Monday, 7 October 2013

Last Night's Evening Meal, Lemon and Orange Chicken

C found a great new recipe for chicken using oranges and lemons.  So adapted it and here is the result, stunning in my opinion(M).
The recipe:
6 chicken drumsticks + 4 chicken thighs -> £2.99 from Aldi
4 oranges -> 60p (small to medium, 10 pack for £1.50 from Sainsbury's)
2 lemons -> 53p (79p for 3 in Aldi)
1 onion from garden
1/4 cup olive oil*
4 cloves garlic, crushed (home grown)
1 tbsp italian seasoning home mixed from dried herbs*
1 tsp paprika*
1/2 tsp chilli flakes*
3/2 tsp onion powder*
2 tbsp light brown sugar*

* store cupboard ingredients cannot be priced accurately, but do not affect the overall price of each individual meal by much.

Garlic, italian seasoning, paprika, chilli flakes, onion powder and sugar mixed in pestle and mortar.

Add the oil, the juice of one lemon and two oranges

mix, pour over the chicken and allow to marinate.  We left this overnight in the fridge, but you could leave it for less time if you desire.

Chop the onion, and remaining fruit into slices and cover the bottom of a roasting tin. 
Place the chicken on top
Then cook in a hot oven (200C) for about 40 minutes (until juices run clear)

We served with rice made in the stock from the chicken with added sweet peppers, chestnut mushrooms,  and cauliflower (in with the rice).  The veg were the remainder of our weeks veg not used in the previous meals of the week.

In total this meal cost £4.12, with the addition of the rice and bits of leftover veg you could call it a round £5, and fed the 4 of us heartily with enough left over for M's bait today.

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