Slow Cooker Poached Chicken

I came across the idea to poach a whole chicken in a slow cooker on the old BBC Food Chat discussion boards a couple of years ago and since then, have used the technique regularly, as an alternative to roasting and other recipes. Not only is the meat – breast included – wonderfully soft and ... Read more »

Chicken & Pea Farrotto With Braised Gem Lettuce

What’s In A Name? Risotto – pronounced [ɾiˈzɔtːo] a classic Italian dish of rice cooked in wine and stock to a naturally creamy consistency; traditionally made with high-starch, short grain rice varieties; the grains are usually toasted in butter and oil before liquid is added gradually; to finish finely grated parmesan cheese is stirred in ... Read more »

Jolly Olly’s Chicken Veronique

Olly Smith is well known as a wine writer and presenter, respected for helping the nation to find and appreciate good wine. But he’s also a keen food lover and has written his own cookery book Eat and Drink full of his favourite recipes, with an emphasis on food that’s great to drink with. The ... Read more »

Persian Baked Yoghurt Rice with Chicken (Tahcheen-e morgh)

As I wrote recently, I fell in love with Saraban: A chef’s journey through Persia by Greg & Lucy Malouf, the moment I saw it. In this post, I want to share a most wonderful recipe from the book – tahcheen-e morgh (baked yoghurt rice with chicken). During a talk I attended recently, Greg was ... Read more »

Chicken, Bacon, Mushroom & Crème Fraiche Pasta

I’m no expert on Italian cuisine but have been lead to believe that chicken with pasta is a no-no. I wonder if that’s true? Nonetheless, it’s a favourite combination of many pasta lovers, myself included. One of the longest-standing fall-back dishes in the Pete & Kavey household is pasta with chicken, lardons or bacon, mushroom ... Read more »