Chicken on the Menu – Review, recipe and worldwide giveaway

Chicken on the Menu by Luc Hoornaert and Kris Vlegels shares sixty recipes from famous chefs – such as Bocuse and Georges Blanc – for one of the most versatile proteins – chicken.

Full page photographs of the dishes, portraits of the chefs featured, and narrative on the background and history of the recipes – all weigh in to make this a full tutorial and go-to reference for cooks of every level.

Recipes range from a Pulled Chicken Sandwich, Tandoori Pollo in Pancetta to Chicken in Pig’s Bladder – reflecting the full range of down-home – to global – to upscale fine dining type dishes. The inspiration alone gathered from the pages of Chicken on the Menu is priceless.

Measurements are given in metric weight and you will need to be able to follow sparse instructions at times. For example, there is no recipe for dashi stock which is an ingredient in the recipe we’re sharing today but a search using our online recipe feature delivers an index recipe from Serious Eats to utilize. A bit of ingenuity will assist in completing recipes with no problem. 

Most of us have heard the question – which came first – the chicken or the egg? In this case, Chicken on the Menu was written first – followed by Egg on the Menu (which will be the subject of a promotion this week as well.) Both books are beautiful and are welcome additions to my library.

Special thanks to Lannoo, the publisher, for sharing the recipe for Mizutaki for our members to try now along with offering two copies of this title to our members worldwide. Please be sure to enter our giveaway below.

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1 litre dashi stock
3 boneless chicken thighs
optional: a piece of white fish and some crustaceans
50 g tofu
1 spring onion, finely chopped
a couple of shiitake, sliced
1 onion, shredded
1/4 Chinese cabbage, washed and cut into strips
1 carrot, sliced
1 carton of enoki mushrooms, wiped and with roots removed
20 g spinach leaves

For the sukiyaki sauce

200 ml mirin
100 ml sake
200 ml soy sauce
80 g sugar

Heat the dashi stock with some of the sukiyaki sauce.

Cut the ingredients into similar sizes so that they will cook at about the same rate.

Boil all the ingredients in the stock, in order of cooking time –  i.e. the chicken first and the spinach last – so that all the ingredients are cooked properly.


The publisher, Lannoo, is offering two copies of this book to EYB Members worldwide. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. Please be sure to check your spam filters to make sure you receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on October 8th, 2017. 


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  • heyjude  on  August 30, 2017

    Bo bo Chicken

  • Cati  on  August 30, 2017

    Dstuffed chicken

  • Kristjudy  on  August 30, 2017


  • ravensfan  on  August 30, 2017

    Little chicken curry dumplings

  • RGolding  on  August 30, 2017

    Pollo alla Romana

  • lhudson  on  August 30, 2017

    Pulled chicken sandwich

  • lgroom  on  August 30, 2017


  • Mjminarich  on  August 30, 2017

    Thai-style chicken legs

  • sarahawker  on  August 30, 2017

    Polla alla Romana

  • sgump  on  August 30, 2017

    The creamy chicken soup and lobster bisque sounds nice!

  • kmn4  on  August 30, 2017

    Soboro don

  • annmartina  on  August 30, 2017

    I have to love a recipe that calls for the addition of "some crustaceans" 🙂

  • mziech  on  August 30, 2017

    would love to try "Chicken in pig’s bladder" if I could find the ingredients!

  • Siegal  on  August 30, 2017

    I would make Korean double fried chicken

  • wester  on  August 30, 2017

    I really want to make Fresh pasta with cockscombs, chicken liver, stomach, heart and fresh morels, but I'm probably going to find it difficult to find all of the ingredients. So the one I am actually going to make first is Chicken in a cocoa and coffee crust – also very intriguing and I do have the ingredients.

  • Shelley.b  on  August 30, 2017


  • lpatterson412  on  August 30, 2017

    I would love to try the flying chicken recipe! Sounds fun!

  • Astrid5555  on  August 31, 2017

    Chicken and grape stovetop!

  • Zosia  on  August 31, 2017

    Stuffed chicken looks good

  • love2chow  on  August 31, 2017

    Despite the off putting name, this looked good to me as I love eggplant and cauliflower. Fuck you chicken aka poulet de Bresse with grilled aubergine and roast cauliflower [David Martin]

  • cake17uk  on  September 1, 2017

    Love to make Chicken saag as love it in a restaurant!

  • iza27  on  September 1, 2017

    So hard to choose, but I think I'll go for the Chicken in a cocoa and coffee crust.

  • Korenm  on  September 1, 2017

    Love chicken cacciatora!

  • t.t  on  September 2, 2017

    Tori no karaage

  • kbiggs  on  September 2, 2017

    Little chicken curry dumplings. I love curry.

  • mpdeb98  on  September 2, 2017

    Pollo con mole

  • NancyLynn  on  September 2, 2017


  • LaurenE  on  September 2, 2017

    Korean double fried chicken

  • talieUS  on  September 2, 2017

    Little chicken curry dumplings

  • soffner  on  September 4, 2017

    Tori no karaage

  • motherofpearl81  on  September 7, 2017

    Thai-style chicken legs [Leung Kwai Lam]

  • JenJoLa  on  September 7, 2017

    Korean double fried chicken

  • tarae1204  on  September 7, 2017

    The featured mizutaki recipe sounds delicious

  • biro  on  September 8, 2017

    Stuffed Steamed Bamboo Fungi Leung

  • cin79  on  September 8, 2017

    Elderberry cockerel (floral cockerel)… with ‘hidden’ floral apple sauce
    All from the garden!

  • bstewart  on  September 8, 2017

    The chicken tikka and and naan wrap with mint chutney sounds great!

  • choppergirl  on  September 8, 2017

    Yakitori [Dimitri Proost]

  • sequoia55  on  September 8, 2017


  • fiarose  on  September 8, 2017

    mmm, what a great idea for a cookbook! Pollo alla diavola, yakitori, toriwasa, tsukune, mizutaki, xiao lung pao, stuffed steamed bamboo fungi, curry chicken dumplings, chicken saag, mole poblano, pollo con mole, fuck you chicken, grilled chicken marinated in shio koji, chicken in cocoa and coffee crust, what awesome recipe mix!

  • jdechico  on  September 9, 2017

    Little chicken curry dumplings!

  • kerrin1976  on  September 9, 2017

    Chicken saag

  • chimpbob  on  September 9, 2017

    Little chicken curry dumplings sound lovely.

  • PennyG  on  September 9, 2017

    Hmmmm … Thai-Style Chicken Legs sounds different.

  • Mivas  on  September 9, 2017

    Korean double fried chicken

  • RickPearson54  on  September 10, 2017


  • fbrunetti  on  September 10, 2017

    Murg do pyaaza

  • marty39  on  September 10, 2017

    Korean double fried chicken

  • skipeterson  on  September 11, 2017

    Polla alla Romana

  • LizyB  on  September 13, 2017

    Thai chicken legs

  • kitchenclimbers  on  September 14, 2017


  • ladybrooke  on  September 15, 2017

    Casserole of sautéed chicken with artichoke, sage and preserved lemon

  • Titch  on  September 16, 2017

    I would try first the ‘Pategg’ – or pâté in egg

  • lils74  on  September 16, 2017

    Biancomangiare alla Veneziana sounds delicious – I'd try that one.

  • pamelita  on  September 18, 2017


  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  September 19, 2017

    I would like to try making the Stuffed steamed bamboo fungi [Leung Kwai Lam].

  • Joyceeong  on  September 20, 2017

    Korean Double Fried Chicken

  • kitchenfrolic  on  September 21, 2017

    Definitely the Pollo in pancetta!

  • Seren_Ann  on  September 23, 2017

    Pozharsky chicken sounds interesting, or else the double fried korean chicken.

  • silversand  on  September 23, 2017

    Chicken saag [Hariprasad Shetty] 🙂

  • AnnaZed  on  September 23, 2017

    Biancomangiare alla Veneziana [Felice Miluzzi] (page 28)

  • Shana.  on  September 25, 2017

    Thai-style chicken legs

  • Scotsman61  on  September 27, 2017

    Yakitori Chicken

  • thewoobdog  on  September 28, 2017

    Tandoori Chicken

  • obbigttam  on  September 28, 2017

    Xiao lung pao takes my fancy in a big way.

  • jd5761  on  September 28, 2017


  • circ2000  on  September 29, 2017

    Pollo alla Romana

  • rachael_mc  on  September 30, 2017

    Pollo in pancetta

  • sugo  on  September 30, 2017

    Bo bo chicken for me

  • orchidlady01  on  September 30, 2017

    Pollo in pancetta [Felice Miluzzi]

  • trudys_person  on  October 1, 2017

    Pollo alla diavola!

  • jifar  on  October 1, 2017

    Little chicken curry dumplings as they sound intriguing.

  • alemily  on  October 2, 2017

    Polla alla Romana

  • Danlev  on  October 2, 2017

    Pollo alla cacciatore

  • sarahj22  on  October 4, 2017

    Looks like there's loads of lovely and unusual recipes, but I think I'd be tempted by the pulled chicken sandwiches to begin with.

  • lauriesk  on  October 4, 2017

    The first recipe I would try is Tandoori chicken.

  • monique.potel  on  October 7, 2017

    Chicken tikka and and naan wrap with mint chutney [Hariprasad Shetty
    i think i would start there

  • Livia  on  October 7, 2017

    It has got to be the Gizzards on potato scones with quick pickle

  • v.t  on  October 9, 2017

    The chicken caesar salad looks like an interesting variation!

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