It’s all about the chicken

Yes, it’s all about the chicken this time round. Exposing Bubba to a variety of different meats and flavours is something that we are quite keen to do at home. Maybe there is a slight rush to do so as we are going on a 2 week break to Geneva and Italy and Mama her is just worried about Bubba’s mealtimes.

Nope, we ain’t going to bring at electric cooker or lug along a rice-cooker for the trip. I will probably just rely on outside meals plus our thermos flask which I hope can keep the cooked rice warm on-the-go.

Okay.. digressing.. back to topic! Here are some recent tried-and-tested chicken recipes that seem to go down well with Bubba. Best part? It taste quite  yummy for the adults too. So we went a little lighter-handed on the seasoning for Bubba’s portion and added truffle salt on ours.

Bookmarking here in case I forget the recipe (this tends to happen a lot! Haha).
IMG_9797Baked chicken thigh meat seasoned overnight with some honey, rosemary and garlic. We laid the chicken in a shallow baking dish, threw in cherry tomatoes (for sweetness), added some water into the dish and baked it in a pre-heated oven of 190 degrees for about 20 minutes.

IMG_9796And here’s the adult version for both the Man and myself. You can refer to the original recipe over at A dollop of Me. This dish is definitely a crowd-pleaser for both kiddos and adults alike.

Next up, I gotta perfect my food photography skills better. Actually, I do miss the days where I can spend more time photographing my food. Nothing makes me happier than cooking something yummy and then capturing the food-shot perfectly so I can share with others. But these days, everything that comes out of the kitchen almost needs to get served immediately to Bubba. So gone are the days where I can spend time plating and then beautifying the dish.

I had contemplated whether I should even share this picture as it doesn’t quite show anything. Yup, it looks like a black dish of mess. But to be honest, this black dish of mess was actually quite tasty. Most importantly, picky Bubba enjoyed it. So I decided to just include this (until I make it again and can dish plus photograph it properly).

IMG_0610Steamed Chicken with Wolfberries and Red Dates (recipe adapted from Food for Tots)


  • 1 whole chicken thigh (chopped into pieces)
  • 5 red dates (with seeds removed)
  • 10 – 12 wolfberries


  • 1 teaspoon of handmade mushroom powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of handmade garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cornflour diluted with some water


  1. Clean the chicken leg and pat dry. Remove bones and skins and trim the fat. Cut into 4 pieces.
  2. Marinate all ingredients with the seasoning for at least 30 mins.
  3. Steam at high heat for 15-20 mins or until the chicken is cooked.
  4. Dish up and serve hot.

We fed Bubba this with her usual rice as well as vegetable soup which made for a wholesome meal.


5 thoughts on “It’s all about the chicken

  1. enitsuj says:

    If you have a Zojirushi food jar, you can cook porridge/rice on the go! Just put uncooked rice in, pour hot boiling water in, and you get porridge/rice in 3 hours! No need for electric lunch boxes. hehe.

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