Cookbook giveaway – A Bird in the Hand

A Bird in the HandAward-winning author Diana Henry’s latest cookbook, A Bird in the Hand, features chicken recipes for every eating and entertaining occasion imaginable, whether you need a quick supper on the table after work, something for a lazy summer barbecue, or a feast to nourish family and friends. Diana explains how important chicken was to her family in an excerpt from her journal. She’s supporting A Bird in the Hand with a book tour that you can find on our World Cookbook Calendar of Events. And don’t forget we have a complete index of every recipe that Diana has had published – more than 3,200 recipes.

We’re delighted to offer five copies of the book to our Members (contest limited to US addresses only). One of the entry options is to answer the following question on the blog post:

What is your family’s favorite chicken dish?

Please note that you must enter the comment after signing into Rafflecopter or your entry won’t be counted. The contest ends May 21, 2015.


Post a comment


  • HeatherLynn  on  April 23, 2015

    We love marinaded chicken on the grill! There are no leftovers that night!

  • ravensfan  on  April 23, 2015

    We love chicken pot pie.

  • dbielick  on  April 23, 2015

    Roast chicken

  • RoseM  on  April 23, 2015

    Roast chicken here!

  • ccav  on  April 23, 2015

    Roasted chicken with lemon and rosemary; then chicken broth is made from the carcass!

  • tasteslike  on  April 23, 2015

    Yotam Ottolenghi's & Sami Tamimi's Chicken with Caramelized Onion & Cardamom Rice from their book, Jerusalem

  • kimtrev  on  April 23, 2015

    Chicken Marbella

  • AGENT99  on  April 23, 2015

    Jerk Chicken

  • bdmltm  on  April 23, 2015

    So many to just choose one, but I'd probably go with our version of chicken parmesan with spicy tomato sauce.

  • vickster  on  April 23, 2015

    Fried chicken . . . can never resist!

  • chawkins  on  April 23, 2015

    Chicken fricassee with lemon, saffron, and green olives.

  • stockholm28  on  April 23, 2015

    Roast chicken

  • TheSpicedLife  on  April 23, 2015

    A curried chicken casserole with broccoli and mushrooms–old school from when I was growing up, amusingly enough. Despite all the more sophisticated dishes I make now.

  • psj926  on  April 24, 2015

    Our favorite chicken recipe is Marcella Hazan's Roast Chicken with Two Lemons. Although this week I made Melissa Clark's Feta-Brined Roast Chicken, and now we have two favorite chicken recipes!!

  • contest718  on  April 24, 2015

    chicken and pesto bowtie pasta

  • HerBoudoir  on  April 24, 2015

    Whole roasted chicken….and I steal the parson's nose 😉

  • sbh2006  on  April 24, 2015

    My family has a recipe called Maryland Chicken given to us by a cousin; it includes fresh mushrooms in a thickened gravy. Love Diana Henry's books and this newest looks amazing, would love to win it!

  • ElizabethL  on  April 24, 2015

    Pan-fried breadcrumb & Parmesan-crusted chicken breasts

  • GillB  on  April 24, 2015

    Roast Chicken with lemon and rosemary

  • canines5  on  April 24, 2015

    Chicken with leeks over butter noodles

  • Kiyah  on  April 24, 2015

    Roast chicken, which is sort of a lame answer, but I also make arroz con pollo that is well received!

  • slimmer  on  April 24, 2015

    Chicken in champagne sauce with mushrooms

  • wester  on  April 25, 2015

    Roasted chicken, the Zuni Cafe method. Usually without the bread salad.

  • matag  on  April 25, 2015

    Hot italian chicken

  • pgarcia  on  April 25, 2015

    Oh gosh – we sure like grilled buffalo chicken wings. I also make Raghavan Iyer's chicken curry often!

  • Bethcote  on  April 25, 2015

    Can't wait to get my hands on this book

  • Rinshin  on  April 25, 2015

    Steamed chicken marinated in sizzling green onion oil mixture.

  • clairew137  on  April 26, 2015

    Don't have one.

  • southerncooker  on  April 26, 2015

    My family's favorite chicken dish is fried chicken. We're always trying new ones.

  • MangerTout  on  April 26, 2015

    My family's favourite chicken recipe is Beer Can Chicken. I have four children and made many of these over the years.

  • elysek  on  April 26, 2015

    Spicy Grilled Chicken

  • ltsuk  on  April 26, 2015

    Nut crusted chicken

  • Clove  on  April 26, 2015

    Catalan roast chicken with quince allioli from Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons – another wonderful Diana Henry book

  • Aggie92  on  April 27, 2015

    Hubby's favorite is grilled chicken with homemade Texas-style barbecue sauce. Mine…herb-roasted whole chicken. We never get tired of eating chicken in our house.

  • stephlinde  on  April 27, 2015

    Chicken fajitas on the grill

  • hiwendyhi  on  April 27, 2015

    We enjoy cooking Mediterranian Chicken.

  • hillsboroks  on  April 27, 2015

    We love The New Basics roast chicken with onion, garlic, lemon and Rosemary.

  • Analyze  on  April 27, 2015

    It's hard to pick just one, but we loved the Chicken Marsala from The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook. This cookbook looks DELISH!

  • Rosesrpink50  on  April 27, 2015

    Barbecue Chicken with my husband's special mop sauce.

  • jd5761  on  April 28, 2015

    chicken kiev in our house

  • Blowfish  on  April 28, 2015

    I just bought my first Diana Henry cookbook: Pure Simple Cooking, but I definitely eyed this one too!

  • rstuart  on  April 28, 2015

    Roasted Chicken..

  • RaceyR  on  April 29, 2015

    Mango Chutney Chicken from The Silver Palate has been one of my favorites for 30ish years now.

  • pandapotamus  on  April 29, 2015

    roast chicken!

  • jbny  on  April 29, 2015

    garlic chicken

  • shaedurls  on  April 29, 2015

    Chicken, leek and bacon pot pies!

  • RuthGo  on  April 29, 2015

    I still dream about my mom's paprikash chicken, cooked with rice that soaks up all the sauce.

  • Rberger  on  April 29, 2015

    Chicken pot pie yum

  • kate  on  April 29, 2015

    chicken provencal

  • t.t  on  April 29, 2015

    chicken adobo

  • paulabucharles  on  April 29, 2015

    Chicken Satsivi

  • Larkspur  on  April 29, 2015

    Chicken corn soup!

  • littlejulie  on  April 30, 2015

    A very good Sunday Roast Chicken

  • eildoncook  on  April 30, 2015

    Sarah Raven's Chicken Puttanesca in the Fast Diet Recipe Book

  • RNJessicaK  on  April 30, 2015

    Hard to pick just one!! Probably chicken pot pie.

  • enpsmom  on  April 30, 2015

    Chicken and Dumplings!!

  • jenlhawes  on  April 30, 2015

    Roasted lemon chicken

  • love2chow  on  April 30, 2015

    LA Lickers chicken wings

  • DFed  on  April 30, 2015

    We love just a simple, roast chicken

  • rlmiller  on  April 30, 2015

    Spatchcocked chicken stuffed with chard, parmesan, and herbs.

  • elenajh  on  April 30, 2015

    Chicken thighs in the the crockpot with almost any kind of sauce or spices. So easy!

  • dsterner  on  April 30, 2015

    Chicken tagine with lots of spices!

  • infotrop  on  April 30, 2015

    Too hard to single out one, but I just made a delicious chicken stew with dumplings…fast, thanks to my pressure cooker.

  • cpasek  on  April 30, 2015

    Nigella Lawson's recipe for chicken with 40 cloves of garlic!

  • KarenG  on  April 30, 2015

    a REALLY easy one – 1 can of your favorite type of diced tomatoes – I love the sweet onion. Put about a third on the bottom of a pie plate. Place cut-up boneless chicken on top – I cut mine into 3-4 oz pieces so they cook evenly. Spread the rest of the tomatoes on top of the chicken and bake at 350 til instant read thermometer reads 165. Usually takes 25 minutes in my oven.

  • cambridgecook  on  April 30, 2015

    Chicken Adobo

  • dinnermints  on  April 30, 2015

    The latest fave has been roasted chicken with clementines and arak from Ottolenghi & Tamimi's "Jerusalem" cookbook.

  • stuCooks  on  April 30, 2015

    Apple Jelly Glazed Chicken

  • tcjanes  on  April 30, 2015

    Slow roasted chicken on vertical roaster.

  • sillyvy  on  April 30, 2015

    Vietnamese chicken porridge

  • lorihenry  on  May 1, 2015

    Our absolute favorite is Moroccan Chicken Tagine with cracked olives and preserved lemons served with harissa and saffron rice.

  • jenniesb  on  May 1, 2015

    Judy Rodger's roast chicken over bread croutons.

  • leorabakes  on  May 1, 2015

    with sumac and lime from The New Persian Kitchen cookbook

  • bkauf  on  May 2, 2015

    Chicken and cheese enchiladas.

  • Julia  on  May 2, 2015

    Roast chicken, chicken cacciatore, chicken enchiladas and tacos, fried chicken, chicken friccasse. We love chicken!

  • bethihearyoucalling  on  May 2, 2015

    Chicken cutlets!

  • deucemom  on  May 2, 2015

    roast chicken or chicken curry (many different curries)

  • BarbaraM48  on  May 2, 2015

    grilled marinated chicken

  • Ordinaryblogger  on  May 2, 2015

    Simply roasted chicken

  • Lscott81  on  May 2, 2015

    Roast chicken over bread with mushrooms and onions

  • andiesenji  on  May 3, 2015

    My favorite chicken dish is chicken thighs chile verde – made with my homemade green chile sauce.

  • Susankanee  on  May 3, 2015

    It has to be roast chicken but with all the trimmings – oatmeal stuffing, sausage and sage, bacon strips on top, creamy bread sauce with roasted root vegetables and smooth buttery mash… cures all ills; settles every crisis and welcomes the children back home!! Family Roast Chicken..

  • CarrieJohn  on  May 3, 2015

    Favourite sharing dish is chicken pan fried with chorizo then baked on a bed of rice and spice.

  • Beadgarden  on  May 3, 2015

    Season chicken thighs with S&P, Italian seasoning (or other herbs). Place in ziplock bag, then drizzle in olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Ready to grill that evening or the next day – quick and delicious every time. In a separate bag, treat your veggies for the grill the same way.

  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  May 3, 2015

    Right now the winner is probably chicken tinga.

  • Gio  on  May 3, 2015

    My favorite Chicken recipe is "Roast Chicken and Three-Rice Salad from Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.

  • herby  on  May 3, 2015

    Roasted chicken Zuni Café style

  • Thaichile  on  May 4, 2015

    Chicken on top of Pullman bread with EVOO, lemon, garlic and thyme and roasted to succulence.

  • bfg67  on  May 5, 2015

    the chicken mole my wife just made for cinco de mayo

  • MmeFleiss  on  May 6, 2015

    Jean Georges Vongerichten's spiced chicken with coconut-caramel sauce.

  • veronicafrance  on  May 7, 2015

    Chicken is so versatile that it's hard to pick just one. A roast free-range chicken with roasted veg is hard to beat! I also love making risotto with the leftovers, Elizabeth David's chicken in cheese sauce, Jane Grigson's pulled and devilled chicken …

  • zubs1990  on  May 9, 2015

    I like a good roast chicken. I also like curry chicken and tandoori chicken. I would have to say anything spicy or exotic.

  • pistachiopeas  on  May 10, 2015

    Our favorite chicken dish is a Persian stew called Chicken with Plums (khoresht-e aloo). It's excellent with rice.

  • JenniferAnne  on  May 12, 2015

    We like Chicken Cacciatore

  • ptherrien  on  May 14, 2015

    Zuni roast chicken!

  • ballen  on  May 16, 2015

    Ina Garten's recipe for Jeffrey's favorite roast chicken.

  • digifish_books  on  May 18, 2015

    Mughlai chicken curry.

  • nadiam1000  on  May 19, 2015

    Italian Country Chicken – a pasta dish made with chicken, artichokes and olives.

  • pokarekare  on  May 20, 2015

    German sour chicken. No idea where the recipe came from – it has been in my personal cookbook for 40 years. Simple and delicious comfort food.

  • amoule  on  May 20, 2015

    Our new favorite is doro wat. Some classic favorites are wings, coq au vin, and deviled chicken thighs (Suzanne Goin).

Seen anything interesting? Let us know & we'll share it!