How To Make Shredded Chicken

Recipes often call for shredded chicken, or ‘leftover roast chicken’. Which is great if you happen to have some, but you don’t necessarily want to roast a whole chicken to make it happen. And there’s a lot a wastage with a whole chicken if you (like me) aren’t a fan of the funny bits –…

Crispy Chicken on Garlic & Lemon Linguine

Whoever coined the phrase “winner, winner, chicken dinner” (terrible as it may be) should have been referring to this dish. It seems simple – a little like a varsity student meal – but it couldn’t be more delicious. It’s all about the subtle complexity of the flavours and textures – lemon, garlic, soft pasta, creamy sauce,…

Butternut & Coriander Soup with Shredded Chicken

Winter is coming and it demands warm, comforting food. Both butternut and chicken are classic soup fare, so it’s no surprise that they go well together in this recipe. Normally I hate bits of anything in soup, but here the tender pieces of chicken make the soup feel more like a proper meal…I think it’s the combination…

Creamy Pesto Chicken with Gnocchi

This dish is one of my all-time favourites, originally adapted from the Australian Women’s Weekly. Sometimes I don’t make it for months, and then I suddenly remember it with glee. It never disappoints. This recipe is from the good old days when food was just food, taste and texture were what really mattered, and if…

Honey Chilli Chicken

  My mother used to make a lot of Asian food when we were growing up. Apparently there were next-to-no Asian restaurants in Cape Town (and I’m guessing South Africa) in the 80’s, so Asian ingredients and supplies were hard to come by. But after we returned from a year living in Hawaii, she was…

Mexican Chicken Enchiladas with Guacamole

Enchiladas are one of my favourite Mexican dishes. Enchiladas and tacos. I think it’s the incredibly soft, almost pancake-like texture of the tortillas once they have been baked in the tomato sauce that makes enchiladas so special. Although I must admit I love most Mexican food – the fiery heat of the chilli and the…