Homemade Chicken and Broccoli bake

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Here a simple recipe for making chicken and broccoli bake. Packed full of vitamins its a great dish for the whole family to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 4 medium chicken fillets, chopped
  • 1 medium onion
  • 450g / 1lb of broccoli florets
  • 1 tin of chicken or mushroom soup
  • 1 ½ dessertspoons of curry powder
  • 150ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 50g Breadcrumbs
  • 50g Cheddar cheese, grated

 

 

Method Of Cooking It 

  • First thing I do is to pre-heat the oven to 220°C /Gas Mark 7
  • Then I heat the oil in the saucepan,chop the onion and fry for around 2 to 3 minutes
  • Next I add the chicken pieces to the saucepan and cook for  around 10 minutes.image2
  • While the chicken is cooking I would place the broccoli in a saucepan of water and boil for around 10 minutes.
  • I then would mix the milk, chicken soup and curry powder together in a jug
  • When the chicken pieces are cooked I would place them with the onion and broccoli into the casserole dish.
  • Next I would pour the soup mixture over the chicken,onions and broccoli then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • The last thing I do is to cover the top of the mixture with the breadcrumbs and grated cheese.I love this part and the kids and I always end up nibbling on the grated cheese before it reaches the dish.
  • Finally I cook it in the oven for around 30 minutes or until the cheese starts to crisp up.
  • Serve and enjoy.

 

Spaghetti Bolognese

I love cooking up this little dish as its easy, fast and is also my daughters all time favorite food. I hope to travel to Italy someday to try out the different Italian dishes and learn the ways they are cooked but until then this how I would make my Spaghetti Bolognese at home for the family.

Ingredients I Used :-IMG_6236

  • 500g Mince
  • 6 Slices of Back Bacon
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • 400g Chopped Tomatoes
  • Tomato Puree Tube
  • Grated Hard Cheese Powered for the topping
  • Dried Spaghetti

Method Of Cooking It

  1. The First Thing I would do is to chop up my bacon slices then add a little oil to my pot and then I fry off the mince and bacon together.image (2)
  2. While the mince and bacon is cooking I then chop up the onion, mushrooms and garlic.
  3. Next I Take another pot and half fill it with water and then I put it on to heat ready for the dried spaghetti.
  4. Once the mince and bacon is well cooked I then add in the onions, mushroom and garlic together.
  5. The next thing I would to is to place my dried spaghetti upright inside the pot of hot water and bring it to the boil, as I do that the spaghetti will start to soften and fall into the pot.image (3)
  6. When the onions, mushrooms and garlic have been frying for a few minutes I would then add in my chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. I used half of my tube but you can choose how much you need to use based on how thick you want your sauce to be.image (1)
  7. Let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes and keep stirring it. At this point you can also add in things like chilli flakes or a dash of red wine but as this is being served to kids I’m keeping it fairly plain.
  8. Once the spaghetti is completely soft I then drain the water out of it. I would normally leave in the strainer about 5 minutes to make sure there is no excess water that will end up on your plate.
  9. After the spaghetti is drained of the water I would then place it on the plates and when I am happy with my sauce which will be well cooked by now I then added the sauce in the middle of the spaghetti.
  10. The last thing I would do is to shake a little powered Hard Cheese on top for extra flavour.

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I also served this with warm fresh garlic bread and there was clean plates all round am glad to say.