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Hasselback Cheesy Chicken

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Hasselback potatoes now has competition! lol!   Using up leftovers in my fridge again!  Tasty wee dinner treat tonight.

Makes 1

1 x Chicken Breast

1 tbsp Lightest Philadelphia (Cream Cheese)

Small handful of cheddar cheese – grated. I used my favourite, Scottish Galloway!                                  20160809_125733

1 Smoked Bacon Medallion

Pepper to taste

 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg.
  2. Place chicken breast on a baking tray and make slices about 1 inch long and 3/4 way down to base. 20160809_125401
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  4. Sprinkle grated cheddar on top and finish with sprinkle of pepper.                         20160809_125724
  5. Oven bake for 25 mins.

Serve….so Yummy!

 

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Chicken, Leek & Bacon Filo Pie

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A Healthier and Lighter way for a truly scrumptious pie. Love this combination and love the fewer calories using filo. We do love our pie Sunday’s.

 

Makes 2 pies

2 Chicken Breasts – cubed

1 Leek – sliced finely

4 lean smoked bacon – sliced

300ml milk

1 Chicken Stock cube

2 tbsp flour

1 tbsp nutmeg

15g butter

Salt & pepper

 

  1. Brown chicken in a medium heat pan, the remove from pan
  2. In the same pan brown the bacon and remove from pan
  3. Saute the leeks in the same pan and remove
  4. Melt butter in the pan and gently stir in the flour to a smooth paste
  5. Crumble the chicken stock cube into the milk and the slowly add to the pan little at a time stirring until thickened.
  6. Add the chicken, leeks, and bacon, season and add nutmeg then simmer for 15 mins.
  7. Brush the filo sheets with melted butter or a little olive oil.
  8. Spoon the chicken mixture into an oven dish equally then scrunch each filo sheet and add to top of mixture in dish. 13035461_810332299068305_2123061196_o  13035443_810333409068194_63101620_o
  9. Bake in an oven 180 deg for 20-25 mins until golden brown.
  10. Serve with some veg or potatoes….Yummy!

I always know I’ve made a perfect pie when my partner leaves nothing on the plate..lol.!

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Homemade Brunch Egg Muffins

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I simply love quick, easy, tasty comfort food and this is one of my favourite’s, especially on a Sunday morning! Today I decided I deserved a treat and had my Sunday brunch muffins with a glass of Bucks Fizz…..perfect pairing!

The great thing with Muffins is anything goes so you can add any flavour and ingredients you please.

Here are some of my fav’s:-

Makes 8

6 Eggs – beaten

Ground Black Pepper to season

These are the basics, you then add in everything you like…………….

Muffin 1 – Smoked Bacon, tomatoes, spring onion, chopped kale, cheddar cheese

Muffin 2 – Mushrooms, courgettes, tomatoes, spring onion, chopped kale, cheddar cheese

Simply place all your ingredients into a muffin tin, pour over the eggs and season. Bake at 180 deg for about 20-25 mins.

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Chicken, Bacon and Leek Stew with creamy mash

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Serves 2

1 x Chicken Breast – cut into small chunks

4 rashers of smoked Bacon – chopped

1 leek – sliced

50ml chicken stock

150ml milk

salt and pepper to taste

1 tbsp coriander

oil for frying

100 g green beans trimmed and chopped

1 onion – chopped finely

75ml creme fraiche

2 Bay leaves

2-3 potatoes – peeled and cubed

Chicken Stew:-

1. Lightly brown the chicken in a pan, add in the bacon and brown further, add in the onion and brown, add in the leeks and cook for a further few mins.

2. Add salt, pepper to taste.

3. Pour in chicken stock and 100 ml milk and bring to the boil, add in green beans and drop in Bay leaves, then reduce to simmer for approx 30 mins.

4. Add in coriander and 50 ml creme fraiche and cook through for a further 5 mins. If your sauce needs thickened add a little flour (or cornflour) and mix.

Creamy Potatoes:-

1. Bring to the boil the potatoes until soft. Drain and mash.

2. Add in 2 tbsp butter, 50ml milk and 2 tbsp creme fraiche and mash up well until smooth and creamy.

Serve both on plate….yum!

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My favourite Breakfast Frittata (another combination that works)

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Serves 1 – approx 350 calories

2 handfuls of baby spinach

2 smoked rashers of smoked bacon (chopped)

1/2 courgette (sliced)

2 medium eggs (whisked) with 30 ml milk

handful of chopped chives

cracked black pepper to taste

1. Lightly fry bacon and courgettes until browned, add in the spinach and stir for 1 more minute.

2. Beat the eggs, milk, pepper and chives together.

3. Transfer bacon mix to an oven dish and pour in the egg mixture evenly

4. Preheat oven to 190 deg and cook for 20 minutes.  Serve.

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Healthy Bacon and Egg Flower Pots

 

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My Bacon and Egg flower pots.  – Avg calories per serving 250.

 

4 Lightly Smoked Turkey Rashers

2 Medium Eggs

2 tomatoes

Handful of kale

1/4 Avocado sliced

Ground Black Pepper to taste

 

1. Pre-heat oven to 190 deg.

2. Lightly spray a few holes in a muffin tin with spray oil

3. Lightly fry the bacon until slightly browned, approx 4 mins. Place into the muffin tin to make a base.

4. Crack the eggs into the bacon base and sprinkle some cracked black pepper on top to taste.

5. Half the tomatoes and place into one of the muffin spaces to cook.

6. Bake in the oven for approx 15 mins or 10 mins if you like eggs runny.

7. Meanwhile bring large pan of water to boil, add Kale and then simmer for 8 mins, drain.

8. Place Kales on a plate then top with bacon/egg cups, tomatoes and avocado. Yummy!

 

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Morning Bacon and Tomato Frittata

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Love these variations for Brekkie. 225 Calories per frittata

2 medium eggs – beaten

50ml skimmed milk

1 tomato sliced

2 rashers of reduced fat lean smoked bacon

salt and pepper to taste

tablespoon of chives

 

1. Mix beaten eggs, milk, sat, pepper and chives together set aside

2. Lightly fry bacon with low fat spray olive oil or teaspoon of olive oil until browned

3. Put bacon into an oven dish, slice tomato and place on top

4. Pour in egg mixture evenly and bake for approx 20 mins at 200 deg.

Yummy filling brekkie 🙂  To make this even more healthy add in some Kale.