Poultry

  • Complexity: medium

Steamed chicken cutlets in multicooker

Ingredients

600 g (21 oz) chicken fillet | 300 g (10 oz) rice | 100 g (3.5 oz) onions | 6 g (0.2 oz) garlic | 400 ml water | salt, spices

Chicken liver paste

Ingredients

380 g (13 oz) chicken liver | 100 g (3.5 oz) onion | 40 g (1.4 oz) semolina | 40 ml sour cream 10% | 10 g (0.35 oz) butter | nutmeg, grated | salt, spices

Mushroom nests

Ingredients

4 cap of large champignons | 4 pieces of chicken fillet (not very big) | 2 tablespoons of olive oil | 2 tablespoons of butter | Salt | Grinded black pepper | 0,5 of lemon | 2 tablespoons of grinded parsley | 1 clove of garlic

«Knots» with chicken and mushrooms

Ingredients

8 thin pancakes | 100 q of boiled chicken fillet | 50 g of boiled champignons | 30 g of carrot | 40 g of onion | 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil | 100 g of mayonnaise | 8 spouts or spring onions | salt, pepper

It's a great dish for parties. Also you can put into pancakes any other stuffing: meat, cottage cheese, cheese, boiled and raw vegetables. You can make sweet «knots» by putting into pancakes honey and cottage cheese, fruits and so on. But in sweet dish don't forget to use something else instead of spring onions.

  • Time: 4-5 minutes
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: African

Tunisian chicken liver kebabs

Ingredients

567 g/1 lb 4 oz chicken livers (25 Sins on Green) | 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into small chunks | 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into small chunks | 4 bay leaves | 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley | 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (optional) | lemon wedges, to serve | For the spice mixture: | 1 teaspoon ground cumin | 1 teaspoon cinnamon | 2 teaspoons paprika | 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder | 1 garlic clove, crushed | good pinch of salt

Chicken livers are not everybody's cup of tea, but they taste wonderful grilled with spices as in this recipe. Ideally, they should be served golden brown but still slightly pink inside, in the French style.

Tangy grilled chicken Dijon-style

Ingredients

3 level tablespoons Dijon mustard (4 1/2 Sins) | 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar | 4x113 g/4 oz chicken breasts, boned and skinned (24 Sins on Green) | Fry Light, for spraying | 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Chicken snacks don't come any simpler than this one. Don't be put off by the combination of wine vinegar and mustard — it really is worth trying!

  • Time: 10 minutes, plus grilling time
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: North America

Grilled red pepper sauce for char-grilled chicken breasts

Ingredients

3 red peppers | 142 g/5 oz very tow fat natural fromage frais | salt and freshly ground black pepper | a few basil leaves, shredded
  • Time: 16 minutes
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Italian

Char-grilled chicken breasts

Ingredients

4x113 g/4 oz chicken breasts, boned and skinned (24 Sins on Green) | snipped chives, to garnish | For the Italian tomato sauce: | Fry Light, for spraying | 454 g/1 lb ripe tomatoes, skinned and chopped | 2 garlic cloves, crushed | salt and ground black pepper | 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar | a few basil leaves, shredded

A quick and easy way to cook chicken is to grill ft in a cast iron grill pan. You can serve it with one of the quick sauces suggested below.

Spicy Indonesian chicken kebabs

Ingredients

454 g/1 lb boned, skinned chicken breasts (24 Sins on Green) | juice of 1 lemon | 1 teaspoon salt | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 1 level tablespoon ground сoriander | 1 level tablespoon ground cumin | 1/2 teaspoon turmeric | 57 ml/2 fl oz canned coconut milk (5 Sins) | lime or lemon wedges, to serve

Mini kebabs threaded on to thin bamboo skewers make good bite-sized party snacks. Serve one of the dips featured in this book with these delicately spiced chicken kebabs.

Grilled chicken snacks

Ingredients

24 skinned chicken wings on the bone (36 Sins on Green) | OR 24 skinned chicken thighs | OR drumsticks on the bone (60 Sins on Green) | lemon wedges and salad leaves, to garnish | For the honey and ginger coating: | 4 level tablespoons runny honey (6 Sins) | 3 tablespoons soy sauce | juice and grated lemon zest of 1 lemon | 1 x 2.5 cm/1 in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped

You can use chicken drumsticks, thighs of wings to make this selection of mouthwatering grilled party snacks. Wings are lower in Sins on the Green Eating Plan - only 1 1/2 Sins per wing compared with 2 1/2 Sins for a drumstick or thigh.

Oriental chicken topping for baked jacket potatoes

Ingredients

113 g/4 oz chicken breast, boned, skinned | 1 spring onion, chopped | 2 tablespoons very low fat natural fromage frais | a dash of hot chilli sauce

Warm turkey & mixed mushroom salad

Ingredients

1 small head curly endive, leaves separated | 1 small head lollo rosso, leaves separated | 3 tablespoons olive oil | 2-3 rashers rindless smoked bacon, chopped | 500 g (1 lb) turkey breast fillets, cut into thin strips across the grain | 125 g (4 oz) mixed mushrooms, such as shiitake, chestnut, yellow and grey oyster, trimmed and sliced if large | 4 tablespoons lemon juice | salt and freshly ground black pepper | Dressing: | 4 tablespoons olive oil | 2 tablespoon wine vinegar (red or white) | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 1 teaspoon coarse grain or Dijon mustard | pinch of sugar

Chicken with mushrooms

Ingredients

4 chicken quarters | dried oregano and ground paprika, for seasoning | 2 tablespoons olive oil | 1 tablespoon plain flour | 425 g (14 oz) closed cup mushrooms, quartered | 300 ml (1/2 pint) chicken stock | 1/2 onion, grated | 1 green pepper, cored, seeded and cut into fine strips | 150 ml (1/4 pint) double cream | 50 ml (2 fl oz) Cognac | cayenne pepper (optional) | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Curried chicken burgers

Ingredients

1 tablespoon mustard seeds | 85 g/3 oz very low fat natural yogurt | 4 level tablespoons mango chutney (8 Sins) | 2-3 teaspoons curry powder | 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper | 4 spring onions, finely chopped | salt and freshly ground black pepper | 454 g/1 lb boned, skinned chicken (or turkey) breast (24 Sins on Green) | Fry Light for spraying

Chicken or, indeed, turkey can be ground up in a food processor make delicious burgers. You could vary the flavourings by using a different spice mixture, such as cumin, coriander and turmeric.

  • Time: 18 minutes
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Chinese

Thai chicken curry with noodles

Ingredients

1 teaspoon oil (2 Sins) | 284 ml / 1/2 pint chicken stock made with Bovril | 1 bunch spring onions, diagonally sliced | 57 ml/2 fl oz canned coconut | 1 garlic clove, crushed | milk (5 Sins) | 1 x 2.5-cm/1-in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped | 113 g/4 02 dried egg noodles (22 Sins on Original) | salt and freshly ground black pepper | 454 g/1 lb boned, skinned chicken breasts, sliced (24 Sins on Green) | 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh coriander | 1 level teaspoon Thai hot curry paste (1 Sin)

If you like fragrant, spicy food, you will enjoy this classic Thai curry. Of course, you could omit the chicken on the Green Eating Plan and substitute vegetables of your choice, such as cauliflower, aubergine, carrots and courgettes, thereby saving 6 Sins per serving.

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