A crowd-pleasing menu with a brilliant chicken sandwich, easy way to juice up your fries game, and a perfect treat to finish. The Cool Chicken Feast is your plan to a wow your audience.
When I was in Grade 1 I remember drawing my future career as having a chef’s hat. It didn’t happen. Yet that hasn’t stopped me loving trying and creating a wide range of food at home, much to both the joy and chagrin of my family. The running joke has been that while I always made good food, my ability to clean the kitchen left much to be desired.
However, I’ve always taken great joy in not just producing one dish, but in pulling together a menu for people to enjoy. Usually, for family and friends, they will ask for ideas and I’ll send them some. Menu’s that are fun and exciting, but also able to be made in your own kitchen. This is where the inspiration for Total Feasts has come from, a desire for people to look at creating more food in their own kitchen for (and with) family and friends.
To make it as easy as possible for people, each feast is being turned into its own PDF. With a unified grocery list, equipment list, and instructions. Not to mention some nutritional information and most importantly entertainment help with great music playlists. To get the Cool Chicken Feast all you need to do is download it from the Total Feasts Library (you can get the password by signing up here).
Menu for a chicken feast!
So, it is fitting that this first feast is all about taking a rather mundane concept: chicken sandwiches, fries and cheesecake, and making it rather more special. Now it is all about balancing spicy with tangy and savory.
First, we have a brilliantly tasty chicken sandwich, with a super quick marinate which also acts as a light spicy crust. Topped with tangy cilantro lime sauce. Seriously, this sauce is brilliant, make extra to dip your fries into. Finish with some herby garlic fries and a creamy and tart cheat’s cheesecake, and voila the Cool Chicken Feast. You’re friends and family with thank you, repeatedly.
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Ingredients and tools
To make this feast you will need a few basic tools:
- Ziplock bags
- A sharp knife
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- A Cutting board
Some extra bits too:
- Grill Pan or BBQ
- Food processor
- Hand blender
- Serving platters and bowls
- 6 Dessert bowls and spoons
Useful tips during preparation
Now, this feast is a great all-around meal, and over the coming weeks, the individual recipes will also be available on totalfeasts.com. For the full menu, unified shopping list and instructions, and the entertainment links you will need to download the PDF from the Total Feasts Library.
The quality of your food is really important, and where possible you always want the food to be of higher welfare. Preferably organic and free-range. I love visiting farmers markets, but not everyone has these around. So here are some easy suggestions to get you eating more healthily:
In the UK, Riverford is a great source for both organic fruit and veg as well as higher welfare meats.