Pan-fried deboned chicken thigh and drumstick with Spam, mushrooms, and kale

Have you ever mixed chicken and Spam together? It’s a great combination. To keep it healthy, I added kale (cooked in butter).

Pan-fried deboned chicken thigh and drumstick with Spam, mushrooms, and kale. Gary Lum.
Pan-fried deboned chicken thigh and drumstick with Spam, mushrooms, and kale.
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Deboned oven cooked chicken thigh and drumstick with peas, corn, and cherry tomatoes

It’s worrying me that on getting home these days all I want to do is prepare something simple which will cook and allow me to answer more work e-mails.

Deboned oven cooked chicken thigh and drumstick with peas, corn, and cherry tomatoes. Gary Lum.
Deboned oven cooked chicken thigh and drumstick with peas, corn, and cherry tomatoes.

Ingredients

  • Chicken thigh and chicken drumstick
  • Frozen peas and corn
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  • Remove the drumstick from the thigh.
  • Remove the femur from the thigh.
  • Remove the tibia and fibula from the drumstick.
  • Layout and flatten the thigh and drumstick meat onto a rack.
  • Boil a kettle and then pour boiling water over the skin side of the chicken.
  • Dry the surface of the chicken.
  • Put some frozen peas and corn into a baking tray.
  • Put some cherry tomatoes into a baking tray.
  • Lay the chicken thigh and drumstick flesh on top of the corn and peas.
  • Put the baking tray into an oven and turn it on to 200 °C for 45 minutes.
  • After 45 minutes remove the baking tray and remove the chicken pieces to a plate to rest.
  • Transfer the peas, corn, and tomatoes to a dinner plate.
  • Lay the chicken on top.
Close up. Deboned oven cooked chicken thigh and drumstick with peas, corn, and cherry tomatoes. Gary Lum.
Close up. Deboned oven cooked chicken thigh and drumstick with peas, corn, and cherry tomatoes.

Chicken and vegetables

I came home early today. I’ve got ManFlu. I went to bed last night feeling a little under the weather. I’d had a poor sleep the night before and I wasn’t sure if I had an infection or if I was just over tired.

I woke up this morning with a headache and while at work developed a sore throat, rhinorrhoea, and a cough. Now I feel febrile.

I reckon I’ll be working from home tomorrow.

Pan-fried boneless chicken and vegetables. Gary Lum.
Pan-fried boneless chicken and vegetables.
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Deboned chicken thigh and drumstick with cauliflower, tomatoes, and avocado

Came home and didn’t feel much like cooking so I removed the bones from a chicken thigh and drumstick and put them into a baking tray. To that I added a piece of cauliflower plus some cherry tomatoes. I seasoned everything with iodised salt and black peppercorns which I’d ground in a mortar with a pestle.

I served it with an avocado cheek.

Pan-fried chicken thigh with creamy peas and cherry tomatoes

Last night I oven cooked a chicken thigh, tonight I pan-fried a deboned chicken thigh and deboned drumstick.

Pan-fried chicken thigh with creamy peas and cherry tomatoes. Gary Lum.
Pan-fried chicken thigh with creamy peas and cherry tomatoes.
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Chicken, cheese, peas, and corn

Last week I learnt that if I put some baby green peas in a baking tray and put a piece of deboned chicken thigh on top I end up with some peas which remain green and soft and some peas which go brown and crunchy.

I really enjoyed both textures.

Oven cooked chicken, peas, and corn with cheese and butter. Gary Lum.
Oven cooked chicken, peas, and corn with cheese and butter.
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Takeaway chicken, potato scallops, and seafood salad

I had a busy and longish day. I knew on coming home I’d be working into the evening, and I just didn’t feel like cooking so I went to Jamison Takeaway on the way home.

Normally I have very good experiences with Jamison Takeaway but tonight I was disappointed. I mean, I was happy with the potato scallops and seafood salad. There were as I expected. What I found disappointing was that I asked for a thigh quarter and the person behind the counter ignored my request and gave me a breast. I hate breasts. I really do. I love thighs. Give me thighs over breasts any day.

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