Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 kg (2.2 lb) chicken breasts 
  • 1 onion, diced 
  • 1 tsp garlic, crushed 
  • ½ cup honey 
  • ¼ cup soy sauce 
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce 
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil 
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted

Thickener

  • 2 Tbsp cornflour
  • 3 Tbsp water

Method

  1. In a slow cooker, add the chicken breasts, onion, garlic, honey, soy sauce, tomato sauce, rice vinegar, and  sesame oil.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and put it to the side.
  4. Combine the cornflour and water to form a paste. Mix into the sauce in the slow cooker.
  5. Add the chicken back into the slow cooker and cook on high for 30 minutes.
  6. Slice the chicken and serve with the sauce.
  7. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top of the chicken.

Serving Suggestion

Serve on a bed of rice with some winter vegetables.


Friday, 18 June 2021

Creamy Char-Grilled Capsicum Penne

Ingredients

  • 250 g GF penne
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 250 g jar char-grilled capsicum, sliced
  • 300 ml carton long-life cooking cream
  • 1 cup GF chicken stock
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese

Method

  1. In a large saucepan of salted boiling water cook penne according to packet instructions
  2. When penne is cooked, pour off half a cup of liquid and reserve
  3. Strain off the remaining liquid & set the penne aside in the strainer for later 
  4. Return saucepan to hotplate & add oil
  5. Add onion and garlic & cook until soft
  6. Add spinach & capsicum - cook until spinach is wilted
  7. Stir in cream, chicken stock & reserved liquid from penne - bring to a simmer
  8. Add cooked penne & stir until re-heated - season with cracked pepper
  9. Garnish with Parmesan cheese & serve