Monday, 7 February 2011

Herby Chicken & Mash: The Recipe

Last night, I decided to cook my famous 'Herby Chicken & Mash'... It looks like a total mess but I promise you, it's insanely tasty!

I kind of made this up when I first started cooking every day, about a year and a half ago, it's a "chuck everything in and hope for the best" recipe, I thought I'd list it here incase you guys wanted to have a go.

Please excuse the terrible instructions, I'm not too good at explaining how I cook - I just do it hehe... I might even do a video tutorial one day:


- 2 Large Chicken Breasts (with the excess fat trimmed off)
- 2 Large red onions (Chopped roughly, maybe into quarters)
- 3 Cloves of garlic
- Extra virgin olive oil (5 table spoons, use more if you're a fatty like me)
- Maris Piper potatoes (around 8 medium potatoes - we like TONNES of mash)
- Mayonnaise (4 tablespoons)
- Mixed herbs (3 tablespoons)
- Paprika (1 teaspoon)
- Salt & Pepper (season to taste)
- Garden peas (as many as you like)
- Sweetcorn (as above)
- Broccoli (as above)
- Dash of milk
- Knob of butter


- Peel and slice potatoes into thin pieces, boil in a large pan for the mash! This usually takes around 25 minutes when the potatoes are thinly sliced, keep an eye on these during the next steps

... meanwhile ...

- Use a sharp knife to cut the chicken breasts into large chunks (2 inches by 2 inches)
- Pour the oil into a large frying pan and start to warm
- Add the chicken and fry on a low heat until it starts to turn white
- Roughly chop the onion and peel the garlic cloves (crush these slightly with the back of a wooden spoon to release the flavour), scatter these randomly between the chicken to flavour the oil and add texture to the dish. 
- Continue to fry until the chicken is almost cooked through and has started to brown on each side.
- Put the vegetables into pans and boil. These normally take 15 minutes or so... reduce the time if you like your veg to be crunchy (YUK)
- Add the mixed herbs, paprika, salt and pepper to the frying pan, covering the chicken pieces
- Turn the heat up to finish cooking the chicken through. Fry for at least 20 minutes all together.
- Once cooked, switch the heat off on the frying pan but leave on the hob so that it keeps warm.
- While this is still on the hob, remove the potatoes, use a colander to drain the water and get mashing!!!!
- Add mayonnaise, a dash of milk and butter to the mash to make it extra EXTRA creamy!
- Drain the veggies!

Serve and ENJOY!!!

Feel free to add some of the cooked onion, a few bits may be slightly burnt by the time you're done but if you're like me and you love any onion... any way... then it'll be no problem!

:) x

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