26 March 2009

A Yummy Tea

I was so impressed with myself tonight. I cooked a meal that I really enjoyed! I mean, most of the time I just go with the quick and familiar (my 4.55pm panic) but tonight, my more creative side seemed to take over!

I thought I'd share my (invented) recipe with you cause it was so delicious and so easy. It's one of those you can chuck in the oven and leave, then come back when it's done, 40 minutes later.

The kids (including a playdate friend) all gobbled it up, and Grandma was very impressed. So here goes...

Quick Baked Chicken and Veges

Before you start, heat the oven to 180oC.

Washed potatoes, choped into medium sized chunks (leave skin on)
Peeled Kumara (sweet potato), cut into chunks
  • Place in a roasting dish in a single layer. Pour over some olive oil and sprinkle with cracked black pepper and rock salt. Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes, turn once, at around the halfway point.
Baked Chicken with Bacon and Plum
Chicken pieces (1-2 per person), plum chutney, 4 middle bacon rashers, sliced in half lengthways.
  • Line a roasting dish with baking paper, place thawed chicken pieces in a single layer, then smear with plum chutney. Bake for approx 30 minutes, then top with bacon rashers and return to the oven for a further 20 minutes.
  • Check the chicken pieces are cooked by piercing with a sharp knife and making sure the juices run clear. (My cooking times are for a fan-forced oven).


Remove chicken from the roasting dish, leaving the juices behind. Slide the baking paper out and discard. Add 1 1/2 cups of water, a sprinkle of flour, cracked black pepper and a teaspoon of chicken stock powder. Bring to the boil on the stove top and stir until thickened and smooth. Tip into a Jug and serve with the chicken and veges. So delicious!

I also had new seasons' corn on the cob (boiled for about 8 minutes); so sweet and juicy they didn't need anything, no butter or even salt. Just delicious! Scrag even had a munch on one!

This meal fed 3 hungry adults, 3 hungry children, a baby and some leftovers.

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Amy said...

Wow this looks delish! Well done you - move out of the way Rachel Ray - there's a new cook in town!

Sophie said...

Nice. I haven't come across Plum Chutney, I'll have to look out for it!

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