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The best chicken recipes from Jamie’s 7 Ways

by Malou Herkes

published on 8 October 2020

Jamie Oliver's latest cookbook, 7 Ways, is revolutionising our kitchens yet again. This time, he's helping us make the most of the ingredients we buy week in, week out and giving us 7 different simple, affordable and achievable ways to make the most of each of them. Jamie shows that a pack of chicken breasts can be exciting, flavourful and healthy, and a classic roast chicken needn't be boring.

Try these chicken recipes from Jamie's 7 Ways and you'll see it's more than possible to get inspired from your fridge without needing a basket-full of new ingredients.

best jamie chicken recipes 7 ways My Kinda Butter Chicken with Fragrant Spices, Tomatoes, Cashew Butter and Yoghurt

My Kinda Butter Chicken with Fragrant Spices from Jamie Oliver: 7 Ways

This one-pan dinner is full of flavour: charred, gnarly spiced chicken in a nutty yoghurt sauce with smoky-sweet tomatoes and chilli. A great way to use a pack of chicken breasts, with only a few extra ingredients to turn it into a glorious midweek meal.

From the book

best jamie chicken recipes 7 ways Cumberland Roast Chicken with Roast Potato,

Cumberland Roast Chicken from Jamie Oliver: 7 Ways

Jamie's 7 Ways comes with an entire chapter dedicated to roast chicken, with 7 clever ways to reinvent the classic. This is one of our favourites with a layer of Cumberland sausage cooked underneath the skin for extra delight. Roasted in one tray with potato, parsnip, leek and sage, and served with a refreshing pear and watercress salad, this is ideal Sunday food.

Order a copy of Jamie's 7 Ways here.

best jamie chicken recipes 7 ways chicken kiev filo pastry

Filo Chicken Kiev with Sweet Pea and Potato Mash from Jamie Oliver: 7 Ways

Jamie makes a healthier version of a freezer favourite, stuffing chicken breast with garlicky butter and wrapping it with crunchy filo. Make mash more exciting with the addition of frozen peas, and serve it all up with sprouting broccoli.

Order a copy of Jamie's 7 Ways here.

best jamie chicken recipes 7 ways peri peri chicken

Easy Peri Peri Chicken from Jamie Oliver: 7 Ways

Whole chicken is slathered with harissa and paprika in this recipe. Onions, chilli and garlic are roasted underneath, then blitzed up with all the delicious juices into a peri peri sauce. Served up with chunky chips, this is an epic riff on a classic.

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best jamie chicken recipes 7 ways Sesame Chicken with Kimchi and Silken Tofu, Crunchy Veg Slaw

Sesame Chicken with Kimchi and Silken Tofu from Jamie Oliver: 7 Ways

For a real centrepiece surprise, try this spicy roast chicken, coated in sticky, sweet sesame and served up with a crunchy veg slaw and kimchi and tofu dressing. 

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