Chicken Dishes

Chicken Biryani (Kaheli:Pre-cooked)

Ingredients:
3 large onions
2 chicken in pieces
Crushed ginger & garlic
Crushed green chillies
Curry chutney (fresh coriander, garlic and green chilli blend)
Salt
Red chilli powder
Tumeric powder
Cumin powder
Corinader powder
Garam masala
1 tsp curry paste
Saffron
Yogurt
3 small fresh tomatoes
Handful of fresh coriander

Method:
1. Fry onions in oil with whole cinnamon, cumin, cloves, peppercorns,  cardamon and bay leaves until golden brown.
2. Then add chicken, garlic, ginger, green chillies, salt and curry chutney.
Leave to cook.
3. Meanwhile boil eggs and fry potatoes .
4. Once meat has cooked and no water is left; add red chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala and curry paste. Leave to cook on low heat.
4. Once the masala has been absorbed. Switch off the heat and add yogurt, chopped tomatoes, saffron and fresh coriander. Scatter the fried potatoes and sliced eggs on top.
5. Boil rice with whole cumin and salt until soft. Place rice only on top of cooked chicken.
6. Chop a large onion or two and fry in clarifies butter. Pour the ghee and the onion over the rice.
7. Place the Biryani on the cooker again on high heat for about half an hour, then lower heat for an hour or so.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Maryam Kika

Pizza Pie

Ingredients:
Chicken breast
Salt
Pepper
Crushed green chillies
Crushed ginger and garlic
Onions
Potatoes (cubed)
Peppers
Sweetcorn
Cheese
East End peri peri sauce
Tomatoe ketchup
Butter

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Method:
1. Braise the onions in butter till softened.
2. Then add the chicken, vegetables, chillies, ginger, garlic and cook till chicken is cooked and veggies soft.
3. Add the sauces, salt and pepper to taste. Mix till well incorporated.
4. Cook in puff pastry or shortcrust pastry in a preheated oven till cooked.

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Enjoy x

Chicken Steak Burger

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Ingredients:
Chicken breast sliced thin
Olive
Garlic (more than ginger)
Ginger
Peri peri powder
Salt
Cumin powder
Tumeric powder
Vineger
Yoghurt
Black pepper
Crushed green chillies or chilli flakes
Worcester sauce
Olive oil
BBQ Spice powder
Nandos Hot Piri Piri sauce
Soya sauce

Method:
1. Combine the above ingredients together minus the oil and leave the chicken steak to marinate in it overnight.
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2. Brush the steaks with oil and cook on a griddle pan till cooked though.
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Serve in a burger bun with salad and homemade chips on the side.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Hannah Chotia

Sunday Lunch Chicken Pie

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Ingredients:
1 piece chicken breast
Green chillies
Salt
1 tsp crushed ginger and garlic
Black pepper
Pinch of cumin powder
Sweetcorn
Green pepper (diced)
Mushrooms (chunky)
Red onion
Potatoes (cubed & par boiled)
1/2 pint Bisto gravy
Cheese (grated)

Method:
1. Cut chicken breast in small chunks, and cook in oil.
2. Add the spices, green chillies and ginger & garlic then the vegetables. Combine and leave to cook.
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3. Once cooked leave the mixture to cool. Meanwhile make the gravy and leave to cool.
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4. Then place a layer of pastry in an oven-proof dish and sprinkle with grated cheese. Add the pie mixture, pour the gravy on top, add the remaining cheese the seal with pastry.
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5. Bake in a preheated oven till the pastry has turned brown.

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Serve with homemade mash potatoe, beans, sweetcorn and any other steamed vegetables of your choice.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Amina Batan

Brown Rice 2

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Ingredients:
1 whole chicken
4 small onions (sliced)
2 fresh tomatoes (chopped)
3 pieces fresh garlic (finely chopped)
5 whole cardamon pods
6 whole peppercorns
6 whole cloves
4 small pieces of cinnamon
1tspn garam masala
1 tspn green chilli
3/4 tbspn ginger
1/2 tspn crushed garlic
salt to taste
1/4 tspn black pepper
10ml crushed coriander and cumin
Pinch of whole cumin
1/2 packed butter
Rice

Method:
1. Wash the chicken and add to a pot with the two sliced onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic, chillies, whole and crushed spices.
2. Then add water according to the rice and bring to a boil.
3. Simmer for a further 5 minutes, drain and keep the liquid as stock for later. Set aside the chicken also and throw away the spices.
4. Then browm two small onions in butter till burnt, add the chicken pieces and stir fry for a few minutes.
5. After this add the liquid stock bring to a boil and add washed rice. Lower the heat and after five minutes stir through so chicken and rice are mixed evenly. Then leave to cook till water completely evaporated and cooked through.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan

Chicken Tikka Masala

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Ingredients for Chicken Tikka:
1 1/2 lb boneless chicken
1/2 chopped tomato tin
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 tsp whole cumin
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander & cumin powder
1 1/2 tsp crushed garlic and ginger
1 1/2 tsp tandoori powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp tumeric
1 1/2 tbsp yogurt
1 tsp dry fenugreen (methi) leaves
Black pepper (pinch)

Method of Chicken Tikka:
1. Marinate the chicken with the above ingredients apart from the onions, fenugreen and whole cumin seeds.
2. Fry the onions in oil till golden brown. Then add the cumin seeds fenugreen leaves and let it cook for a few minutes.
3. Add the marinated chicken 1/4 cup water to the onions. Mix well and cook on medium heat till water evaporates and oil bubbles appear at the top. Garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve with the Chilli Ketchup Onions (below) and chappattis, rice, home made pitta bread or poppadoms.

Ingredients of Chilli Ketchup Onions:
1 large onion (diced or sliced)
5 -6 tbsp ketchup (more if needed)
Chopped corinader
1/4 tsp red chilies
1 tsp lemon juice
A pinch of salf
A pinch of red chilli flakes

Method of Chilli Onion Ketchup:
1. Mix all the ingredients together and serve with the Chicken Tikka.

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Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Aiysha Haji

Crispy Chicken Fajitas w/ Chilli Pepper Mayo

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Ingredients:
Chicken breasts cut into strips Crushed garlic
Crushed ginger
Crushed green chillies
Salt to taste
Spicy chicken fry powder
Milk
Breadcrumbs

Method:
1. Marinate chicken strips in ginger, garlic, chillies and salt. Cover the chicken in milk and leave it in the fridge for a minimum of two hours.
2. Then take each chicken strip and coat it in the chicken fry powder.
3. Dip the chicken piece into the milk again and now coat in orange coloured breadcrumbs.
4. Deep fry the double coated chicken pieces.

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Serve chicken in tortilla wraps with lettuce and chilli pepper mayo.

Note: To make the Chilli Pepper Mayo sauce crack some fresh peppercorn and mix into mayonnaise. Add chilli flakes to taste and mix well.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Safiya Bangee

Tandoori Chicken

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Ingredients:
10 chicken legs
1-2 tbsp tandoori  paste
2 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp tumeric
Crushed red chillies
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp chilli sauce
2 tbsp yogurt
Juice of a fresh lemon
Crushed ginger and garlic
Crushed green chillies

Method:
1. Marinate the chicken overnight in all the above ingredients.
2. Shallow fry the chicken and then bake in the oven for about an hour at gas mark 4. Turn the chicken after 30 minutes.

Note: To get the bbq look and taste, pour the oil you used to fry the chicken in over it before roasting including all the burnt masala bits.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Ayesha Kasu

Chicken Pot Pie

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Ingredients:
Puff pastry
3 tbsp butter or margarine
1/2 onion chopped
2 tbsp of white flour
1 piece breast chicken
1 medium potato chopped
1 cup frozen vegetable
3 tbsp Bisto chicken powder

Method:
1. Layer a casserole or pie dish with puff pastry.

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2. In a pot melt the butter or margarine and add the chopped opinion. Braise till soft and then lower the heat.
3. Then add the white flour and mix so it blends together with the onions. Don’t let it stick.
4.  Add the breast chicken and half a cup of water. Let it cook  for 5 minutes
5. Add the potatoes and stir often to avoid sticking.
6. Add the frozen vegetables and let it cook a few minutes.
7. Now add the chicken powder to a cup of water separately. Stir until dissolved and add it to the pie mixture as gravy.
8. Then add 1/2 cup water and mix constantly until it thickens into a dark brown mixture. Pour it onto the layer of puff pastry.

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9. Roll out another layer of puff pastry to place on top of the mixture. Pinch the edges closed. Place into a preheated oven of 375 F. Bake for 40- 50 minutes.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Sahina Bhayat

Chicken Nimbali 2

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Ingredients:
Mixed herbs
Mushrooms
Garlic butter
Red onion sliced
New potatoes
Cherry tomatoes
Crushed garlic
Chicken breast cut into strips
Salt to taste
Crushed Green chillies
Black pepper
Mozerella cheese

Method:
1. Scatter your new potatoes and cherry tomatoes in a casserole dish. Sprinkle over some dry herbs.
2. Saute mushrooms andred onion slices in garlic butter and scatter on top of potatoes.
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3. In a pan, fry the chicken strips in a little bit of garlic and salt till they turn white. Scatter on top of the onions and cherry tomatoes.
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4. In a separate bowl make a cream sauce by mixing together single cream, a little bit of green chillies and black pepper. Pour over the chicken.
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5. Sprinkle grated Mozerella cheese and bake in the oven till brown.
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Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Amina Batan