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Method:
1. Marinate the chicken in the tandoori masala, cumin powder, steak spice, ginger & garlic. Set aside.
2. Chop finely and fry the two onions in a wok or large frying pan in about an inch of oil till brown on the edges and slightly crispy.
3. Meanwhile take your Sheesh Kebabs and grill them till brown and slice. You can also slice them and fry em in a pan with some oil. This is to ensure they retain their shape when added to the curry.
4. Once onions are done add the chopped chillies and peppers to the hot oil and let it cook for less than a minute on absolute low heat.
5. Then add the pasatta to the wok. Sprinkle salt, sugar and red chilli powder; as well as the sweet chilli sauce. Add more oil if necessary. Cover and let it cook on medium heat till the pasatta darkens and oil appears at the top.
6. Add the the marinated chicken and cook for a little while on medium to low heat till the chicken is cooked.
7. Finally add the Sheesh kebab pieces and stir thoroughly. Taste and adjust the salt if necessary.

Serve with naan or rotis sprinkled with spring onions and chopped fresh coriander.

Enjoy x

Chicken & Potatoe Kebabs

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Ingredients for filling:
1/2 pound chicken breast cut into tiny pieces
1/2 pound potatoes boiled and mashed
1/2 mix vegetables boiled (frozen)
Green chillies to taste
Salt to taste
Crushed ginger/garlic
Coriander powder
Cumin powder
Fresh coriander

Method for filling:
1. In a pot melt some butter on the stove and then add the chicken with all the masala.
2. Then add the boiled mixed vegetables. Cook until the chicken is tender.
3. Finally mix in the mash potatoes and fresh coriander. Thereafter shape into kebabs. At this point you can freeze them to be fried in the batter at a later date.

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Ingredients for batter:
1 cup self-raising flour
Salt to taste
Chilli powder
Pinch of tumeric powder
Water as required

Method:
1. Combine all ingredients for the batter together. Add just enough water to make a smooth paste.
2. Dip the kebabs into batter and fry in shallow oil until crisp on both sides.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Ayesha Kasu

Fried Chicken

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Ingredients:
Chicken (Legs/Drumsticks)
Red chilli powder
Crushed chilli flakes
Salt to taste
Crushed garlic
Crushed ginger
Corinader and cumin powder
Pinch of tumeric powder
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp tomato puree
3 tbspn of Nandos Peri Peri Sauce

Method:
1. Marinate the chicken pieces in the above ingredients.
2. When ready to serve fry the chicken in oil and then bake till crispy in oven.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan

Gazebo Chicken

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Ingredients for chicken:
2 chickens (8 pieces)
3 teaspoons of lemon juice
2 teaspoons of vinegar
1 teaspoon ground pepper
Crushed ginger and garlic
Salt to taste
Ground fresh green chillies to taste
Chilli powder to taste

Method for chicken:
1. Marinate the chicken in the above ingredients overnight.
2. Fry the chicken in hot oil till golden brown.

Ingredients for sauce:
1 bottle hot and sweet tomato chilli sauce (East end)
Ground pepper
Salt to taste
Chilli powder to taste

Method for sauce:
1. In a pot heat a little oil and add the above ingredients.
2. Stir and leave to simmer on low heat for a little while.
3. Place the chicken in a roasting tray, pour the sauce over the chicken, cover with foil and bake in a preheated oven till cooked through.

Serve with chips or rice.

Note: Many Foodies who were unable to get hold of the East End sauce have tried many other tomatoe & chilli sauce combinations which work well also. Tomatoe ketchup is also an option as the main ingredient in the sauce.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Ayesha Kasu

Portuguese Chicken

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Ingredients:
1 chicken (8-10 pieces)
1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup oil
3 – 4 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste
1 red onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
2 tbsp Panache Portuguese Spice
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp whole cumin seeds or cumin powder
2 tsp salt (to taste)
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tspn chicken tikka masala/Aminas Spices chicken dust/tandoori masala
1 green chillies to taste (bear in mind the other spices have red chilli in them already)
1 bunch fresh coriander and stems
Lemon juice
Fresh lime

Method:
1. Blend all the ingredients into a smooth marinade. Marinade the chicken in it overnight.

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2. Place the chicken and all the saucy marinade into an oven tray, cover with foil and cook on gas mark 4 for 40-45 mins. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves and fresh lime juice. Serve with piri piri rice, naans/pitta bread or chapatis.

Note: For a less saucy recipe such as BBQ, chicken steaks or chicken strips etc. simply add less yogurt and instead of adding in the peppers and onions, slice them and serve alongside it.

Enjoy x

 

Chicken Tornado

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Ingredients;
For the chicken:
1kg chicken breast cubed
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
salt to taste
1 tsp tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
Chilli powder add to taste
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp tomatoe sauce (or any other hot sauce of your choice)
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1/4 tsp turmeric powder

For the sauce:
125ml single cream
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp turmeric
Chilli powder to taste

Method:
1. Marinate chicken in the above ingredients.
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2. Then cook in 1 tbsp of butter. Let all the water burn from chicken then set aside.
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3. Boil all the sauce ingredients and then combine with the chicken. Sprinkle some freshly chopped coriander. Serve with chips or pitta bread/naan/chapattis and salad.
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Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Ayesha Kasu

Creamy Tagliatelle

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Ingredients:
300g tagliatelle
1 tsp salt (more to taste)
1/2 lb diced chicken breast
1/2 tub philadelphia
1 tub cream
Handful of broccoli
Handful of sliced peppers
1 tsp spoon pepper
2 tbsp oil
Crushed green chillies to taste
Garlic and ginger paste

Method:
1. Heat the oil and fry the chicken with the ginger and garlic. Add salt, green chillies and pepper.
2. Blanche the broccoli and pepper and add to the chicken.

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3. Then add the philadelphia and cream.

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4. Lastly add the boiled tagliatelle.

Note: You can swap the broccoli for mushrooms.

Enjoy x

Love From Foodie Zeynab Kalang

Philly Chicken Sandwiches

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Ingredients:
Chicken breasts cut into large fillets
Olive oil
Parsley flakes
1 tlbs garlic paste
Crushed red chilli flakes
Course coriander powder
Salt to taste
Salad toppings (lettuce, green pepper, tomatoes, onions)
Mozerella cheese (optional)
Mayonaise
Large buns

Method:
1. Marinate the large fillets of chicken breasts in olive oil and the seasonings listed above for 30 minutes.

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2. Then cook covered on a medium/low heat for 15 mins. Turn over occasionally.

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3. Meanwhile dress the sandwich buns with mayo and salad.

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4. Place the chicken on the buns and serve.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Shahena Bhayat

Griddle/BBQ Chicken Steak

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Ingredients:
Four thinly sliced chicken steak pieces
1 tbsp plain yogurt
1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste
1 tsp tandoori masala
lemon juice
1 tsp Aminas Spices Chicken Dust
1 tsp Aminas Spices Tandoori Paste (or any other brand)
1/2 – 1 tsp salt
1 heaped tsp coriander and cumin powder
oil for coating

Method:
1. Marinate the chicken in the above ingredients minus oil.
2. Warm the griddle pan on medium heat so it starts to radiate a little heat. Take a chicken slice and make sure its slathered in the masala, brush oil onto one side and place on griddle pan. Press down with a spatula until lines form on the chicken slice (3-4 mins). Then brush oil on the side facing up and turn onto the pan. Press down till griddle lines form. Repeat with each piece. You can put two to three slices at the same time depending on how big your griddle pan is.
3. Bake the chicken in the oven at gas mark 4 for another 15 minutes or so to ensure its cooked through. Do not cover when cooking. Serve in buns or on its own with chunky chips.

Enjoy x