Tesco recently surveyed 2000 UK parents, and found out that Brightonians spend the most money on their weekly shop, with 41% spending more than £100 a week! They also discovered that 68% of people cook for more than thirty minutes a day during the week but these people clearly do not have new babies in the house! It also didn’t surprise me to learn than the favourite family meal to cook was the Roast Dinner, shortly followed by Spaghetti Bolognese and Pizza. In a bid to get people to reclaiming their mealtimes and being creative with food, flavours and ingredients Tesco have launched their #LoveEveryMouthful campaign, and asked me to cook their version of Brighton’s favourite family meal, a Roast Chicken recipe, you can find the recipe here if you want to try it yourself… but it’s easy as pie! You can take a look at the Real Food website for some more recipes inspiration too
- 6½ tbsp clear honey
- 5 tbsp soy sauce
- small piece ginger, grated
- 6 garlic cloves, crushed
- 5 tbsp rice wine
- 1 x 1·4kg Everyday Value whole chicken
- 1kg (2lb) charlotte potatoes, halved
- 2 lemons, thinly sliced
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 200g (7oz) Tenderstem broccoli
Add all ‘runny’ ingredients, plus the ginger and garlic together, boil on the hob until sticky and gloopy…
Then use half to glaze your chicken and whack it in the over for 50 minutes at 180 degrees… then cut your tatties and lemons up, toss together with the oil and after 50 minutes put them in the oven too, and re-glaze your chicken with the leftover glaze.
Set the alarm for 30 minutes, and serve with tenderstem broccoli!
The end result is a really easy (apart from having to entertain the baby whilst cooking) alternative to a full blown roast, which was lovely on a warm evening. The glaze was full of flavour and the lemon roasties were delicious! This was also the first meal that I’ve cooked in my new kitchen, so far it had been too hot/I was too tired/I’d eaten out!
What’s your favourite meal to cook? Also, if you’re from Brighton then a fellow blogger Rosie has been looking for Brighton’s best roast dinner, you can see her progress on her blog Rosie Posies Puddings and Pies