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Best recipes for leftovers: St Clements chicken, Romano pepper and rice noodle stir fry

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Best recipes for leftovers: St Clements chicken, Romano pepper and rice noodle stir fry

Danny found some rice noodles on the condemned food counter at Tesco and we decided to try making a stir fry with some of the leftover St Clements chicken and gravy. This was really quick and easy to make and quite delicious. Packed with lots of subtle, summery flavours, the sweet Romano peppers balancing the citrus hints of the chicken. St Clements chicken, Romano pepper and rice noodle stir fry recipe (for 2) Ingredients: I large handful of cooked diced St Clement’s chicken 100 ml of left over gravy (from the St Clement’s chicken) 1...

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Great recipes for leftovers: Summery spiced chicken curry recipe

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Great recipes for leftovers: Summery spiced chicken curry recipe

Many years ago Danny and I stopped for a curry in an Indian restaurant beyond the outskirts of Soho. When we pushed open the door we found that we were the only non Indian people in the restaurant. The meal was amazing. Hot, succulent and flavoursome. Nothing like the Indian restaurants that we know and love. A year later the yearning for their food was so overwhelming that we motored down to London to sample their food again. The restaurant had vanished, We walked up and down the street several times and eventually drove the 70 miles back...

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Best recipes for leftovers: Chicken with creamy mushrooms, puy lentils and cous cous recipe

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Best recipes for leftovers: Chicken with creamy  mushrooms, puy lentils and cous cous recipe

Leftovers. They tend to lurk in the fridge. Danny seems to have a mental list of them. “I just wondered who is cooking tonight? We have loads of leftovers. Pork and chicken and then there’s that ham…” D gets up earlier than I do. He has hours to examine the contents of the fridge. “We MUST use these leftovers up. It’s such a waste.” I know that it’s a failing but I rarely think, “Cold roast chicken. That could be transformed into a risotto/pie/sandwich.” I spot the chicken dressed in...

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Chunky chicken medallions filled with goats’ cheese, pesto and herbs on a warm Bulghur Wheat salad recipe

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Chunky chicken medallions filled with goats’ cheese, pesto and herbs on a warm Bulghur Wheat salad recipe

“How would you cook a couple of fat, free range organic chicken breasts?” Anna put down her brush and gazed into the middle distance. “I always marinade chicken breasts in lemon, garlic and olive oil. Have they got skin?” I didn’t know. I had just discovered them in the freezer this morning. “If they have skin you can tuck something under the skin. Such as Brie or Pesto and grill them. Or why not sun dried tomatoes? Or just slice the breast and slip something succulent. . “. Anna’s suggestions...

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