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 | Spiced Chicken Thighs with Bulgur Wheat

Chicken is that go to staple that just hits the spot and take any flavour, here’s an nice easy one that ticks those boxes. Serves 2 4 Boneless Skin on Chicken Thighs For the marinade   1 tsp Lebanese 7 Spice 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Dried Thyme 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 1 tsp…

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 | Roast Chicken Thighs, Mixed Beans and Tenderstem

This one came out of rummaging around in the cupboards for something different to do with chicken… which can feel like trying to reinvent the wheel sometimes, so here it is, my new well… for this week at least. 3 Chicken Thighs 400g Can of Bean Salad (in water) 1 Chicken Oxo Half tsp Garlic…

Portly Cooks | Fried Chicken 唐揚げ … again

Who doesn’t love fried chicken? This is my go at Japanese fried chicken 唐揚げ • 2 Boneless Skin on Chicken Thighs• 50ml Light Soy Sauce• 20ml Sake• 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder• 1/2 Ginger Powder• 150g Potato Starch or Plain Flour for dusting• Oil for deep fryingMix together soy, garlic, sake and ginger then slice chicken…

Portly Cooks | Spicy Pork and Pak Choi

If you’re not a fan of pork you can sub it out for skinless chicken thighs and get the same result. This one ticks the boxes of salty and spicy cravings and is dead easy to make too! 1 Pork Loin Steak/ 2 Skinless Chicken Thighs 1 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 tbsp Chilli Bean Sauce…

Portly Cooks | Ceasar Salad

You know when you get a craving for something and nothing else will fix it? Well this is the result of one of those cravings. I love Ceasar salad but very rarely make it, sometimes it’s the simple things that are the best. 1 Chicken Thigh 1 Handful mixed Salad Leaves 25g Grated Parmesan 1…

Portly Cooks | Corn flake Coated Buffalo Chicken Bun

Sometimes you just need a bit of spice in your meals. This buffalo baked chicken does the trick. 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs 1 cup of Corn flakes 1 egg 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Chicken Seasoning (Tesco) 2 Brioche Buns Franks Red Hot Sauce Start off by sticking the Cornflakes, paprika and chicken seasoning…

Portly Cooks | Karaage Don

This rice bowl is perfect for using up leftovers or like this one making it from scratch. 1/3 Cup of Sushi Rice 2 tbsp Mirin Karaage (Japanese Style Fried Chicken) 1 Carrot 1 tbsp Edamame Beans This dish is more about construction.  Wash the rice thoroughly and then cook in double the amount of water…