Honey Mustard Chicken with Savoy Cabbage

The classic flavours of honey and mustard characterise this chicken dish. Give it a spring twist with tarragon and savoy cabbage and you have a winner of a dish.


Serves 2

2 chicken Maryland’s (one piece with the drumstick and thigh attached)
400g new potatoes
125ml cream
1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
1 small bunch tarragon
1/2 or a small savoy cabbage
75g pancetta pancetta
4 tablespoons olive oil
120ml white wine
1 tablespoon honey
salt and pepper

Preheat an oven to 200°C. Remove the outer leaves from the savoy cabbage. Cut the cabbage into quarters, remove the hard core and shred the leaves into thin strips.

Place the baby new potatoes in a pan of salted water, bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes.

Season the chicken Maryland’s with salt and pepper. Heat a frying pan with 2 tablespoons olive oil and fry the chicken until golden on all sides. Finley chop the tarragon leaves. Deglaze with 120 ml white wine and cook until reduced by half. Add the cream, half the tarragon, mustard and 1 tablespoon honey. Cover and place in the oven for 10 minutes. Add the potatoes and return to the oven for about 15 minutes.

Heat a frying pan with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Cut the pancetta into thin strips and fry until golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the cabbage and sweat for 10 minutes. Add the pancetta and season with salt and pepper.

Remove the chicken from the oven. Divide the cabbage between 2 plates. Lay the chicken and potatoes on top, spoon over the sauce and sprinkle with the remaining tarragon.


voor 2 personen

2 kippenpoten
400g nieuwe aardappeltjes
125ml slagroom
1 eetlepel grove mosterd
1 klein bosje dragon
1/2 of een kleine savooiekool
75g pancetta
4 eetlepel olijfolie
120ml witte wijn
1 eetlepel honing
zout en peper

Verwarm oven voor op 200 C. Haal de buitenste bladeren van de savooiekool. Snijd de kool in vieren, snijd de harde kern eruit en snijd de kool in dunne reepjes.

Doe de krielaardappeltjes in een pannetje met water en zout, kook ze 5 minuten.

Bestrooi de kippenpootjes met zout en peper. Verwarm een koekenpan met 2 eetlepels olijfolie en bak de kippenpoten rondom goudbruin. Snijd de dragonblaadjes fijn. Blus de kip af met 125 ml witte wijn. Laat voor de helft inkoken,  voeg dan de slagroom, de helft van de dragon, mosterd en 1 eetlepel honing toe. Dek de pan af en zet de pan in de oven voor 10 minuten, voeg dan de aardappeltjes toe en zet de pan terug voor nog eens 10 minuten.

Verwarm 2 eetlepels olijfolie in een koekenpan. Snijd de pancetta in dunne reepjes en bak ze goudbruin. Haal ze uit de pan en zet opzij. Smoor de kool in de koekenpan voor 10 minuten. Voeg de pancetta toe aan de kool en breng op smaak met zout en peper.

Haal de pan uit de oven. Verdeel de kool over 2 borden. Leg de kip en aardappelen er bovenop en lepel over de saus en bestrooi met de resterende dragon.

Sticky Soy and Ginger Chicken

Make the most of the beautiful weather. There's nothing better than enjoying this dish al fresco.

Serves 2

4 chicken drumsticks
2 chicken thighs
1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
3 cloves garlic
50g piece ginger
200g  sugar snaps
1 container pea cress
2 tablespoons olive oil
75 ml Soy sauce
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey


Preheat the oven 200° C. Peel the ginger and slice thinly. Grease a roasting dish with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the ginger, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic cloves, Chinese 5 spice and chicken to the dish. Mix all the ingredients well. Place in the oven for a total of about 40 minutes.

Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Cook the sugar snaps for about 3 minutes or until al dente. Drain them off and cool under cold running water. Set aside.

After 20 minutes, mix the chicken around in the roasting dish adding a good splash of water and return to the oven for 20 minutes.

Mix together the pea cress and sugar snaps. Dress with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper. Divide between 2 plates. Lay the chicken on the side and spoon over the soy juices from the roasting dish.


Home made granola

Granola is so easy to make and the best thing is you can put in ingredients you like. Here's our recipe, but feel free to play around with your own flavours.

Makes about 1kg

500g oats
100g hazelnuts, coarsley chopped
100g almonds, coarsley chopped
50g cashews
100g pecan nuts, coarsley chopped
25g sesame
25g sunflower seeds
25g pumpkin seeds
125g golden syrup
100g maple syrup
a good sprinkle of cinnamon
60g dried cranberries
60g raisins
60g dried apricots, roughly chopped.
60g prunes

Preheat an oven to 160 C.

Mix all the ingredients together, except for the dried fruit and divide between to oven trays which have been lined with baking paper. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until everything becomes evenly golden coloured. Give it a mix every 10 minutes or so.

Remove from the oven, allow to cool and mix in the dried fruit. Store in an airtight container.

Delicious served over yoghurt with fresh or stewed fruit.

Greek yoghurt with Dried Figs in Port

This is the one of the easiest and most delicious desserts around. You can rustle it up in no time at all. Serve it in a large bowl in the middle of the table for everyone to help themselves.

large tub Greek yoghurt
dried figs
toasted walnuts, chopped (optional)

If you have 10 minutes free, take a bunch of dried figs, remove the hard stalks and and place them in a jar. Cover them in port (you don't need to use the most expensive). You can add some spices to flavour if your wish, fennel seeds, star anise or cinnamon sticks. Close the lid and leave to stand. In fact the longer you keep them, the better they become.

Place the figs with the port in a saucepan, bring to a boil and allow to reduce gently until the figs have softened and the port has become syrupy and sticky and is coating the figs. Allow to cool.*

Pour the yoghurt into a serving bowl. Drizzle with honey, top with the sticky port figs and if you wish, scatter with chopped walnuts.

* The figs are perfect to use this way in salads or served with a beautiful blue cheese.

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours