Devilled chicken is a spicy but really elegant , popular dish in Sri Lanka served with fried rice. When you serve this you don’t need to serve anything else as this contains vegetables too.
The spicy and tangy flavours of this dish makes it so special. You will find the devilled chicken in any restaurant in Sri Lanka. If you dislike spicy food you can try with paprika and taste & the look will be the same.
Always try this recipe with chicken with bones. I like to use the chicken thighs as it contains a lot of flavours.
Recipe is below the pictures.
This is about 500 g chicken. I used chicken thighs for this recipe. I used a teaspoon full chilli powder, 1/4 tsp pepper, enough salt to the taste,and a 1/4 tsp turmeric powder. I used a 1/4 cup of vinegar to marinate the chicken. Add all the spices and vinegar to the chicken and marinate overnight in fridge or 1/2 an hour on the bench top. Later Put a pan with oil on the stove and fry the chicken. After frying it will look like this. You will need some sliced onions, sliced carrots, sliced yellow capsicums, sliced leeks, and tomato wedges. Later, add some oil in to a pan and fry ginger and garlic paste. Add the vegetables and fry slightly. Next add the spice powders on to the vegetables. Stir fry with the spices about a minute. After add about 1/4 cup of tomato sauce tomato sauce with a tablespoon full oyster sauce. Next add the chicken and stir fry well. Serve with rice.
Have you ever tried glass noodles? Its really good in one pot meals. I used the sweet potato glass noodles. It holds the shape vey well. For a quick meal I did this one serve of glass noodles. You can use all what you have at hand. The main thing is to gather everything closer to you. While preparinmg the meal you can boil the noodles and leave it aside.
Always use what you have in pantry or in the fridge.
This recipe will serve one person.
Boil & drain one small (100g ) glass noodles . Always read packet instructions.. Prepare the ingredients. I used one boiled chicken thiigh, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower with corn. Other than that I used 2 cloves of galic with 1/2 inch ginger and 1/2 of an onion.
I mixed 1/2 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp oyster sauce and a 1/2 tsp sesame oil in one bowl. Add some oil in to a pan and leave it to be hot.
Add onion garlic and ginger with chicken and saute well.
After add the vegetables.
Next add the sauces mixed together.
Lastly add the noodles and finish off.
If you like a meal in a different way try using this recipe for a change. I used chicken breast in this recipe. My famil;y love this dish. I always serve this with a nice side salad. You can even try on crusty or toasted bread. If you like to create a onepot meal try adding extra vegetables and you willget a nice dish for a dinner with no time.
To create a meal you can add potatoes, carrots and celery. That will add extar flavours too.
Life is much easier if you can create your meals in few minutes. We all are having busy lives and find hard to create a good & well nutritious meals for the family. This Nasi Goreng will help you to create a quick and simple dish in 20 minutes for the whole family.
This recipe will serve 4-6 people.
Prepare the ingredients and leave them next to you. I cut some red chilles , giner and garlic, onions, and get the oil .
Prepare chicken meat by cutting in to little pieces. Add oil in to the pan and add the chopped ingredients in to the oil and stir fry until golden brown.
Later add the chicken in and stir fry well. Add salt and pepper to season. I always use chinese chilli paste to flavour the rice.
Add the chilli paste on to the chicken and stir fry well.
Add a table spoon full oyster sauce, a table spoon full soy sauce and 1/2 tsp corriander and cumin powders.
Grate carrots, leeks and some cabbage. Add the cut and grated vegetables in to the chicken. After add the rice.
Add the rice and add the sauces. Mix well.
After portion control in to a bowl and press well. Put it upside down. Take the bowl out.
Serve with a porched egg, sliced cucumber and tomatoes.
This is a another one pot meal that you can try in few minutes. This can be served as a starter Or for breakfast or even for as snacks for the kids. If you want this as finger food can be done in mini muffin pans too.
You can mix anything instead of corns or either chicken in this recipe. Only thing is add the same amount only.in this recipe.
Its really simple to clean the corn. Peel it first and then shave the corn to a bowl. Its so nice and creamy when you fresh corn in your recipes than using frozen. When you buy corn make sure to buy the young ones.
Adding spinach is bit tricky. It can give extra water. So make sure to leave the spinach out to drain after washing.
These little tartlets are really good and so simple and easy to make. They do not need any proofing like other breads. It can be made in less than an hour. It makes a full meal when you add a topping with meat and vegetables. Also can be served as a side or as a canape too.
Instead of the meat I used left over meat from the roast or even a simple curry with vegetables will be good on this tart. After baking it gives a nice golden colour crust too. Make your own filling for this and enjoy!
This is a simple idea for a busy nights meal. I am using chicken as the meal but in quesadilla you can use any meat with the vegetables. Trust me no one will say no and can be done in few minutes. All you need is several ingredients & this is a one pot meal too. You can do this in a pan or even in a sandwich press. I always use my sandwich press for this
. You can add what ever you have with out sticking to a recipe….
It takes only ten minutes for everything.
Lets see step by step……….
Use the left overs from your Sunday roast or try pan frying some chicken for this.
I always buy wraps when I do my week end shopping for my lazy days.
Take a wrap and microwave or heat up in a pan for getting the flexibility with out breaking the wrap.
Butter the wrap for a better crunchy texture and more flavour or just omit this step.
Pull out some chicken and leave on one corner.
Wash your favourite salad leaves.
Lay them on the chicken.
Add some cucumber on top.
Add a a layer of tomatoes too .
Finish with slices of cheese.
Fold it overlapping the ends.
Put it on the sandwich press, grill or even a pan.
Toast it until golden brown.
If you are board eating the meat same way meat loaf is a good idea for creating something different for the day. The left over can be left in fridge for doing sandwiches and salads.
Chicken meat loaf or any other meat loaf can be done a day ahead and bake the next day. The left overs are always nicer in sandwiches. I always make it with all the fresh ingredients.
Its best to buy your own meat and grind them in a food processor as all minced meat contains extra fat. Always the thigh tastes much better. The secret to a best meat loaf is to make it with out going drying. If you use shop bought bread crumbs it dries out. Use the left over bread in your meat loaf. Instead of using the food processor you can wet them and crush them to the loaf too.
Step by step guide……………………………
I used 500 g chicken thigh fillets. I put them in a processor and processed until like minced meat.
I added onions, garlic, green chillies, a table spoon English mustard, pepper, cumin and coriander powder and 3 table spoon tomato chutney. You can use fruit chutney or sweet chilli sauce too. As I always mention the spices are always to your taste. process several pieces of left over bread and two eggs.
Add the processed bread crumbs, processed ingredients on to the meat or Process all of them together.
Add the eggs and get the meat on to a baking paper and form the meat to a loaf. You can use the making paper wrapped around and press to make it like a log.
Bake on 180 c about 40-50 minutes. Leave few minutes to settle and slice as you serve. Leave the left overs in fridge to use later.
Chicken and leek risotto is a simple and easy one pot meal for a busy day. All in one dishes makes the life easy too. This will be a real treat for a busy week day nights dinner. If you have left overs make sure to freeze them for future use too.
When you cook risotto there are simple things to remember. It helps you to get the perfect and the nicest risotto ever. It needs cooking in several steps. Its called the absorption method. For this you need to stir fry rice fist with the oil or the butter. Then cook with the alcohol and adding hot stock in several batches for the perfect cooked risotto.
The Italian risotto rice the best for this. But as a cheaper option you can use medium grain rice too.
I used one kilo risotto rice for this as I always freeze the leftovers. You can get the amount you like and use this as a guide for your meal too.Used about 750 g diced chicken rice too.
Cut one or two large onions and several cloves of garlic. Get some bay leaves too. Slice about 300 g mushrooms.
I used about 300 g finely sliced leeks in this too. Other than that you need about a cup of whipping cream and a cup of dry white wine or dry sherry too.
Add about a table spoon or two oil or butter in to a pan and fry the chicken until slightly brown .
When the chicken is slightly brown add the mushroom and the leeks in to the pot , season with salt and pepper.
Cover the pot and cook until the it is well cooked.
Take the chicken, mushroom and leeks out and add some butter in to the pan. Add the chopped onions, garlic, and the bay leaves .
Stir fry really well. When the onions are translucent add the rice.
Stir fry the rice really well until the rice is looking glassy. After add a glass of wine and let it absorb to the rice completely.
Add the stock 1/2 cup and Stir continuously. And add later another 1/2 cup and keep on doing it until the rice is firm and creamy.
Keep on adding stock and stir until the rice is firm and creamy.
When ready add the cream. Stir well.
After add the chicken , mushroom and leek mix and stir well serve hot.