Chicken Stare Off – Win Free KFC Daily

While my blog is primarily of food recipes, I just could not resist to post something else food related.

Its not a food recipe or food story or food shopping but its a freebie of how you can get your hands on some free KFC. The only catch is you should be good at the starring game which I am sure everyone has played in their life time either as kids or adults with their children.

The only requirments are you need to have a webcam on your PC or laptop.

I tried the game yesterday and manged to get a coupon for a free fillet burger worth £1.34. You cannot receive high price items but does include some good treats.

The promotion runs from 10 February 2014 to midnight of 27 April 2014.

You can win the following products – Hot Wings, Mini-Fillet Burger, Streetwise Wrap, Streetwise Snack Box and Streetwise All Stars.

You can play everyday until the promotion ends or ceases to run and once you qualified for a voucher whether its the hot wings, mini fillet burger you will have 5 tries to try and perform better to get a bigger price.

Once you download the voucher you could print it off or show it on your phone in particpating stores.

Hope you guys enjoy the promotion and wins some free KFC. I know I am going to try for a bigger price 🙂

I would love to hear from anyone who wins the Streewise All Stars.


I tried the game on 11 February and 12 February 2014 and won a couple of vouchers for a mini fillet burger and Streetwise All Stars which me and my OH was able to redeem today 13 February 2014 at our local KFC store without issue.

I tried to play the game again today 13 February 2014 and was greeted with this message from KFC



Congratulations to all the blinking marvellous champion starers.

Recently we challenged you to put your peepers to the test and take on our Streetwise
snacks, in the ultimate online staring competition. Within hours, hundreds of thousands
of you eyed up the masters of staring and beat them fair and square.

Due to sheer demand, Chicken Stare-Off has taken a break to rest its eyes.
So for now, enjoy your victory chicken (while stocks last).
And keep your eyes open for more fun and games soon.

So it seems that the game has temporarily been taken off. I will update this post if the game is back up for some free KFC.


Spicy Chicken Tikka on Naan with Cucumber Raita

I love getting a mix kebab (donner+chicken tikka+sheekh) over the weekend. But at a £5 price tag it is expensive. While I love donner kebab its also very fatty and unhealthy. Today I wanted to make my own takeaway meal with the chicken tikka on naan making it a good takeway meal to indulge on. 

I should mention the recipe was spicy with some sweat streaming on my forehand so I if you can’t handle spice very well half the spices to make it mild. 





  1. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and mix the chilli powder, paprika powder and cayenne pepper to the yoghurt to make it into a paste. Add the birds eye chilli to the paste and add the chicken pieces and marinate for 4-6 hours.
  2. On a hot pan add a slight dash of olive oil or sunflower oil and fry the chicken pieces on both sides.
  3. Grill the chicken on a medium grill for 10 to 15 minutes. 
  4. For the cucumber raita cut the cucumber into bite size pieces and mix it with the yoghurt and add the cumin and refrigerate it for an hour. I made the raita the same time as the marinade.  
  5. Serve with salad or eat on its own. 

Although the chicken was spicy I just used water to calm my mouth. How do you combat spicy food in your mouth, do you use water, milk, milkshake or just water? 

Chicken Chow Mein

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post as I have been a quite busy not blog related but I have managed some recipes to sure be easy and yummy.

Like anyone else I am a big fan of fast food and takeaway McDonalds, Pizza hut, KFC you name it. I am a big fan of Chinese food but not a big fan of the hefty price tag associated with it and not mentioning the salt content. To satisfy my Chinese food craving I tried to find a recipe for a chow mein which was simple, easy and would not break the bank. And I was not disappointed with the recipe I found from the Chinese chef Ken Hom  . I adapted by adding the recipe with some shreds of chorizo and the chilli giving some added heat to the dish.



  1. Add the shreds of the chicken to the marinade of 20mins.
  2. Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions and soak in cold water so it stopped cooking further
  3. In a wok or bigger pan add some vegetable oil and cook the chicken for 2-5 minutes till it’s cooked. Then set aside.
  4. Pan fry the spring onions, pepper, onion, chorizo, green beans and bean sprouts for a couple of minutes. Then set aside.
  5. Drain the noodles from the water and fry the noodles for a few minutes. Add the remaining cooked chicken and vegetables and add the marinade to the pan.


How do you cook your chow mein, I would like to hear your tips?

Note: I cooked the noodles and vegetables in batches especially if cooking for more than one person, unless you have a good wok.