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One-pan lemony chicken rice

  I love anything that can be cooked using just one dish- it makes life so much easier, so I'm often experimenting with one pan wonders. This one was inspired by the fact that my girls seem to love anything which is lemony (such as this lemon and thyme chicken penne and this Lemony chicken and cannellini bean stew).  It was such a hit with the girls, and when my husband smelt it he said he hoped we were having it too! The amounts that I've put here fed us as a family of 4- my ...

Lemon & thyme chicken penne

  I sometimes struggle to find a meal that I know the whole family will like- my daughters have complete opposite tastes! This is something I cook if I need both something quick, and something that I know everyone will eat. It is very simple to make, but is really tasty- It certainly feels perfect as a lighter pasta dish now we are having longer, sunny evenings! Thyme is a readily available herb, but also so easy to keep yourself- it's very hardy! I am a terrible gardener, and it ...

Lemon chicken penne

We have a favourite new roast chicken recipe from my newest cookbook, Sirocco ( absolutely amazing book by the way!)- it uses the zest of 2 oranges and 2 lemons, so I needed to find a way to use the juice so it wouldn't go to waste (we just drank the orange!). I've often mixed seafood with lemon and pasta, but never chicken, so this recipe was a bit of an experiment but I thought it was a winner! My kids love this too, without the chilli. I have loads of chicken breasts at the moment as ...

Mini ham and mushroom quiches

Using the ham to make a cupe for the little quiches not only keeps them tidily together, but adds a lovely base to the egg, with some lovely crispy bits around the edges.  

Chicken kiev

If you use the Dairylea triangles in this recipe as part of your Healthy Extra A then these tasty kievs are only 2.5 syns. Rice Krispies provide a super-quick and easy crispy coating.