Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Day 12 - Baked chicken with root mash and garlicky greens

Extra Easy, all food free

Chicken thighs, skinless, boneless, trimmed of all fat and snorgly bits
Back bacon, trimmed

Whatever root veg you've got - we had
1 big carrot
2 small parsnips
1 huge potato
half a celeriac
2 cloves of garlic
Marigold vegetable bouillion powder
Quark (optional)

a big leek

Salt, pepper to taste

This is very easy. Trim the chicken and wrap the bacon round it. Arrrange on baking tray, preferably one with a rack in it to let the juices drain away, and bake in the oven - this will take about 40-45 minutes at about 200.

For the mash:
Peel everything and stick it all in a pan. Cover with cold water, bring to the boil, and when it's tender drain it all and mash together with a sprinkled teaspoon of powdered Marigold and a heaped tbsp of Quark. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

For the greens:
Slice the sprouts and leeks thinly, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Drain, spray with cooking spray, and add about 2 cloves of garlic, or however you like, and salt and black pepper. Stir fry briefly to soften the garlic.

Serve together. The leftovers will make cracking bubble and squeak tomorrow with a crispy fried egg ;)

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