Tuesday, 20 July 2010

no fuss chicken courtesy of Mr Marks and Miss Spencer

Last night's dinner was very speedy and effortless :] Here's how you can do it too if you're in a rush or just want a stress night of cooking.

6-8 chicken pieces
A jar of Marks and Spencer hot and smokey fajita paste (use 3 quarters)
2-3 large bell peppers
3 onions
3 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons rich dark soy sauce
1 tsp Ras El Hanout
A generous pinch of mixed herbs
A generous drizzle of olive oil

You literally mix everything together in a big plastic bowl and bung it in a pre-heated oven at gas mark 5 for 45-60 mins....sorted!

It's quite spicy and goes great with rice any any other quick sides you fancy.

I know it's meant for fajitas but you'd be surprised how many different things you can make with jar pastes and sauces. E.g, when I'm making cottage pie and I want it to be as speedy as possible, I'll use a jar of bolognese sauce instead of making my own from scratch, and it tastes just lovely!

My secret weapon for any bolognese sauce is a teaspoon of Ras El Hanout, small pinch of cinnamon, a dash of soy sauce and a couple of bay leaves, gives it some kick without dramatically changing the flavour. It actually tastes better but then again I hate bland food. I can't cook something solely relying on a stock cube and some salt and pepper for seasoning. I'm north african, it doesn't fly with me lol


Ashi said...


that looks SOO good! i love spicy food...bland food is meh.

44nicole44 said...

thanks for the recipe!

Arabian eyes said...

drool just left my mouth humana humana

scouselovesmakeup said...

It's 2.20am and you just made me hungry!lol Grrr..damn you woman! xx

Anonymous said...

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