Spicy Mexican Roast Chicken Recipe

I wanted to eat chicken today. I actually wanted to eat chicken really badly today! So I thawed an Extra Large whole chicken that I got from Coles last week On Special, and while it was thawing I was pondering all day what I would do with it. In other words, how would I cook this chicken to best satisfy my craving for chicken??? Do I cook a chicken curry? Do I steam it? Do I chop it up and make fried chicken (I probably would have if it wasn’t so much effort, but it was too much effort when … Continue reading Spicy Mexican Roast Chicken Recipe

Week 1: Sticky Kicking Chicken with Watermelon Radish Salad & Crunchy Noodles

This blog post is part of my Jamie Oliver’s 15-Minutes, 15 Recipes, 15-Week Challenge. To kick off my Jamie Oliver challenge, I’ve decided to try a seemingly simple dish which required very common ingredients which I mostly already have in my pantry. The recipe itself looked simple enough, consisting of three main components – the meat, the salad and the dressing. I made sure I read the recipe over and over again many times to familiarize myself with the processes to make sure I work as quickly as possible. Not surprisingly, it did not take me 15 minutes to come … Continue reading Week 1: Sticky Kicking Chicken with Watermelon Radish Salad & Crunchy Noodles

Chicken Green Curry inspired by Jamie Oliver

Lately, my kitchen started smelling good again… mostly because I’ve been stuck at home all week due to my son’s Hand, Foot and Mouth disease which makes him very contagious to other kids, which meant no playdates, no going out and spreading germs unless we really had to, no seeing friends during the week (because most friends who are free during the week have kids), etc etc… The first few days were okay, I enjoyed spending time with him and making sure he is happy. Poor little boy doesn’t get sick and sad very often, so it made me happy … Continue reading Chicken Green Curry inspired by Jamie Oliver

Nasi Lemak Recipe

This post is Sponsored by Nuffnang A few weeks ago during my trip to Prahran Market, I picked up all the ingredients I needed to make my own version of homemade Nasi Lemak – one of the most popular local dishes in Malaysia. Majority of the ingredients for this dish were from Lee’s Asian Grocery, which is my favourite stall at Prahran Market. They even had fresh banana leaves to make my dish look pretty and fresh pandan leaves to make my coconut rice smell yummy!I then headed over to the Poultry, Meat and Seafood section to pick up my … Continue reading Nasi Lemak Recipe

Grilled Chicken Chop on a Dressed Board

A few days ago, Jonathan from MasterChef Australia Season 2 put up a chicken dish inspired by Jamie Oliver during his elimination challenge in MasterChef All Stars. It looked really simple and yummy. I didn’t even bother looking up the recipe because I had the ingredients and method in mind already just by watching Jonathan cook it on TV and him talking about the ingredients. It is such a simple way of cooking chicken yet can be elegantly served to impress. Jamie Oliver is a true genius to think of simple ways to cook yummy food! Again, I must stress that … Continue reading Grilled Chicken Chop on a Dressed Board

Ginger Chicken Recipe

I learnt how to cook a lot of traditional homecooked meals from my parents. These meals are usually very simple, but delicious and comforting as they all bring back my childhood memories of eating at home with my family. Now that I have moved to Australia and have my own family here, I’d like to start my own tradition and document all these recipes here on my blog so someday my kids can learn how to cook these dishes too. I am sure a lot of you out there are in the same boat (Malaysians living overseas) so you might … Continue reading Ginger Chicken Recipe

Stirfry Chicken & Vegetables with Chilli Satay Sauce

OK I’ll admit it. I’m a mum now and I don’t have time to cook overly complicated fancy meals. That doesn’t mean I am any less of a foodie and would compromise my meals when it comes to making sure they taste good! Jamie Oliver has proven to all we busy people that all it takes is 30 minutes to cook delicious, mouthwatering dishes. This recipe takes less than 30 minutes – depending on how quickly you can chop vegetables and meat. A good accompaniment for this dish is steamed rice and that only takes 15 minutes in the rice … Continue reading Stirfry Chicken & Vegetables with Chilli Satay Sauce

Chicken Wrapped in Bacon with Butter Herbed Breadcrumb Stuffing

Ingredients: 4 chicken thigh fillets 8 slices middle bacon 50g softened butter Half of a large brown onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/4 cup parsley leaves, finely chopped 1/2 cup breadcrumb Toothpicks for assembly Whenever I have these ingredients lying around the house, this is my most favorite way of cooking chicken. This could easily be my ultimate favorite food. I mean, how can you go wrong with chicken and bacon. It is SO tasty I kid you not. I rarely boast about food I cook, but to be honest this is an easy recipe anyone can make … Continue reading Chicken Wrapped in Bacon with Butter Herbed Breadcrumb Stuffing

Homemade Fried Chicken

I must admit I have this huge food weakness… fried chicken. It is one of my favorite sinful food indulgence. I love KFC and I love Southern Fried Chicken from the takeaway shops. I also love my “secret recipe” homemade fried chicken except I hate deep frying at home because my kitchen feels rather greasy afterwards and cleaning is a pain. Either way, I love fried chicken and I just thought I’d share that. Sorry I can’t share my “secret recipe” homemade fried chicken… lol sorry for being a tease with this blog post 😉 Continue reading Homemade Fried Chicken