Posts Tagged ‘Chicken’

I have been cooking/baking a lot of things that I have come across on Pinterest over the last month or so, so thought maybe I should share the outcomes occasionally. Katrina from The Organised Housewife commented on my recent meal planning post, asking for the recipe for the Coconut Chicken. This one one of my Pinterest finds, and it was SO yummy!

Here is the image that I pinned

 

Ingredients

Chicken Breast– boneless, skin off (I used quite a large double breast)

2 large eggs

1/4 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup plin flour (all purpose)

1 cup panko bread crumbs (I used a bit extra)

1 cup shredded coconut

1/2 tsp salt

Vegetable oil for frying

Sweet Chilli Sauce to serve

Method

Portion chicken into pieces, trimming excess fat as you go.

Set up 3 bowls for the crumbing process. Put the flour in the first bowl, whisked eggs and coconut milk in the second, and mixed panko and coconut in the thrid.

Coat chicken pieces in flor, and gently shake of excess. Coat floured chicken in egg mix, and let excess drip off before coating with the panko/coconut mix

Heat oil in a wok or saucepan, and fry chicken in small batches.

Drain well

Serve with rice and sweet chilli sauce. You could serve plain rice, fried rice, noodles, or even steamed vegetables. I served ours with coconut rice to use the rest of the coconut milk.

The coconut rice was a bit of a last miniute “ah, just chuck it all in and see what happens” type adventure, but I will list what is in it incase anyone is interested. Please remember though, that this is just an estimate of what I used.

Tanya’s Coconut Rice

1.5 cups long grain rice, rinsed well

3/4 tin coconut milk (400ml tin I think)

2 tins of water

2 star Annise

1 cinnamon stick

2 Tbl sp sugar

Place all ingredients in bowl of electric rice cooker, and mix well. Turn on and cook until rice cooker turns off. Let sit for 5-10mins to steam.

Note: keep an eye on the liquid level as the rice cooks. I originally put in 1.5 tins of water, and found I needed to add more as the liquid absorbed to avoid burning the rice.

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Here is this week’s meal plan. We are already 5 days in 😀

Source: wp.me via Tanya on Pinterest

Source: taste.com.au via Tanya on Pinterest

Friday- Crispy Chinese Style Pork Belly, Garlic Noodles, Bok Choy, Asian meatballs, Korean Beef

Saturday- Rissoles and Veg

Sunday- Coconut Chicken and Coconut Rice

Monday- Tuna Patties and veg

Tuesday- Slow Cooker Devilled Sausages

Wednesday- Mongolian Lamb and Fried Rice

Thursday- Slow Cooker Bacon Wrapped chicken, with BBQ Apple Sauce



The Organised Housewife

I am so glad that I join this little link party. I get so much inspiration & motivation from it, but I also get reassurance. Reassurance that I don’t need to cook big fancy meals every night; reassurance that I am feeding my family well with my (sometimes VERY) basic meal plans; reassurance that I am giving LOVE as well as nourishment, through the food that I prepare. Please, pop on over the The Organised Housewife, and join in 🙂

So, as I have mentioned before, I shop fortnightly on a Friday (tomorrow is shopping day) for meat, pantry items and 1 weeks worth of fruit and veg, based on a fortnightly plan of meals that I prepare before shopping day. I then go back as needed for bread and milk, and I go on the ‘off’ week to restock the fruit and veg.

This coming weeks plan is as follows.

Friday- Slow Cooker Farmhouse Chicken Casserole (my kids LOVE this, and always have seconds…sometimes thirds!), with steamed veggies and mashed potato

Saturday- Tuna Mornay (HUGE hit with the kids last time, they requested it again!)

Sunday- Sausages and vegetables

Monday- Chicken Massaman Curry and rice

Tuesday- Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs with homemade garlic bread

Wednesday- Crumbed chicken breast and vegetables

Thursday- Slow Cooker Devilled Sausages

Baking- Banana Cake, Good Ol’ Homemade Brownies (YUM!!! see my post about this recipe HERE), Butter Cake (Coles brand packet mix), Wholemeal Bread (Lauke Bread Mix)

Source: taste.com.au via Tanya on Pinterest

The Organised Housewife

I have decided from now on I will do a big fortnightly grocery shop, and then one small one in between fro fresh fruit and veg, and anything we may run out of, and actually need, such as milk and bread. As part of this new routine, I am also doing a fortnightly meal plan for dinners.

We are currently halfway through our fortnight.

Week 1:

Friday- Crumbed chicken breast, steamed veg, and potato bake

Saturday- lasagne, salad and garlic bread

Sunday- Lemon Chicken Stir Fry

Monday- Chicken Burritos

Tuesday- Kayla’s Birthday: Party Pies, sausage rolls, ricotta and spicach puffs, chicken nuggets, ice cream cake

Wednesday- Sausages and veg

Thursday- Hoisin Pork lettuce cups, Masaman Lamb curry and rice

Week 2:

Friday- (possible away)

Saturday- (possible away)

Sunday- left over lasagne, toasties

Monday- Slow cooker Beef Strog

Tuesday- Pork stir fry

Wednesday- Thai Red Chicken Curry (a regular as the kids LOVE it)

Thursday- Chicken, pumpkin, spicach and ricotta canneloni

Baking: Vegemite and cheese scrolls, pizza rolls, cheese and bacon rolls, cookies

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