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.



  • HeatherLynn  on  4/23/2015 at 12:48 PM

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

  • ravensfan  on  4/23/2015 at 12:58 PM

    We love chicken pot pie.

  • dbielick  on  4/23/2015 at 1:54 PM

    Roast chicken

  • RoseM  on  4/23/2015 at 2:24 PM

    Roast chicken here!

  • ccav  on  4/23/2015 at 2:54 PM

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

  • tasteslike  on  4/23/2015 at 3:20 PM

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

  • kimtrev  on  4/23/2015 at 4:16 PM

    Chicken Marbella

  • AGENT99  on  4/23/2015 at 4:29 PM

    Jerk Chicken

  • bdmltm  on  4/23/2015 at 8:08 PM

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

  • vickster  on  4/23/2015 at 8:31 PM

    Fried chicken . . . can never resist!

  • chawkins  on  4/23/2015 at 8:38 PM

    Chicken fricassee with lemon, saffron, and green olives.

  • stockholm28  on  4/23/2015 at 10:26 PM

    Roast chicken

  • TheSpicedLife  on  4/23/2015 at 10:45 PM

    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  4/24/2015 at 12:04 AM

    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  4/24/2015 at 4:04 AM

    chicken and pesto bowtie pasta

  • HerBoudoir  on  4/24/2015 at 8:01 AM

    Whole roasted chicken....and I steal the parson's nose ;-)

  • sbh2006  on  4/24/2015 at 8:36 AM

    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  4/24/2015 at 10:53 AM

    Pan-fried breadcrumb & Parmesan-crusted chicken breasts

  • GillB  on  4/24/2015 at 3:30 PM

    Roast Chicken with lemon and rosemary

  • canines5  on  4/24/2015 at 4:28 PM

    Chicken with leeks over butter noodles

  • Kiyah  on  4/24/2015 at 5:06 PM

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

  • slimmer  on  4/24/2015 at 7:44 PM

    Chicken in champagne sauce with mushrooms

  • wester  on  4/25/2015 at 7:18 AM

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

  • matag  on  4/25/2015 at 9:54 AM

    Hot italian chicken

  • pgarcia  on  4/25/2015 at 4:14 PM

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

  • Bethcote  on  4/25/2015 at 5:21 PM

    Can't wait to get my hands on this book

  • Rinshin  on  4/25/2015 at 8:10 PM

    Steamed chicken marinated in sizzling green onion oil mixture.

  • clairew137  on  4/26/2015 at 3:42 AM

    Don't have one.

  • southerncooker  on  4/26/2015 at 4:44 AM

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

  • MangerTout  on  4/26/2015 at 10:36 AM

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

  • elysek  on  4/26/2015 at 8:51 PM

    Spicy Grilled Chicken

  • ltsuk  on  4/26/2015 at 9:18 PM

    Nut crusted chicken

  • Clove  on  4/26/2015 at 9:22 PM

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

  • Aggie92  on  4/27/2015 at 7:57 AM

    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  4/27/2015 at 9:15 AM

    Chicken fajitas on the grill

  • hiwendyhi  on  4/27/2015 at 5:34 PM

    We enjoy cooking Mediterranian Chicken.

  • hillsboroks  on  4/27/2015 at 7:05 PM

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

  • Analyze  on  4/27/2015 at 8:41 PM

    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  4/27/2015 at 8:42 PM

    Barbecue Chicken with my husband's special mop sauce.

  • jd5761  on  4/28/2015 at 4:44 AM

    chicken kiev in our house

  • Blowfish  on  4/28/2015 at 8:52 AM

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

  • rstuart  on  4/28/2015 at 4:03 PM

    Roasted Chicken..

  • RaceyR  on  4/29/2015 at 6:39 PM

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

  • pandapotamus  on  4/29/2015 at 6:49 PM

    roast chicken!

  • jbny  on  4/29/2015 at 6:52 PM

    garlic chicken

  • shaedurls  on  4/29/2015 at 7:00 PM

    Chicken, leek and bacon pot pies!

  • RuthGo  on  4/29/2015 at 7:16 PM

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

  • Rberger  on  4/29/2015 at 7:17 PM

    Chicken pot pie yum

  • kate  on  4/29/2015 at 8:05 PM

    chicken provencal

  • t.t  on  4/29/2015 at 8:40 PM

    chicken adobo

  • paulabucharles  on  4/29/2015 at 9:25 PM

    Chicken Satsivi

  • Larkspur  on  4/29/2015 at 11:11 PM

    Chicken corn soup!

  • Larkspur  on  4/29/2015 at 11:15 PM

    Chicken corn soup!

  • littlejulie  on  4/30/2015 at 2:49 AM

    A very good Sunday Roast Chicken

  • eildoncook  on  4/30/2015 at 4:53 AM

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

  • RNJessicaK  on  4/30/2015 at 6:48 AM

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

  • enpsmom  on  4/30/2015 at 8:16 AM

    Chicken and Dumplings!!

  • jenlhawes  on  4/30/2015 at 8:17 AM

    Roasted lemon chicken

  • love2chow  on  4/30/2015 at 8:50 AM

    LA Lickers chicken wings

  • DFed  on  4/30/2015 at 9:45 AM

    We love just a simple, roast chicken

  • rlmiller  on  4/30/2015 at 9:50 AM

    Spatchcocked chicken stuffed with chard, parmesan, and herbs.

  • elenajh  on  4/30/2015 at 10:39 AM

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

  • dsterner  on  4/30/2015 at 11:31 AM

    Chicken tagine with lots of spices!

  • infotrop  on  4/30/2015 at 11:43 AM

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

  • cpasek  on  4/30/2015 at 11:48 AM

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

  • KarenG  on  4/30/2015 at 12:28 PM

    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  4/30/2015 at 4:12 PM

    Chicken Adobo

  • dinnermints  on  4/30/2015 at 7:40 PM

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

  • stuCooks  on  4/30/2015 at 7:49 PM

    Apple Jelly Glazed Chicken

  • tcjanes  on  4/30/2015 at 10:16 PM

    Slow roasted chicken on vertical roaster.

  • sillyvy  on  4/30/2015 at 10:59 PM

    Vietnamese chicken porridge

  • lorihenry  on  5/1/2015 at 12:25 AM

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

  • jenniesb  on  5/1/2015 at 5:22 AM

    Judy Rodger's roast chicken over bread croutons.

  • leorabakes  on  5/1/2015 at 9:55 AM

    with sumac and lime from The New Persian Kitchen cookbook

  • bkauf  on  5/2/2015 at 7:30 PM

    Chicken and cheese enchiladas.

  • Julia  on  5/2/2015 at 7:54 PM

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

  • bethihearyoucalling  on  5/2/2015 at 8:17 PM

    Chicken cutlets!

  • deucemom  on  5/2/2015 at 8:49 PM

    roast chicken or chicken curry (many different curries)

  • BarbaraM48  on  5/2/2015 at 9:26 PM

    grilled marinated chicken

  • Ordinaryblogger  on  5/2/2015 at 10:53 PM

    Simply roasted chicken

  • Lscott81  on  5/2/2015 at 11:04 PM

    Roast chicken over bread with mushrooms and onions

  • andiesenji  on  5/3/2015 at 12:01 AM

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

  • Susankanee  on  5/3/2015 at 4:08 AM

    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  5/3/2015 at 7:22 AM

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

  • Beadgarden  on  5/3/2015 at 9:09 AM

    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  5/3/2015 at 11:21 AM

    Right now the winner is probably chicken tinga.

  • Gio  on  5/3/2015 at 1:59 PM

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

  • herby  on  5/3/2015 at 7:42 PM

    Roasted chicken Zuni Café style

  • Thaichile  on  5/4/2015 at 10:26 AM

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

  • bfg67  on  5/5/2015 at 2:00 PM

    the chicken mole my wife just made for cinco de mayo

  • MmeFleiss  on  5/6/2015 at 12:05 PM

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

  • veronicafrance  on  5/7/2015 at 8:16 AM

    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  5/9/2015 at 3:56 PM

    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  5/10/2015 at 6:48 PM

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

  • JenniferAnne  on  5/12/2015 at 11:15 PM

    We like Chicken Cacciatore

  • ptherrien  on  5/14/2015 at 8:14 AM

    Zuni roast chicken!

  • ballen  on  5/16/2015 at 6:10 AM

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

  • digifish_books  on  5/18/2015 at 7:10 PM

    Mughlai chicken curry.

  • nadiam1000  on  5/19/2015 at 6:40 AM

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

  • pokarekare  on  5/20/2015 at 12:10 AM

    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  5/20/2015 at 1:22 PM

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

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