Portly Cooks | Roast Chicken Dinner

What could be better than a roast chicken dinner, it is up there as one of the ultimate comfort foods specially in the colder months of the year. Serves 2-3 1 Whole Chicken (roughly 800g) 200g Salad Potatoes 4 Large Carrots 100g Tenderstem Broccoli 100g Sugar snap Peas Season the chicken and then roast in…

Portly Cooks | Gochujang Wings

Sticky spicy chicken wings, what’s not to love? 2 tbsp Gochujang 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Honey 25ml Rice Vinegar 1 tsp Soy Sauce Chicken Wings (about 6)   Cut the wings in half through the bone joint so you are left with a mini drumstick kind of bit and a flat bit.  Mix…

Portly Cooks | Beer Butt Chicken

A few weeks ago at the launch of the Cambridgeshire Cookbook I got talking to Felicity from Balkan Pottery about her roast chicken pot.  It’s a great old style cooking pot with a little sealed funnel in the middle not unlike a funnel cake tin, but this one you can fill up with fun things. …

Portly Cooks | Chicken with Crinkle Cut Veg

Who doesn’t love a bit of chicken now and then? This one is made a little bit more jazzy as it has crinkle cut veg thanks to my nifty crinkle cutter! You can of course just use a regular knife if you’re not a sucker for a gimmick kitchen tool. 1 Leg portion of Chicken…

Portly Cooks | Homemade Nando’s

A cheeky Nando’s now and then never hurt anyone but I decided I’d have a go at making it at home. I’m not breaking any boundaries here but its dead satisfying. ½ Chicken 1 Corn on the Cob (Cut in half) 1 Large Potato 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper Powder 1 tsp Garlic…

Portly Cooks | Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken is a favourite all over the world. It’s a little bit of work but it is SO worth it! Make it for a weekend, it’s cheaper, tasty and if you have one kicking around the house, you can of course stick it in a bucket. Whole Chicken 300g Plain Flour 500ml Oil 1…

Portly Cooks | Jazzed up, store bought noodles

I cheated a little bit with this one, I bought those packs of chicken flavoured noodles you can get from supermarkets. If I’m honest Tom Yum Shrimp flavour was a university staple when I was a student. It’s quite easy to jazz up those store bought noodles though. 2 Packs Chicken flavoured noodles 25ml Kikkoman…