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I’m a professional food stylist and currently prepping my own series of cookbooks and a cooking show. In my food catering business, Mishka La Mushka, I catered private and corporate functions and events big and small, designed food in hat boxes for the Spring Racing Carnival and created too many themed kids birthday parties to mention. But now I love food styling and sharing my fun food ideas with mums wanting to create restaurant-quality meals at home, for kids and family. So let’s get cooking!

I'm Mish Lilley, a kitchen cook, food stylist and chef prepping a series of cookbooks, a cooking show and this blog. This blog is dedicated to my love of good food styling and good food. It's a cooking site and recipe website designed to help mums and dads create restaurant-quality meals at home for their kids and family. My wide range of recipes cover:

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I created this yummy one pot wonder the other night. It’s definitely not a traditional Spanish dish by any stretch of the imagination, but the flavours inspired me to call it that. Throw a jalapeno in for extra kick and some sliced chorizo would also be a delicious addition. We had ours with rice but it would also be good with soft polenta or potato mash.

Spanish Chicken

You’ll need:

8 chicken thigh chops (skin on and bone in)
1 cup plain flour for dredging
2 tbs olive oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
5oo ml chicken stock
2 tins chopped tinned tomatoes (Italian or organic taste the best)
1/2 cup sliced green olives
1 heaped tsp, sweet paprika
Salt & pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 150C
  2. Dust the chicken well with flour. Heat the olive oil in a heavy based casserole dish with a lid and brown the chicken pieces in batches. Keep the heat to medium so the flour doesn’t burn.
  3. Set the chicken aside and gently fry saute the onion and garlic until soft.
  4. Add the chicken back to the pan, add the chicken stock, tomato, olives and paprika. Stir and bring to the boil.
  5. Place the lid on the dish and put into the oven for 2 – 2.5 hours until the sauce has reduced and the chicken is coming off the bone.

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