Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Chicken Breast Recipe

Breaded Parmesan Chicken

Versatile Chicken breast recipe that can be served with a range of healthy sides. Here is it served with a twice baked cheesy potato and salad.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes


Chicken Breasts
Baked Potatoes
Cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper


1.  Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
2.  Hammer the chicken to flatten slightly to ensure even cooking.
3.  Grate the cheese and finely chop only a small part of the onion.
4.  Crack an egg into a bowl and lightly whisk.  Put some breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan and parsley into another bowl and mix through.
5.  Dip the chicken in the egg and then in the breadcrumb mixture.  Sit to the side.
6.  Pierce the baked potatoes and place on a microwaveable plate and cook in the microwave for 10 minutes or until softened.
7.  Remove the potato from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes.
8.  Heat some oil in a pan and fry the chicken breasts for 10 minutes each side until golden brown.
9.  Meanwhile put the cheese and onion in a bowl with a large knob of butter and scoop the potato out of the skin and mix through in the bowl and the butter and cheese is melted through and season.
10.  Put the mixture back into the potato skins, Place them in foil parcels on a baking tray and place in the oven for 10 minutes to heat through.
11- Serve chicken and potato with salad.

Finished Result

This can also be served with baby potatoes and any vegetable or savoury rice. Whatever your family like. Another favourite of ours with this is potato wedges and corn on the cob.

Chicken Breast is a great staple to have in your fridge and so many different recipes can be created, click on the link below for some more ideas or if you have any better ones please share.  I am always looking for new ways to cook chicken.

The great thing about the recipes on this site is that a lot of them are one pan - also saves on the washing up :)

Healthy Idea for Dinner

Mexican Food Recipe

Chicken Enchiladas

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Chicken Breast
Mixed Peppers
Jar Old el Paso enchilada sauce


1.  Chop peppers, onion and mushrooms.  Cut chicken into strips and grate cheese.
2. Fry chicken in a little oil until cooked, add vegetables and fry until cooked to your liking.
3.  Add half the jar of sauce and half the grated cheese, stir through and heat through.
4.  Lay a tortilla in an oven proof dish, spoon some mixture along the centre of the tortilla.  If you like your mexican food spicy and a few jalepenos and wrap up with the fold at the bottom.  Repeat for all tortillas required.
5.  Pour the rest of the sauce over the top of the wrapped tortillas and spread over, add remaining grated cheese and put in the centre of the oven for 15 minute and the cheese is bubbling.
6.  Serve

Finished Result

This recipe is great as the sauce is mild and can
be enjoyed by the kids and can be spiced up for
those who like their food a bit hotter.

Mexican food is so tasty and is a good healthy
option, with lots of colourful vegetables and beans.

For more Mexican food dinner ideas check out the web links below or if you have a recipe that you make for your family that you can enjoy please share it with us.

Links to Mexican Food recipes

Mexican food is so tasty and doesn't always have to include all the calorific dips.  There are healthy alternatives to use.  It is also a great option when entertaining as there are lots of little tapas that can be created that will not only  be a hit with the adults but the kids too - A favourite of ours is nachos.



Fast Mid Week Curry

Dinner recipe for a speedy tasty curry

This dinner is great if you are short on time but fancy something really tasty.

Preparation Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes if using dried rice/10 minutes if using ready made rice.


Cooked Chicken
Mayflower curry sauce




1.  Cook rice if using dried rice, if using microwave rice leave this step until later.
2.  Chop onion and fry in a little oil and set aside.  If you like cook some mushrooms at this too.

3.  Follow instructions on pack for preparing curry sauce - a rough guide is to use approximately a third of the box with 420 mls of water - this is enough for my husband and I and our 2 kids.
4.  Add water to pot and mix in powder, whisking until smooth, once brought to the boil, simmer for a couple of minutes.
5.  Add the cooked onion (and mushrooms and peas) and the chicken pieces and stir through to heat up.
6.  Serve with rice and prawn crackers.

Finished Result

This dish can be served with oven chips too as an alternative.

This is the easiest curry to make and is mild enough
that it can be enjoyed by kids.

There a so many curry recipes out there to enjoy- Chinese, Indian, Thai - Spicy, Creamy, Aromatic  please see some  links below to see just a small number of them.                                                                                                                                                        

I hope they give you some inspiration. 



If you have any quick dinner recipes like this to help us busy mums please let u know.