Portly Cooks | Nashville Style Hot Chicken

Nashville hot chicken is a new one to me but oh my god its good! Serves 2 2 Chicken Thighs 2 Chicken Drumsticks 100g Flour plus extra for dusting Milk – enough to make a loose pancake like batter Hot Sauce Oil for frying plus a little more for the seasoning 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper…

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 | Devilled Chicken Thighs

Here’s another simple dinner, it doesn’t look all that pretty but it tastes fantastic and after a long day that’s all that matters. 2 Chicken Thighs (boneless) Baguette Salad Leaves 100ml Red Wine 20ml Double Cream 2 tsp English Mustard Cook the chicken thighs in a large heavy bottomed pan until crispy. Remove and rest,…

Portly Cooks | Tavuk Siş

People love stuff on sticks the world over! This one is inspired by Turkish Tavuk Siş, chicken, essentially tasty marinated chicken on a stick! What’s not to love? Wheel out the BBQ and get grilling. 3 Chicken Thighs (Boneless and Skinned) For the Marinade 3 tbsp Yoghurt 1 tsp Zaatar 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp…

Portly Cooks | Marinated Chicken Thighs

I went to a restaurant in Oxford and the marinade on the lamb I had was to die for! So this is my attempt at the marinade and subbing out the lamb for chicken. 2 Chicken Thighs 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 2 tsp Lemon Juice 1 tbsp Olive Oil 1 tsp Chopped Garlic ½ tsp…

Portly Cooks | Chicken and Rocket Noodles

Lunch prep is important not only do you know that you’re guaranteed a good meal in the middle of the day. You can show off to your friends while they tuck into a store bought sandwich and it’ll save you some pennies too! 1 Nest Noodles 150g Chicken 20ml Kikkoman Soy Sauce Handful of Rocket…

Portly Cooks | Teriyaki Chicken Udon

Udon noodles have to be my favourite kind of noodle, and mixed with some Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken, for me at least it’s heaven in a bowl. 1 Packet Amoy Straight to Wok Noodles 1 Chicken Breast 50ml Kikkoman Soy Sauce 20g Honey 20g Sriracha 1 clove Garlic (crushed) Handful of fresh Rocket In a bowl…

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 |Comfort Food | Wings

I have a ton of posts about wings on here but yet again… here is another! They’re just so good and up there with my top 3 comfort foods. 4 Whole Chicken Wings 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder Pinch of Salt and Pepper 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper 30 ml Franks Red Hot…

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…