Fish & Chips1 Whether wrapped in paper or served on a china plate, this is classic comfort food.
Chicken marylandIf you can't find chicken leg quarters, just use chicken pieces. For extra flavour, try adding a teaspoon or two of dried herbs to the flour
Battered fish and chipsEvoke those happy memories of holidays by the sea without leaving home. Instead of beer you can use milk or soda water in the batter.
West African chicken soupThis dish is based on a traditional West African stew that is made with a cut-up chicken; our version uses chicken thighs. There's no need for chicken stock hereas the chicken thighs are slowly simmered with ginger and garlic, creating all the stock you need.
Chicken with tomato-basil sauceFragrant fresh basil is simmered with the chicken, and a handful added at the last minute. Serve the chicken with a summery vegetable accompaniment, such as steamed green or golden zucchini (courgette), yellow summer squash, or corn on the cob.
Chicken breasts with lemon & dillLemon and dill are frequently teamed with fish, but this spring-fresh combination is equally delicious with chicken. Do use fresh lemon juice-not the juice that comes in a bottle.
Chicken marengoThis dish was reputedly created by Napoleon Bonaparte's chef following the Battle of Marengo, waged in Italy in 1800. In this flamboyantly named dish, chicken is simply simmered in a lush tomato-wine sauce with tender mushrooms. It is wonderful served over rice, pasta noodles or polenta (cornmeal).
Southern fried chickenMany cooks claim to have a "secret" for perfect fried chicken. But all you really need is a simple, foolproof recipe like this one. The chicken pieces are soaked in buttermilk for optimal tenderness and flavour; after flouring, they're left to "rest" so the coating won't flake off when the chicken is fried.