Posts Tagged“chicken”

I have been making it a project lately to develop some more “straight into the crock pot” type recipes. This one is my take on the 1970’s favourite, “Apricot Chicken”. It was super easy to make, just throw everything in the slow cooker and switch it on! I used a large can of apricots in juice from Aldi, which from memory cost around $2.50. I thought I’d try using those instead of making the trek up to Coles to buy Apricot Nectar. The apricots in juice worked really well, and the bonus was that for less than the cost of…

Here’s a nice, easy, set and forget (well, almost) dinner idea. As the weather starts to cool down, it is a great time to get out the slow cooker. If you don’t own one, it is worth thinking about investing in one. They are pretty reasonable to buy, and really make cooking hearty, healthy and economical meals a breeze! I particularly like recipes like this one, that you just throw all the ingredients in and switch it on! This particular recipe has a lovely flavour, but is very mild, so it makes a great family meal. Ingredients 500-600 g boneless…

Chicken Schnitzel is a favourite in our house, and this gluten free version is so much nicer than anything you can buy.  The combination of parmesan cheese and almond meal makes a really tasty coating and you’d never know you were eating gluten free!  I used chicken tenderloin since I bought a large quantity on sale for $4.99 a kilo recently (yay!), but you can use chicken breast too.  If you use chicken breast, just slice it into pieces about a half inch thick before tenderizing. Ingredients 500 g / 1 lb chicken fillets (I used tenderloins) 2/3 cup almond…

As you may have picked up I am a huge fan of the humble slow cooker. Slow cookers enable you to make a lovely family meal with minimal time actually in the kitchen. This can be such a help when you have a lot on. I know that I have a bit of a busy week ahead so I used this morning to prepare a few dinners ahead of time. The great thing about the slow cooker is that you can basically throw all the ingredients together and then turn it on and leave it unattended to cook the meal!…

The slow cooker is a great way to “roast” meat, I use mine to roast beef, lamb, chicken and pork, and it does an amazing job. This method for roasting chicken is simple, yet produces the most moist and tender chicken you can imagine. The reason for sitting the chicken on top of some onion is so that it doesn’t sit down in the juices and stew, the onion also adds lovely flavour to the stock which forms. The stock can be used to make a delicious chicken gravy. After carving the meat off the chicken frame and using the…

Winter is a great time for warming dishes like risotto, the beauty of this recipe is that it can be put together very quickly then baked in the oven.  I like this method much better than the stove top method where you are tied to the stove to stir the risotto. Using a Dutch oven simplifies this method even more since you only need the one pot.  I will use my Dutch oven the next time I make this. You can substitute any vegetables you like; I just used pumpkin because that is what I had on hand. Ingredients 500g…

Recently I dropped in for a cuppa with a lovely friend of mine, who is a wonderful mum of two young children and a great home-maker. Her home is warm and inviting and on that particular day the most delicious aroma was wafting from her kitchen. When I enquired about the delicious smell, she told me she was cooking a vegetable soup with a butter chicken flavour, and she gave me a little sample. It was delicious! She wrote down the rough proportions of the spices she used, so today I have given it a go and made a very…