4 new rooster recipes from Katerina Minnink

There’s one thing so reassuring about placing “the rooster factor” collectively to assist us get by means of the mid-week course of. It is dependable, will be cooked rapidly or low and gradual, and is adaptable to our wants with regards to work, life and our dinner schedule. The next recipes are equal components consolation, contemporary and lightweight, relying on the temper and/or temperature exterior.

Spring Chicken Tray with Baby Zucchini at Rissoni.
Spring Hen Tray with Child Zucchini at Rissoni.Katrina Mink

Hen with thyme, garlic, butter and rissoni with spring greens

What I like about this, aside from the one-dish nature, is the adaptability of the greens. Nestlé in no matter is plentiful and in season and it is a cost-effective win at time for dinner. Additionally: Do not skimp on the garlic butter portion. Take this dish to glory.


  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4-6 Maryland rooster, skinless
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1½ cups rissoni
  • 1 cup grated halloumi
  • A handful of cavolo nero leaves, roughly chopped
  • ¼ 2 cup rooster inventory
  • 6-8 small zucchini* (with florets, elective)

Thyme with garlic and butter

  • 3 garlic cloves, lower into slices
  • ½ tablespoon thyme
  • 40 grams of butter
  • Positive herbs, coarsely torn for serving, akin to tarragon, mint, and flat parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (210°C standard).
  2. Drizzle olive oil into the bottom of a big roasting dish. Add the Maryland rooster items, pores and skin aspect up, then dip them effectively within the oil. Sprinkle over the thyme. Put it within the oven and cook dinner it for 20 minutes.
  3. Mix rissoni, shredded halloumi and cavolo nero in a bowl. When the rooster is cooked for the primary time, add the rissoni combination to the tray, across the rooster items. Pour the rooster broth, taking care to not contact the rooster pores and skin. Organize the zucchini, or any seasonal greens you utilize, on high of the rissoni, and return the tray to the oven for an additional half-hour. Take away from warmth.
  4. Add the garlic butter elements to a saucepan and place over medium warmth. Prepare dinner, stirring recurrently to forestall the spices from burning, till the butter has melted and the garlic is golden.
  5. Pour the butter over the rooster. Sprinkle with herbs, season with salt and pepper and serve.

serves 4-6

NB: If you cannot discover child zucchini, lower two customary zucchinis lengthwise into quarters as a substitute.

Tip: Instead of a roasting pan (pictured), use an ovenproof skillet to turn this pizza-inspired chicken bake into one skillet.
Tip: As a substitute of a roasting pan (pictured), use an ovenproof skillet to show this pizza-inspired rooster bake into one skillet.Katrina Mink

Hen pizza with pepperoni, mozzarella and grilled tomatoes

That is straightforward, tacky and scrumptious. Served with some crusty bread and a vivid salad, it offers consolation and refreshment in equal measure whereas gently welcoming the nice and cozy climate. In case you can, use a deep-sided, ovenproof skillet to maneuver this into one-pot wonderland, however ensure that it is a big skillet so all the things evens out within the oven.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 kilogram of rooster thighs, skinless
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons contemporary oregano
  • 3-4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ cup vodka
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 200 grams of mozzarella
  • 80 grams pepperoni


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (200°C standard).
  2. Add olive oil to an ovenproof skillet, then place it over medium warmth. As soon as shimmering, add the rooster, pores and skin aspect down, and scale back the warmth to low. Prepare dinner for 10 minutes or till pores and skin is golden and crisp. Gently take away the rooster to a plate.
  3. Scale back the warmth to low, then add the onions to the pan and cook dinner till smooth and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and oregano and cook dinner till aromatic, earlier than including the tomato paste, cooking till the paste darkens barely. Stir in vodka and cream. Add the cherry tomatoes, then place the rooster again in, pores and skin aspect up. We distribute mozzarella cheese and pepperoni on high.
  4. Place within the oven for 30-40 minutes or till the cheese melts and the pepperoni turns into crispy. Season generously with salt and pepper. Serve scorching with bread for a scoop of cheese and scrumptious sauce and salad for freshness.

serves 4-6

Serving suggestion: Chicken shish with flatbread, hot potato chips, yogurt and mint.
Serving suggestion: Hen shish with flatbread, scorching potato chips, yogurt and mint.Katrina Mink

Hen shish

The marinade can also be the sauce, in order that’s an instantaneous win. This works after soaking for a number of days within the fridge, simply because it does after a fast tub within the delicacy, earlier than placing it on the grill.


  • 2 massive marinated peppers
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper* (Turkish pepper flakes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus a further quantity for grilling
  • 3 tablespoons mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 700 grams of rooster thighs, lower into equal-sized slices (about 2 cm thick)

Non-obligatory for service:

  • Flat bread
  • Sizzling chips
  • Leftover sauce
  • Extra contemporary mint leaves


  1. Add the roasted peppers, garlic, honey, tomato paste, Aleppo pepper, olive oil, and chopped mint to the meals processor and mix till you get a thick, sauce-like consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add half the combination to the bowl with the yogurt and stir to mix. Add the chopped rooster thigh items, and toss to coat, ensuring the rooster is submerged within the marinade. Reserve the remaining pepper combination for serving. (You possibly can marinate the rooster for as much as 24 hours or just convey it to room temperature on the bench whilst you assemble your accompaniments for the dish.)
  3. Fold the rooster fillets again on themselves, then place the rooster on steel or bamboo skewers (if utilizing bamboo, first soak the skewers in water for half-hour to scale back burning). You have to about six skewers.
  4. Flip the recent grill plate to medium to excessive warmth. Add loads of olive oil to the dish to forestall the rooster from sticking, and cook dinner the skewers for 1-2 minutes per aspect. Open the lid and cook dinner for an additional 5 minutes or till golden and charred in locations, then simply cooked by means of.
  5. Served with flatbread, scorching chips, candy chili sauce, further yoghurt and contemporary mint.

serves 5-6

NB: Dried chili flakes will be substituted for Aleppo pepper

Edamame lettuce cups with chicken.
Edamame lettuce cups with rooster.Katrina Mink

Cups of sticky rooster and edamame lettuce

Make this in double batches. It is a dream for work and college lunches for the next days. And it is simply as chilly as it’s heat from the cooker. There’s nothing higher than a salad that may final within the fridge.



  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup useless
  • 2 tablespoons candy soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • ½ tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • 1 massive stalk lemongrass, white half solely grated (or use 3 tablespoons store-bought lemongrass paste)

To assemble

  • 4 massive rooster thighs
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice, heat
  • 1 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked edamame, heat or chilly
  • 2 x lettuce, leaves separated
  • Crunchy chili oil, for serving (elective)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame, for serving


  1. Add the marinade elements to a pot and convey to a boil. Add rooster thighs. In case you really feel you do not have sufficient fluid, add extra pineapple and candy soybean juice. Prepare dinner for 3 minutes, then take away from warmth and put aside to chill (the rooster will cook dinner within the remaining warmth). When cool, take away the rooster and shred it utilizing two forks. Reserve the cooking liquid.
  2. Put together the salad by combining the rice, mint, cilantro, and edamame in a bowl. Add a number of tablespoons of cooking liquid and blend to coat. You could wish to add extra. Nevertheless, it is there for taste and to not make it uninteresting, so use a lightweight hand and stir effectively earlier than including extra sauce.
  3. Switch the rice combination to a serving bowl. Add the chopped rooster aspect by aspect and prepare the lettuce leaves. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the rooster, serve with chili oil on the aspect, and let everybody assist themselves.

serves 4

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