1、Sticky citrus chicken with carrots & cashews

Ditch the takeaway and try a traybake full of delicious Chinese flavours instead. It takes just minutes to throw together this alternative sweet and sour chicken dish

Sticky citrus chicken with carrots & cashews recipe

Ingredients

Method

Toss the chicken thighs, carrots, onions and oil in a big, shallow roasting tin with some seasoning. Roast for 30 mins.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the glaze ingredients. Drizzle all over the chicken and veg, then roast for another 15 mins.
  • Scatter over the cashews, mix everything together well, then roast for a further 15 mins until the chicken is browned, tender and sticky. Scatter over some coriander and serve with the boiled rice.

  • https://www.truecookbook.com/recipe/sticky-citrus-chicken-with-carrots-cashews-9976/

    2、Grilled chicken with chilli & sesame seeds

    Flavour grilled chicken strips with Thai chilli sauce, ginger and honey and serve with broccoli for this speedy meal for two
    Grilled chicken with chilli & sesame seeds recipe

    Ingredients

    Method

    1. Slice each chicken breast lengthways into 2 thin pieces. Rub with the oil and season on both sides. Heat a grill pan and cook the pieces for 2-3 mins each side.
    2. While the chicken is cooking, mix the chilli sauce, ginger, honey and vinegar with a little seasoning in a small bowl. Brush over the chicken as it cooks – wait until it is grilled on one side first before brushing, or it will burn.
    3. Blanch the broccoli, divide between the plates and pour over the remaining sauce. Top with the chicken and sesame seeds.

    3、Pork ragout with carrots & cumin

    Kids will enjoy the sweet flavours from the carrots and raisins in this dish, and everyone will love the warm, mild spices
    Pork ragout with carrots & cumin recipe

    Ingredients

    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 450g/1lb pork fillet, trimmed of all visible fat and cut into cubes
    • 2 large onions, sliced
    • 450g carrot, sliced thickly and diagonally
    • 2 tsp ground cumin
    • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    • 2 tbsp tomato purée
    • 100g raisin
    • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
    • 1 tbsp chopped coriander

    Method

    1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the pork, then fry until the meat is sealed. Lift onto a plate.
    2. Add the onions, fry until lightly coloured, then stir in the carrots, spices, tomato purée and raisins. Add 500ml water, then bring to the boil. Cover, gently cook for 25 mins until the carrots are tender, add the pork to the pan, then simmer for 5 mins until cooked through. Scatter over the sesame seeds and coriander, then serve with rice.

    4、Chicken with pumpkin & chickpeas

    An adaptation of a Tunisian dish, this recipe is fragrantly spiced and ready in a little over an hour
    Chicken with pumpkin & chickpeas recipe

    Ingredients

    Method

    1. Peel the pumpkin, remove any seeds and fibrous bits and cut the flesh into bitesized pieces. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden. Stir in the ginger, cinnamon and the chicken pieces and cook for 3-5 minutes, turning to brown them slightly all over.
    2. Add the tomatoes, sugar and harissa, season and stir well. Add the chickpeas, pumpkin pieces and 4-5 tbsp water. Cover and cook for 20- 30 minutes or until the chicken and pumpkin are tender (the pumpkin releases its own water, but if it becomes too dry, add a drop more during the cooking to give you a juicy sauce). Stir in the chopped coriander before serving.

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