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A meal from not much chicken?
Sat 15-May-10
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Green Rosie
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I've got a small bag of chicken breast meat and need to turn it into a meal for 2 adults and 2 boys (with healthy appetites).  Any ideasChef?

Oh and preferably quite quickly cooked  Wink

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Add potatoes and canned beans?

I'll try that again!

Sat 15-May-10
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Chicken and mushroom lasagne (or sweetcorn instead of mushrooms - depends on preference).

Heat the milk with some bay leaves and a small chopped onion. Leave to cool and infuse.

Fry the chicken pieces till just cooked. Cut into bite-sized pieces, or smaller.

Prepare any other vegetables if wishes - carrots/courgettes/peas/peppers - whatever is available.

Make a white sauce with the infused milk (removing the bayleaves).

Layer for the lasagne. Then plenty of grated cheese on top.

Cook for at least half an hour in the oven.

Voila!

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Sat 15-May-10
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Oh, forgot - this could be prepared earlier in the day, and just popped in the oven at the convenient time.

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Well done BS, I knew you'd come up with something half decent!  (Which is more than my contribution was

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I'll try that again!

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TA, you can tell that I love food and cooking.

I suppose I should be really overweight, instead of just cuddly .......... Big_Hug

that's my story, anyway.  Big_Laugh 

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Cuddly is good!  You must take a lot of exercise with all the things that you do, you always seem to be  busy.

I'll try that again!

Sat 15-May-10
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Though a lot of it is sitting down, TA !!! Big_Laugh  Big_Laugh Especially the craftwork!

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Well then, brain exercise is obviously using up untold calories...Wink

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brightspark said:

Chicken and mushroom lasagne (or sweetcorn instead of mushrooms - depends on preference).


Thank you Brightspark - dinner ended up being chicken, bacon and veg lasagne with aded wild garlic leaves.  It went down exceedingly well with requests for me to make it againChef

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Bonus !

Adding the bacon was inspired - well done, Rosie. That sounds really good! Ok

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That's because I didn't have any mushrooms or sweetcornWink

Mon 17-May-10
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ooh those lasagna recipes do sound good.....Chef

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Mon 17-May-10
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So pleased that you delivered a great meal, Rosie.

To be honest, one of my own personal "secrets" is crispy bacon, preferably streaky. It just works so well as a side to practically every meat, especially chicken and lamb - and amazingly, fried fish. Ok

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Wed 22-Sep-10
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Saw this title and just had to share with you what I am having to eat right now:

Made with chicken carcass as the only meat,

pearl barley (about 100g - pre soaking weight) correctly prepared

3 medium peeled potatoes (keep peel in freezer for making next time's stock) 

1 carrot (ditto above and top and tail of carrot)

2 celery sticks

1 courgette

1 onion

2 cloves garlic

Fry up all veg in a small knob butter plus vegetable oil, put in slow cooker and add 1 pint hot homemade chicken stock, adding as many of the bits of chicken that have fallen off the carcass as you can be bothered to salvage. Add seasoning (in my case a tsp of marmite but could be salt, and pepper) 

Cook on high if having for lunch, or low if tea (and you are making in the morning) until its time to eat.  Serve with lots of grated cheese.

I am trying to minimise our meat intake - for 3 reasons, health, environment and saving money. Thus the development of this dinner. Serves two adults and a toddler. 

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