Chicken on the Spit

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  • 4 chicken portions marinade:
  • 1 onion
  • 7-oz. can tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup

Season the chicken portions and put in a casserole or polythene bag. Roughly chop the onion and put all the ingredients for the marinade into the goblet. Blend until a smooth mixture is obtained. Pour the marinade over the chicken and allow to stand for several hours. This is an excellent way to use frozen chicken as it can stand in the marinade while it is defrosting. Thread the chicken pieces on the spit and paint generously with the marinade. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Paint the chicken with the marinade several times during cooking. Heat the remainder of the marinade with the ketchup and serve hot with the chicken. Serve with rice and a green salad. Serves 4

Spicy chicken broth

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If I feel the first symptoms of a chill like running nose and sneezing, I hasten to the kitchen to cook chicken broth containing different spices. It’s true that pepper, garlic, onion and lemon in combination with the warm broth help to feel better soon. I pour it in the cup and drink slowly, wrapped myself in a blanket.

Spicy chicken broth

2 liter water
3 pounds chicken legs
1 big onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
1 teaspoon allspice seeds
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon rosemary seeds
2 little leaves peppermint
1 lemon segment
½ clove garlic, grated
1 bay leaf

1. Place chicken, onion and all species and seeds into a big saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 80 minutes.
2. Take out meat, garlic and strain the broth. Add lemon.

Chicken noodle soup

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There are lots of chicken soup recipes in the world cookery. The most popular among them is chicken noodle soup. It’s easy to cook, but it’s filling and couldn’t be disliked. Once or twice I tried to make noodle by myself, but it took much more time. Now I just go to a supermarket and buy it.

Сhicken noodle soup

3 liters water
1 chicken, cut into pieces
5 potatoes
1 onions
2 carrots
¾ teaspoon cloves
2 bay leaves
1 ounce Parmesan cheese
¾ teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
5 whole black peppercorns
½ teaspoon paprika
2/3 bunch celery
1 ounce parsley
¼ cup chicken soup base
a pinch of parsnip
1 package dry egg noodles

1. Place chicken in a large saucepan with water and bring it to a boil.
2. Add onion, peppercorns and cloves. In 15 minutes add cheese and a soup base.
3. Peel potatoes, dice them and put into a bowl with cold water.
4. In an hour take chicken meat and onion out. Remove chicken skin and cut into small pieces.
5. Put potatoes, parsnip, diced carrots, cloves, bay leaves, sugar, salt and paprika into the chicken broth and simmer 15-20 minutes.
6. Chop parsley and celery and put them together with noodles and chicken meat into a pan. Simmer about 10 minutes.

Apricot chicken trotters

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First time I cooked this dish with apprehension – chicken and apricot jam? But when I ate just a bit I understood how delightful it is. Give a treat to your family and cook these chicken trotters!

6 chicken trotters
2 chopped leeks
½ cup apricot jam
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons apple vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh grate ginger
3 teaspoons soy sauce
½ teaspoon salt

1. Combine a in a small bowl leek, apricot jam, ketchup, vinegar, grate ginger, say sauce and salt.
2. Brush a grill pan with olive oil; place chicken trotters over medium heat for 10 minutes.
3. For your trotters not to become charred, place them vertical, leaning pieces against each other and grill for 20 minutes.
4. The last 10 minutes smear trotters with apricot mixture.

A plate of chicken soup fighting against family troubles

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Chicken soupMy grandmother used to tell me that the soup is one of the main home dishes. She was fully confident that it’s cooked regularly only in the lasting and constant families. A plate of soup missing on the table during family dinner is the first sign of a trouble. Maybe these notions have already become old-fashioned; still I don’t stop impressing my family members with always-new soup dishes.

I know from my experience that soup cooking comes easy not to each woman. You have to be a steady and calm person, at the same time having a little creative genius. Don’t be sad if you aren’t a great cookery expert. Just practice more often, following advices and recipes, and soon you will be able to create your own recipes of delicious courses.

Onion soup with cheese scones

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Having cooked this soup ones I’ve reckoned it in my favorite ones – it’s so tender! You should bake cheese scones necessarily – it’s they who impart exquisite relish to this soup.

2 ½ cup chicken broth
1/3 cup butter
1 pound large onion, sliced
1 medium carrot, grate
2 ½ cup milk
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons flour
5 tablespoons cream
3 parsley sprigs, chopped
2-3 teaspoons limejuice
½ teaspoon allspice
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper

For cheese scones:

1 cup wheat meal
2 teaspoons baker powder
4 tablespoons butter
2 ounces Parmesan cheese
1 beat egg
1/3 cup milk

1. Melt butter in a pan and fry onion and garlic over a medium heat for 10 minutes. Combine with flour and cook 1 minute. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil.
2. Add milk; bring to a boil once again. Flavor with salt and pepper to your taste, add limejuice, allspice and a bay leaf. Cover and simmer 25 minutes. Throw out bay leaf.
3. Make the scones meanwhile. Combine wheat meal, baker powder and butter. Then add cheese, one egg and milk and make pastry.
4. Form a loaf 1 inch thick, draw square pieces and bake in the oven about 20 minutes.
5. Add carrot in the soup and cook for 3 minutes.
6. Coat the scones with cream.

Chicken and peas salad

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A nice and substantial dish for a family supper.

½ pound fried chicken meat
4 ounces cheese
4 ounces green peas
7 ounces cream
2 tablespoons wine vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon chili powder

1. Slice chicken meat.
2. Grate cheese.
3. Whip cream, add vinegar, salt and chili powder.
4. Combine all ingredients with peas.

British chicken salad

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It’s the one of my oldest recipes and I’m not so sure whether this salad really comes from the British Isles. The only thing I know it’s tasty and easy to cook.

½ pound celery roots
7 ounces chicken meat
3 ½ ounces mushrooms
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons mustard
2 ounces pickled cucumbers
garden reddish for decoration

1. Cook chicken fillet.
2. Slice celery, chicken meat, cucumbers, cooked mushrooms and combine them in a large bowl with mayonnaise and mustard.
3. Decorate your salad with sliced reddish.

Natural chicken broth

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This simple recipe I would recommend to everybody, especially to the elderly persons who suffer from upset stomach and “steer to a middle course”.

2 liters water
1 chicken, chopped in large pieces
2 tablespoons butter
a pinch of salt
1 lemon

1. Put chicken in a big saucepan. Add salt and cook for 60 to 90 minutes. Try to skim the foam during boiling.
2. Remove the chicken pieces and save them for soup meat. Pour the broth through a strainer, add pepper and butter.
3. Squeeze the juice out of a lemon and add it into the broth.

Chicken broth for a baby

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As my children were just toddlers I used to cook this broth very often and had no problems with playing up – they ate it willingly.

2 liters water
1 pound chicken fillet
2 sliced carrots
6 ounces celery, chopped
1 bay leaf

1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook for 1 hour.
2. Pour out the broth in a big bowl, take out meat and carrot with a skimmer.

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