Chicken is a cheap, low-fat, healthy meat (particularly when skinned). Learn some quick, easy chicken recipes. You can then cut down on wasted time and expense by whipping up these tasty, inexpensive dishes for dinner.
Chicken Risotto Recipe:
1 cup of boiled chicken (or left-over roast chicken)
1 slice of bacon (streaky)
1 oz of butter (or olive oil)
1 onion (sliced)
1 cup rice (Patna)
handful of mushrooms (sliced)
1 tomato (or some tomato purée)
2 cups stock (hot)
salt and pepper (to taste)
Remove the rind from the bacon and dice the meat. Fry the bacon in a saucepan. Add the butter or olive oil. When warm, fry the onion until soft. Add the rice and fry it for around 5 minutes. Next, put the mushrooms and tomato in. Season with the salt and pepper and add the stock. Stir the mixture well. Cover the pan and cook gently until all of the liquid is absorbed. It will take around 1/2 an hour. Don't stir during this time.
Dice the chicken. Add it to the mixture 5 minutes before serving. Serve the dish topped with finely grated cheese and accompanied with a side salad.
Chicken and Tomato Sauce Recipe:
1 chicken (2 1/2 to 3 1/2 lb)
4 oz of cooked ham
salt and pepper (to taste)
juice of 1 large lemon
1/4 pint of olive oil
1/3 pint of tomato purée
1 cup of Port, or Malaga wine
Mince the ham and stuff the chicken with it. Roast the chicken in a hot oven (425 degrees Fahrenheit or gas mark 7). Baste the chicken with a mixture of the olive oil and lemon juice during cooking. When the chicken is nearly cooked, heat up the tomato purée and wine (blended together). To serve, put the chicken on a large dish and pour the sauce over it.
Chicken à la King Recipe:
1 cooked chicken (cold and diced)
1/2 pint of white sauce
1/4 lb of mushrooms (chopped)
small cup of sweet peppers (diced)
1 egg yolk
1 oz of butter
1 onion (chopped)
Fry the mushrooms, onion and peppers gently. Stir the egg yolk in with the white sauce and the fat out of the frying pan. Add the chicken, mushrooms, onion and peppers. Serve with boiled rice.
Burmese-style Chicken Curry Recipe:
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
1 dessertspoon of curry paste
salt (to taste)
1 pint of water
Joint the chicken. Heat up the oil in a frying pan. Add the garlic and curry paste. Cook for 5 minutes while stirring frequently (use a wooden spoon). Add the chicken, salt and water. Place the mixture in a casserole dish with a lid. Cook in a preheated oven (325 degrees fahrenheit or gas mark 3) until tender (for around 1 to 1 1/2 hours). Serve with boiled rice.
Once you have cooked these easy chicken recipes a few times, you will probably no longer need to consult the recipes. The lists of ingredients are quite short, so they are easy to remember when you are in the supermarket wondering what to cook for dinner.