Lemon & Thyme Chicken
Lemon & Thyme Chicken
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This sounds good, but when I make this, I will use limes.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Lemon & Thyme Chicken
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This sounds good, but when I make this, I will use limes.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 C (400 F). Grease a baking dish, say a 7x11 dish, with butter or olive oil using a oil mister.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a non stick pan on medium heat, when hot, add the garlic and stir for 1 minute until fragrant. Do not burn the garlic, no one likes burnt garlic.
  3. To the pan, add the broth, lemon zest and juice, oregano, and the thyme leaves, stir then pour this into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Season each side of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper as desired, then place into the dish along with the lemon wedges and sprigs of thyme. If not using fresh sprigs, sprinkle some dried thyme over the chicken.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes, spooning the liquid over the chicken 2 to 3 times. Cook until the juices run clear from the chicken and it is cooked through.
  6. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes, serve and spoon the juices from the baking dish over the chicken.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I get chicken breasts again at Tesco, for now, I will say this is easily Low cost per serving.

This recipe forย Lemon and Thyme Chicken Breastsย is fromย For the Love of Cooking.

Spaghetti with Leeks
Spaghetti with Leeks
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Sounds very good, and the beauty of this is, it is a one pot dish, always a bonus when it comes to clean up. I think this would be a very nice side dish or a light meal with a salad on the side.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Spaghetti with Leeks
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Sounds very good, and the beauty of this is, it is a one pot dish, always a bonus when it comes to clean up. I think this would be a very nice side dish or a light meal with a salad on the side.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil, when hot, add the garlic, spring onion, leeks, and shallot and cook stirring often until the leeks are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the anchovy fillet(s) and mash that up, then add the red pepper, stock, cream, spaghetti, and salt as desired and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the spaghetti is tender and a sauce forms, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chives and cheese, season with salt as desired.
  4. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese on the side as a topping.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Jalapenos en Escabeche
Jalapenos en Escabeche
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Spanish for pickled jalapenos ๐Ÿ™‚ Heavy on the garlic, these sound really good. This is a fridge version, no need for canning these. On my to make list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
2 quarts 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 quarts 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Jalapenos en Escabeche
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Spanish for pickled jalapenos ๐Ÿ™‚ Heavy on the garlic, these sound really good. This is a fridge version, no need for canning these. On my to make list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
2 quarts 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 quarts 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: quarts
Instructions
  1. Sterilize two quart jars, you wont be canning these but you need them clean.
  2. Slice off the stem and pointy ends of the peppers, slice peppers into rings and place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a sauce pan, add the water, sugar, salt, peppercorns, bay leaves, and vinegar and bring brine to a boil.
  4. While the brine is heating, toss the carrot, garlic, onion, and olive oil with the jalapenos, then place mixture into 2 quart jars.
  5. Once the brine is boiling, remove the bay leaves and place one into each jar. Pour the hot brine into the quart jars.
  6. Leave jars on the counter, with no lids to cool to room temperature, then add the lids and place in the fridge for at least 1 week, 2 weeks is better to allow the flavors to really blend.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variant: 1. Leave the peppers whole after cutting off the stem and point end, can make two rows in a quart jar.

Adopted from a internet recipe.

Cheeseburger Casserole
Cheeseburger Casserole
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This sounds good, uses ground chicken as the meat instead of beef. And in keeping with the spirit of fresh, I am going to write this to use more fresh and less canned items. On my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
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This sounds good, uses ground chicken as the meat instead of beef. And in keeping with the spirit of fresh, I am going to write this to use more fresh and less canned items. On my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F). If not using a 12 inch heatproof pan, lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish. (I will verify the dish size when I make this.)
  2. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until just tender, drain and set aside.
  3. While waiting on the pasta to cook, heat a large non stick pan on medium heat, add the oil. When hot, add the onion and cook until softened, then add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the chicken and steak seasoning, stir and cook until the chicken until browned, it cooks further in the oven. Drain any liquids from the pan.
  5. To the pan add the tomatoes, tomato paste, mustard, and dill relish. Simmer for a few minutes then turn off the heat. Stir in the pasta and stir to coat well.
  6. If using a oven proof pan, smooth out the mixture and add the shredded cheese evenly on the the top, place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the mixture bubbles and the cheese melted in.
  7. If using a baking dish, transfer the pasta mixture to a 9x13 baking dish, spread out evenly and add the shredded cheese evenly on the top and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the mixture bubbles and the cheese melted in.
  8. Sprinkle with diced tomatoes and salt and pepper as desired and serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variant: 1. Use ground turkey in place of ground chicken.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Chicken Thighs (Slow Cooker)
Chicken Thighs (Slow Cooker)
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Sounds very easy and very good. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Chicken Thighs (Slow Cooker)
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Sounds very easy and very good. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For the chicken, quarters will provide the largest thighs, simply separate from the legs, freeze the legs for another dish. Leave skin on and bone, trim any fat.
  2. To your slow cooker, add the ketchup, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, Sriracha sauce, and lime juice, whisk together.
  3. Heat the oil in a large non stick pan on medium heat.
  4. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and when the pan is hot, add to the pan, work in batches if needed, cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes to get a nice brown on each side, as they are cooked, place in your slow cooker.
  5. Once all the chicken is added to the slow cooker, move the pieces around to coat them all.
  6. Set your slow cooker to Low setting for 6 hours and cover. Do not open the lip until 6 hours have passed. Set to Warm setting until you are ready to serve.
  7. Serve with hot cooked rice and garnish with cilantro.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I pick up 6 quarters and work it out from there, for now I will say low cost.

Shortcut: Cilantro Lime Rice.

Variant: 1. Use Cilantro Lime Rice in place of plain white rice to serve.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Omurice (์˜ค๋ฏ€๋ผ์ด์Šค)
Omurice (์˜ค๋ฏ€๋ผ์ด์Šค)
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This sounds good, and is a first for me to have Korean writing on the site as well, which is always cool to add the other languages. This is a fried rice dish inside an omelet. Originating in Japan then spread to other Asian countries. The main flavoring, ketchup ๐Ÿ™‚
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 20 minutes
Omurice (์˜ค๋ฏ€๋ผ์ด์Šค)
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This sounds good, and is a first for me to have Korean writing on the site as well, which is always cool to add the other languages. This is a fried rice dish inside an omelet. Originating in Japan then spread to other Asian countries. The main flavoring, ketchup ๐Ÿ™‚
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a large non stick skillet on medium heat with 2 tablespoons of oil, when hot, add the onion, spring onion, carrot, and pork. Stir fry until the pork is cooked through and the onion is soft, then stir in the soy sauce and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  2. Add the rice, stirring to break up any clumps until it is mixed well, then add the ketchup, taste, and season with salt and pepper as desired. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Same pan, heat a small amount of olive oil, while the oil is heating, break two eggs into a small bowl, whisk with a fork and add a pinch of salt and pepper if desired. Add the eggs to the hot pan and swirl them around to cover the bottom of the pan.
  4. When the bottom is set and the top of the eggs are a bit runny, turn off the heat and spoon in half of the rice mixture down the center of the eggs.
  5. Fold over both sides and and slide the omelet to the side of the pan, then flip onto a plate. Repeat the process for the second omelet.
  6. Drizzle some ketchup on the top of each and serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Arroz Con Pollo (Pressure Cooker)
Arroz Con Pollo (Pressure Cooker)
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This is a comfort food originating in Spain and is common in Latin America as well. There is as many ways to prepare this as there are shades of blue. This was originally written as pressure cooking the rice, then cooking the chicken. I am in Thailand, everyone has a rice cooker so I am sticking with that, and for folks in the states, many have rice cookers or can cook rice in a pot on the stove, so I am not going to add the rice part here. On my to cook list. I will be using my 9 1/2 quart stove top pressure cooker, if using an electric cooker, add a few minutes to the time on full pressure. Follow all the safety precautions for your model of pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Arroz Con Pollo (Pressure Cooker)
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This is a comfort food originating in Spain and is common in Latin America as well. There is as many ways to prepare this as there are shades of blue. This was originally written as pressure cooking the rice, then cooking the chicken. I am in Thailand, everyone has a rice cooker so I am sticking with that, and for folks in the states, many have rice cookers or can cook rice in a pot on the stove, so I am not going to add the rice part here. On my to cook list. I will be using my 9 1/2 quart stove top pressure cooker, if using an electric cooker, add a few minutes to the time on full pressure. Follow all the safety precautions for your model of pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika as desired. With the lid off your pressure cooker, heat the oil, when hot, brown the chicken, working in batches, set browned chicken aside.
  2. Then add the onion and garlic to the cooker, saute until the onion is softened.
  3. Add the chicken back to the cooker, sprinkle with the chili powder, saffron, and add the bay leaf and chicken broth.
  4. Place the lid on and lock, add the weight (jiggler), bring up the heat to high, when the jiggler starts to move and vent pressure, reduce the heat to low or medium low to maintain pressure release. Start timing for 12 minutes.
  5. When 12 minutes have passed, turn off the heat and move to an unused burner and allow a natural pressure release. When it is safe to open the pressure cooker, meaning it has vented to atmosphere and no pressure remains inside, open and remove chicken to a serving tray.
  6. Add the rice, peas, tomato, and olives to the cooker and stir together to heat through, can simmer on low heat for a few minutes if needed.
  7. Serve the chicken with rice on the side. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Chicken will cost about 52 Baht/kilo for quarters. For 4 servings, this is about 41 cents per serving. Great value.

I will verify the amount of chicken and procedures for sure with this recipe.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Coq au Vin (Pressure Cooker)
Coq au Vin (Pressure Cooker)
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This is a classic French recipe changed to use a pressure cooker. However, I am going to prepare the mushrooms and potatoes separately (mushrooms will be sauteed, potatoes will be steamed). On my to cook list. I will be using my 9 1/2 quart stove top pressure cooker, if using an electric cooker, add a few minutes to the time on full pressure. Follow all the safety precautions for your model of pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Coq au Vin (Pressure Cooker)
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This is a classic French recipe changed to use a pressure cooker. However, I am going to prepare the mushrooms and potatoes separately (mushrooms will be sauteed, potatoes will be steamed). On my to cook list. I will be using my 9 1/2 quart stove top pressure cooker, if using an electric cooker, add a few minutes to the time on full pressure. Follow all the safety precautions for your model of pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. With the lid off your pressure cooker, heat the oil, when hot, brown the chicken, working in batches, set browned chicken aside.
  2. Add the bacon and onion to the cooker, browning the bacon, stir often to get a nice brown, then add the garlic and cook until just fragrant.
  3. Add the chicken back to the cooker and sprinkle on the flour and mix everything together.
  4. Add the wine then season as desired with salt and pepper and add the bay leaves.
  5. Place the lid on and lock, add the weight (jiggler), bring up the heat to high, when the jiggler starts to move and vent pressure, reduce the heat to low or medium low to maintain pressure release. Start timing for 12 minutes.
  6. While the chicken is cooking, add water to a saucepan and fit it with a steamer basket (or as I will do, use a rice cooker with a steamer basket). When you have good steam, add the potatoes and steam until fork tender. Skin on or off potatoes is up to you. Keep an eye on the time for the chicken.
  7. While the chicken is cooking, and potatoes steaming, heat a non stick skillet with a splash of olive oil and a tablespoon of butter if you like, when hot, add the mushrooms and saute until they have released their moisture and starting to brown. Keep an eye on the time for the chicken.
  8. When 12 minutes are up for the chicken, turn off the heat and move to an unused burner and allow a natural pressure release, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. When the potatoes are fork tender, remove from the steamer. When the mushrooms are starting to brown, remove the skillet from heat.
  10. When it is safe to open the pressure cooker, meaning it has vented to atmosphere and no pressure remains inside, open and remove chicken to a large serving tray, arrange potatoes and mushrooms around the chicken, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
Recipe Notes

Chicken will cost about 52 Baht/kilo for quarters. For 4 servings, this is about 41 cents per serving. Great value.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Fajita Peppers
Fajita Peppers
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I have some bell peppers I need to put to good use so I thought up this idea last night, basically stir frying the chicken, onion, and bell pepper tops with fajita seasoning and stuffing into bell peppers with cheese and baking. I made this on 26 Apr 2018 and they are very good! Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 1-24 hours
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 1-24 hours
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Fajita Peppers
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I have some bell peppers I need to put to good use so I thought up this idea last night, basically stir frying the chicken, onion, and bell pepper tops with fajita seasoning and stuffing into bell peppers with cheese and baking. I made this on 26 Apr 2018 and they are very good! Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 1-24 hours
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 1-24 hours
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
To Marinate the Chicken
  1. Cut the chicken breasts into 4 strips lengthwise, then cut each strip into 1 inch pieces, i.e., bite size ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Place the chicken, olive oil, lemon juice, and seasoning mix in a large zip lock bag, squeeze out the air and squish everything to mix and coat the chicken. Place in the fridge for 1 hour or even overnight to marinate.
To Prepare
  1. Cut the tops off the yellow and red bell peppers and empty out the seeds and remove the membranes as well. Place peppers in an 8x8 baking dish.
  2. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F). Remove the stems from the tops and dice the tops. Dice the entire green bell pepper.
  3. Drain off any liquid from the marinated chicken. Heat a large non stick pan with a splash of olive oil, when hot, add the sliced onion and the diced peppers, when starting to soften, add the drained chicken. Cook until the chicken is cooked on the outside and the onion and bell pepper is softened (the chicken cooks more in the oven).
  4. Fill each bell pepper halfway with the chicken mixture, then add some shredded cheese, then top that and fill the peppers to the top, be generous and spoon some extra chicken on the top to round them off. Sprinkle with a bit more cheese.
  5. Add about 1/2 inch water to the baking dish, cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake until the cheese is just starting to brown up, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and serve with your favorite vegetable side dish or a salad. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Chicken breasts will cost about 30 Baht/500 grams. The peppers are about 40 Baht for 2, so 5 peppers would be about 90 Baht. For 4 servings, this is about 94 cents per serving.

Shortcut:ย Fajita Seasoning Mix.

My own creation, Lee Thayer.
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Tuna & Rice
Tuna & Rice
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To me this sounds good, I will have to give this a try. Simple ingredients. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Tuna & Rice
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To me this sounds good, I will have to give this a try. Simple ingredients. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large sauce pan, when hot, add the onion and cook until softened, stirring often. When the onion is soft and translucent, add the rice and stir to coat with the oil and cook until the rice grains have a glassy look.
  2. Add the stock, stir then cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the peas and corn, cover and cook another 10 minutes. Remove from heat and leave the pot covered to stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Open and drain the canned tuna and place in a small bowl and flake with a fork. If using fresh cooked tuna, you will need 1 to 1/2 cups.
  5. Gently stir the parsley into the rice, then the tuna, serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut:ย Fresh Tuna.

Variant: 1. Use a mix of peas and corn, peas, corn, and carrots, or go all out and a mix of peas, carrots, corn, and green beans.

Adapted from an internet recipe.