Ok, if you have read my blog before, you will know of my quest for as many different chicken and tomato dishes as possible, or so it seems. Obsession? Possibly. So this week I found myself cooking two similar dishes, there are subtle differences, so you get 2 for the price of 1 with the following recipes.
Chicken & Tomatoes on the Oven
Serves 2 Weight Watchers Pro Points per serving 17
4 chicken thighs with skin on
1 can chopped plum tomatoes
Handful chopped mushrooms
2 tsp olive oil
1 red pepper chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp Harissa paste
1 sprig thyme leaves, fresh
120g cous cous, dry weight
Heat the oil on a pan, add the garlic and Harissa paste and chicken and fry gently until golden. Pour over the tomatoes, add the pepper, mushrooms and thyme and bring to a simmer, them pop into the oven at 160oc for 1 hour.
Make up the cous cous as per instruction and serve.
The harissa gives a lovely delicate spice flavour and the skin will go lovely and crispy on the chicken - a bit of a treat. I used my terracotta cooking pot - for use on hob and in oven and it worked a treat, not to harsh on the frying, retaining the heat well in the oven.
Spanish Chicken in the Slow Cooker
Serves 2 Weight Watcher pro Points per serving 14
4 chicken thighs - skinless
80g Chorizo, cut into cubes
2 cans chopped plum tomatoes, or less if you prefer less sauce
1 onion, chopped
4 carrots, cut into batons
1 tblsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne
Toss everything in the slow cooker and cook on low all day or on high for 6 hours.
Serve with 150g new potatoes at 3pp to bring the total up to 17pp for the dish.
The meat was so tender in this dish it just fell off the bone, the seasoning was subtle but very tasty, the flavour of the chorizo really comes through. I did make it up with the two cans of tomatoes and there would have been enough sauce for 4! so I will reduce the quantity next time.
This recipe I picked up from the Weight Watchers recipe exchange online, I think you have to be a member to view, but well worth it for a wide range of healthy recipe ideas.
Welcome to my cooking diary. I am a fairly good cook willing to try most things, I hope to continue to expand my repertoire and cook healthy (ish) dishes. I use this blog as a aide memoire so I don't forget what I have cooked!