Italian-style chicken drumsticks

Ingredients (serve 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 sticks celery, thinly sliced 100g pancetta or bacon, chopped (optional) 2½ cups cooked tomato sauce (see related recipe) ½ cup chicken stock 12 chicken drumsticks 1 lemon, cut into wedges ¾ cup black or green olives 1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped Method Preheat oven to…

Paprika chicken

Ingredients (serves 6) 2 (about 1.3kg each) whole fresh chickens, each cut into 4 or 6 pieces 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 brown onions, halved, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon sweet paprika 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 4 medium tomatoes, chopped 435ml (1¾ cups) chicken stock 90g (1/3 cup) light sour cream…

Chicken, lentil and tomato soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 cup green lentils, rinsed, drained 2 cups chicken stock 4 cups water 2 Chicken Breast Fillets 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, leaves intact, chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 1 bay leaf ½ cup grated parmesan, to serve ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley Method Place the lentils…

Braised chicken with spinach and lentils

Ingredients (serves 4) 1½ tablespoons olive oil 4 x 170g chicken breast fillets, cut into 3cm cubes 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 celery stalk, finely chopped, plus 1 tablespoon chopped celery leaves 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 teaspoons chopped thyme leaves 1 cup (250ml) salt-reduced chicken stock 120g baby spinach leaves 2 x…

Chicken and chickpea bake

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tablespoons plain flour 8 chicken drumsticks 1/4 cup olive oil 300g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes 1/2 cup chicken stock 1/2 teaspoon white sugar 75g feta cheese, crumbled 1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped cooked couscous, to…

Greek chicken

Ingredients (serves 4) 8 small chicken thighs on the bone, skin on 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 onions, quartered 1 red capsicum (bell pepper), cut into strips 1 yellow capsicum (bell pepper), cut into strips 3 garlic cloves, crushed 40ml (2 tablespoons) olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano 400g can diced tomatoes 12 black…

Spicy corn and chicken chilli

Quick, easy and delicious, this chilli is perfect for a stress-free week night dinner. The corn adds a mildly sweet flavour to the spicy sauce. Add a can of kidney beans for extra nutrition. Lean ground beef may also be substituted for the chicken. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, coarsely…

Mustard, lemon and rosemary roast chicken

Ingredients (serves 10) 1/3 cup Dijon Mustard 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup rosemary leaves, roughly chopped 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped 1 garlic clove, peeled, sliced 1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced 2.2kg chicken pieces (drumsticks, thigh or breast on bone), skin off Method Combine mustard, oil, rosemary, parsley, garlic, lemon rind…

Grilled basil chicken, fennel and rocket salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 500g chicken breast, pounded slightly 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup fresh basil, leaves only 1 teaspoon lemon juice ½ medium fennel, core removed, thinly sliced 150g cherry tomatoes, halved 100g rocket 2 teaspoons olive oil 20g parmesan cheese, shaved with vegetable peeler Method In medium mixing…

Chicken with Green Olives & Prunes

Ingredients (serves 4) 600gram boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar 1/4 cup chopped pitted green olives 1/4 cup chopped pitted prunes, (dried plums) Freshly ground pepper, to taste Method Pat chicken dry with a paper towel. Heat oil in a…