Fall is in full swing and there’s nothing better than making your home a cozy place. One of the best ways to do that (other than a couch full of seasonal throw pillows) is in the kitchen! Smell is one of our most powerful senses reminding us of home and family, it can even conjure up memories of meals we’ve shared (which is especially comforting during times we’ve had to spend apart because of the pandemic).

Try these spices and recipes the next time you make chicken to put a fresh spin on an old favourite and create new memories in your kitchen.

Ginger and Garlic Paste

So simple, so flavourful. Ginger and garlic paste can be used in practically anything. While ginger and garlic can be difficult to peel, chop, grate or press yourself, premade ginger and garlic paste is an easy alternative on busy nights. Use it to elevate any chicken dish including chicken curries, soups, butter chicken or even biryani. It’s spicy aroma will fill your kitchen and make any dish more robust in flavour.

Chicken Tikka

Chicken tikka recipe mix in a taquito! Mexican food favourite taquitos and South Asian chicken tikka team up to make Chicken Tikka Taquitos. While traditionally made with beef this version of taquitos features chicken marinated in chicken tikka spices making an unexpected fusion. Chicken tikka mix can also be used as a marinade for barbecued chicken breast or skewers.

Chicken Broast

Chicken broast is a batter mix for coating fried chicken (or anything you want to batter and fry!) Looking for a comforting meal on a cold fall day? Chicken Ala Kiev is a simple dish featuring chicken broast. Chicken is filled with butter and cheese then covered in batter. Its texture and flavour will please even the pickiest family members. Chicken Ala Kiev also makes a great appetizer, so keep it in mind for your next party platter.

Butter Chicken Masala

Butter chicken masala spice mix can be used to make everyone’s favourite, butter chicken. A new and exciting way to use it: Butter Chicken Khow Suey. This recipe pairs butter chicken with noodles to make a quick and flavourful dish that will have you looking at butter chicken in a whole new way. Butter chicken masala can also be used to season vegetables, other meats and even tofu.

Bombay Biryani

Looking for a simple way to make your rice more flavourful? Bombay biryani recipe mix is versatile, delicious and easy to prepare. Bombay biryani creates a bombay style rice which can be served with chicken, potatoes, and vegetables, or if you’ve got more time give Spicy Mandi a try. Chicken is marinated in bombay biryani and other spices and served over rice with a spicy mandi sauce.

Whether you’re looking for something simple or complex, adding these spices to your chicken dishes will create new family favourites that you can enjoy for years to come and make memories in your kitchen that will last a lifetime.