Monthly Archives: January 2017

Speedy One Pan Chicken

fullsizerenderWhat you need:

  • 1 kilo chicken thigh fillets (off the bone – or on) (skinless)
  • 3 crushed cloves of garlic (or a heaped tsp out of the jar)
  • 2 tsp smokey paprika
  • 4 large thin skinned potatoes or 8 new potatoes
  • 2 carrots (chopped)
  • 2 sticks of celery (chopped)
  • 3 handfuls of stir fry mixed vegetables (something with lots of cabbage)
  • handful of cherry tomatoes
  • handful of mixed olives (I used the chilli blend)

The only time involved in this one is in the oven – prep takes 5 minutes!

Steam your potatoes for 5 minutes (which have been cut into large chunks) (don’t bother peeling).  In the bottom of a large casserole dish line it with your stir fry vege mix top with chicken pieces, top chicken with sprinkled paprika and garlic, throw over your chopped celery and carrots and potatoes, drizzle some olive oil over everything and in the oven at 200 degrees for 1/2 hour, throw on the olives and cherry tomatoes and give it 10 more minutes and serve, its lovely with garlic bread.

Ham & Egg cups

img_00153 sheets of puff pastry

12 eggs

200g chopped ham

1 cup of mexican blend grated cheese

olive oil spray for greasing or use paper cups

Once sheets of puff pastry are thawed use a large glass to cut a round shape to fit in your large 12 hole muffin pan.   Lightly oil muffin pan so avoid sticking or use paper cups to line.  Gently stretch out your puff pastry to cover whole of muffin hole in tin and then line with some shredded ham – break an egg over the top and place some more ham on top of each one and top with a sprinkling of cheese.  Bake in 200 degree oven for around 20 minutes or until eggs are set.