Cooking with Abel & Cole: Chicken

If you read my last post, you will know that I'm doing a little series on here with Abel & Cole. They kindly sent me one of their Marvellous Meat Boxes and a Salad box to have a little play with and, this is the first recipe.

I decided to use the chicken breasts first. You get two in the box and, they're rather large! So, I managed to do two meals with them.

Now, I never used to be a huge fan of chicken breasts as I find them to be quite dry when they're cooked but, I have now figured out a way of cooking them so they are so moist, they fall apart!

And, because I'm so nice, I'm going to let you in on how I do it.

Chicken and Mango salad
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You will need
Chicken breasts
Lettuce
Tomato
Salt and pepper
1tsp Cumin seeds
Knob of Butter
1tsp Turmeric
100g Plain Flour
Mango
Olive oil

Get a large saucepan and throw in your knob of butter and a glug of oil. Whilst that's melting, flatten your chicken breasts with a rolling pin.

Mix the Turmeric into the flour along with the salt and pepper. Quickly dredge each chicken breast in the flour and then place in the saucepan. Sprinkle the cumin seeds over.
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Give the chicken breasts 1 minute in the saucepan and then flip them over. Turn the heat down to a medium setting and then put a lid on the pan. Set the timer for 10 minutes and DO NOT TOUCH OR OPEN THE LID until the timer goes off. 

Once the 10 minutes are up, switch off the heat, give the saucepan a little shake and then walk away for another 10 minutes again, DO NOT OPEN THE LID! 

I promise you, they will be so moist you will never cook your chicken breasts another way. 

Chop the lettuce, slice the tomatoes and scoop out the mango, leaving half to one side. Arrange in bowls and then cut your chicken into slices and lay on top. Make sure you leave one of the chicken breasts for the next recipe!
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Ta-da!

Next up..

Creamy Chicken and Mango curry
You will need
The other chicken breast, chopped
1 Onion, diced
Salt and pepper
1tsp Cumin seeds
1 can of coconut milk
Mango
1tsp Garam Masala

Put your mango, Garam Masala and onion into a blender or food processor and make a 'mush'

I'm all about the technical terms!
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Heat up a large saucepan and add a little oil. Add the mango and onion mush into the saucepan and heat through until its nice a soft. 

Add the coconut milk and cumin seeds and let it simmer. Then add your chicken and give it a big stir through. 
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Ensure it's piping hot and then serve with rice and, mango chutney. 
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Delicious! 

Another yummy recipe will be up soon!