Stress free pork belly

Crackling gives me anxiety.  Not eating it…god I love eating it (although it probably gives my arteries anxiety), but cooking it.  It’s one of those things that you’re never 100% sure how it’s going to turn out and if it’s not good then it’s probably one of the biggest kitchen disappointments….ever.

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Chicken braised with figs, honey and vinegar

 

Ok folks, continuing on our figustation, today I bring you this totally delectable recipe from Maggie Beer from her book Maggie’s Kitchen.  You have to love the gorgeous Maggie;  she’s the mother you would love to have if your own mother was a crap cook.  There should be no excuses not to try this recipe, it is a super easy one-pot recipe and it tastes bloody delicious.  So delicious in fact that The Dr literally licked his plate clean.  What I love about this recipe is that you don’t even have to brown the chicken before you bake it in the oven for only 30mins! Yes, you heard, only 30mins!  You could really impress with this recipe even on a weeknight.  Go on then, get in the kitchen….

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