Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Baked crispy chicken with basil

Another Jamie winner
I vote this one of the world's easiest and most rewarding recipes, inspired by Jamie Oliver.  Click here to find an idiot-proof explanation complete with beautiful step-by-step pictures. Healthy, tasty, and oh so easy. It is a must-try for all novice chefs. A good dish to have at hand when you are playing host. Our busy lives mean always turning to caterers who cook for a living not for love. Do it differently this time.  Impress friends and family and yourself with your hidden and stifled culinary skills. What are you waiting for.

Simple-to-get and easy-to-remember ingredients: Besides the usual olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, just add chilli, garlic, cherry tomatoes and basil leaves to 6-8 chicken thighs and legs. 

Rub salt and pepper all over chicken and pile them on top of the veggies. Pop them in the oven at 180C for 90 min and that's it, you're done.

After doing this for a few rounds, I start to add my favourite veggies like zuchinni (courgettes) or just whatever leftover veggies in the fridge that I want to get rid of. You can add pumpkins as well, whatever you fancy. 

Click here for a recipe from the culinary school on Fried Chicken - my children called it KFC Home style. 


  1. Do I really have to add the chillies? Or is it optional? Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hello Rachelle, yes, it's a great recipe, isn't it? The chillies are optional but they do add a nice colour and a kick to the taste. If you don't like it spicy, remove all the chillie seeds, or cut it down to using just one. You can also add butternut squash or brussel sprouts. Have fun, and thanks again for popping by.


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