Category Archives: Chicken

Chicken tandoori on ciabatta


Just sharing one of the most popular sandwiches I introduce here on NZ cafe…. Its a marinated tandoori chicken with mayonaise and roasted peppers served in mesculin salad on ciabatta bread. Best when pressed in panini grill….yummm!!!!

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Chicken Fried Rice


Chicken fried rice……………Just want to share you one of my fried rice collection. Everytime I make a fried rice, I always re-use any leftover food. Well, instead of re-heating them as is, why not create a recipe out of it. This simple fried rice is more exciting to eat than a microwaved leftover rice. What do you think? Make sense?…………..

Ingredients:

  • Leftover rice
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • left over fried chicken – cut
  • some onion leeks
  • 3 pcs beaten eggs

Procedures:

  • In a non-stcik pan, scramble egg in little olive oil set aside. should be runny.
  • In the same pan, saute galic in little olive oil, add in rice and leftover chicken and scramble egg
  • seasoned with salt and add in onion leeks.
  • Serve hot

Chicken Tandoori Wraps


Chicken WrapsWant an east to prepare appetizer? you might even try this one – It’s a Tandoori chicken wraps canapé’s style!…….. This is a great idea to add-on to your menu. A great starter for a cocktail party or even on your buffet table. It is a very healthy combination of marinated grilled tandoori chicken wrap with loaded of fresh vegetables….YUmmmm!!!!!

Ingredients and preparation:

Tandoori chicken – marinated with yogurt, curry powder and tandoori paste seasoned with fresh garlic and ginger salt and pepper. (seasoned depending on your taste buds)

Julienne slices of carrots, red cabbage and spinach.

Optional sauce of mango chutney or aioli dressing or any thing you have on your fridge.

Assemble all ingredients into a pita wraps and roll it. that as easy as one two three!!

Slice as shown on the pictures or simply have it that big!!!

Spicy Pepsi Chicken


Spicy Chicken on rice (1024x683)Pepsi Chicken………………..This is just out of curiosity recipe. Since I posted Coca-cola chicken maybe 2 years ago which turns out to be one of my popular post during that year. It came to my mind that i want to try it again. Because when you do food blogging at home, everyday is a different meal for us as I post every single recipe I cook at home. So back to the coca cola chicken, I was in the middle of cooking where everything is ready; I saute the onions, garlic ginger chicken, I add the condiments and last would be the coke as my substitute for water. When I opened my cup board. I saw ….. Yes I saw a PEPSI!!! and Its PEPSI MAX, no sugar! Wow, I said OMG! Since I think it is a soda as well minus sugar. I give it a try! Sorry Coca cola, you didn’t give me an advertisement for my post! and it taste good, maybe even better! (hahahaha coke) well, I like both Pepsi and Coke!…….Must try!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 50 gm of thinly sliced ginger
  • 1 kg chicken thigh and legs
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 vinegar
  • 3 pcs bay leaves
  • pepper corn and salt
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup pepsi(softdrinks)
  • 1 tbsp dried chillies(optional)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • dried chillies

Procedures:

  • Saute and brown chicken in a heavy skilletby adding a little oil
  • Add vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, bay leaves, sugar, salt, peppercorn, dried chillies and pepsi.
  • Bring to a boil, simmer for 20 mins
  • Cover and let simmer until it becomes tender. and all the juice is absorbed. add sesame oil before serving
  • Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

Kid’s Party Menu


Kid's Party Menu (1024x683)Kid’s Party………..To all of my fellow bloggers and viewers who followed me for my past post regarding my kid’s party. Here is the complete set of menu. I hope I helped you with an idea of preapring your kids party menu…….

We had:

  • Vegetable sticks
  • Fried Wontons
  • Sushi Platters
  • Pizza’s
  • Coated Hotdogs on sticks
  • Kid’s Cupcakes
  • Barbecued Wings
  • Spaghetti
  • Chips and dips, popcorns, cookies, chocolates, lollies and candies
  • Juices and softdrinks
  • Ice popsicles

Kid’s Sushi Platter


kids sushi platter (683x1024)Sushi Platter…………. This is what I missed doing, I worked in a Japanese sushi bar for more than 7 years. I think I made all kinds of sushi so far not to mention the “HOT” dishes on the Japanese menu. Still part of my daughter’s Kids menu, I now bring you my very own Kid’s Sushi Platter. This sushi is a combination of cooked teriyaki and vegetables as I decided not to use raw or fresh fish on my sushi as we will not consumed the food immediately. We will transport the food from the house to the party venue. Sometimes we need to consider this things as we need to practice food safety first as I will feed 35 children in this party. ……….Yum!!!…………….Did you know that dried seaweeds sheets or Nori is rich in iodine and iron and quite high in protein. It is also a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, magnesium and riboflavin(B2). Not only does it have all these nutritional riches, it is also a low-fat food!

Ingredients:
  • 1 kilo chicken fillet cut in strips
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • sesame seeds
  • teriyaki sauce(see below recipe)

Procedures:

  • In a pan, heat oil and saute chicken until golden brown for approx 10 minutes. add in teriyaki sauce and simmer for another 5 minutes. then pour in sesame seeds upon serving

Teriyaki sauce

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce(kikoman)
  • 3 cups water
  • 100 gms of grilled pork bones (to get that smokey flavor)
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch dissolve in 1 cup water
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 medium onions
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp hondashe (japanese MSG)
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • carrots & potato peel (optional)

Rice:

  • 500 gms cooked japanese rice
  • (sushi rice mix: ratio: 3 vinegar + 1 sugar + little kikoman + little hondashe)

Veggies” Carrots and cucumber strips

Other filling: Crabs sticks

Procedures:

  • 1 nori or seaweed sheets & You will need Sushi mat roll and kikoman and wasabe
  • Just using your imagination, spread rice on nori sheets and place chicken teriyaki and veggies. roll over and cut into 8 to 10 pieces. You may also use other filling such as crabsticks, avocado and etc….
  • Have fun

Kid’s Party Chicken Barbeques


kids barbequed wings (683x1024)Kid’s Chicken Barbeque…………Still part of my daughter’s kids menu, I already post starter’s such as “fried wonton and vegetable sticks” and posted desserts such as fruit kebab and kids cupcake. Now lets go with my kid’s little main dish. Barbecue wings. (oooppss, sorry it’s not in order, should be starter, salad, main and desserts etc).  As we all know, most of the children can not say no to barbecues, we’ll my daughter can’t! To attract the children’s palate, I used banana ketsup as add-ons to my marinade mix, banana ketsup simply have a very good smell and sweet flavor once you grill your chicken barbeque. Must try!…………………………….Did you know that chicken is rich in selenium, another antioxidant-rich nutrient. Selenium in chicken has been shown to induce DNA repair in damaged cells and eliminate abnormal cells. This nutrient also activates an important antioxidant vital in cancer prevention, known as glutathione peroxidase, from proteins. Consuming chicken may help in the prevention of cancers.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 kilogram chicken wings – cut in half
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sprite or soda
  • 1/2 cup banana ketsup
  • 1 tbsp lemon or calamansi juice
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste

Procedures:

  • in a container, mix all ingredients except pork meat. mix well then add in chicken and rubbed evenly
  • Best grilled using charcoal. or just simply use oven barbeque.
  • best marinate for atleast 3 hours before grilling. brush the remaining marinade mix upon grilling your bbq..
  • Enjoy!!

Futuristic Menu


Futuristic Menu (1024x683)Food in the future……………………My fellow bloggers, I would love to share you what we did in our 2012 Christmas Party in our Church. There is a competition were every group needs to design and create a futuristic dinner booth. And I am very happy to tell you guys that we won the first prize. Yes, the overall champion booth. Who knows this might be the start of a new generation that food in the future might come into a capsule. A flavored capsule which you can choose a wide variety of viand such as roast meats, vegetables, dessert, soups and etc. What you think?………..The lovely tomato flower curving was made by my wife!!!!!

Ingredients and preparation:

Lots of love and team efforts!

Wicked Wings


Chicken Wings………who can say no to a simple fried chicken, well I cant! This is my version of kfc’s wicked wings. My recipe has a twist of spicy and salty. Yuummmm haaaa!!!!!

Ingredients:

– 1 kilo chicken wings or nibbles
– 1 cup flour
– salt, pepper, cayenne, egg and milk powder
– oil for frying

Procedures:

In a deep frying pan, heat oil and fry chicken until golden brown. You can served with gravy or a just a ketsup…. Enjoy!!!!!

Lemon and Herb Chicken Wings


Lemon and Herb Chicken from “Nandos Restaurant”….. Just to promote our favourite chicken barbeque restaurant here in NZ. I am happy to share you once again this chicken barbeque recipe.  It is my version of “Nandos” Lemon and Herb Chicken. It is a combination of lemon and chillies and different herbs. (Hey nandos, you might want to give me some food voucher for this free ads, hahaha LOL) Yumm!!!!! Who can say no to barbeque, well I cant!!! Must try!

Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo chicken wings (on stick)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp mix herb of thyme, marjoram and rosemary
  • juice from 3 pcs of lemon
  • some chillies, chopped and depends how hot and spicy you want.
  • 1/2 cup banana ketsup.

Procedures:

  • In a container with cover, combine all ingredients together and rubbed the chicken. Marinate for a minimum of two hours or better overnight.
  • Best grilled using charcoal or simply in oven.
  • Enjoy!
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