Best-selling children's author Annabel Karmel shares this fabulous mango and apricot chicken recipe from her new cookbook, 'Quick and Easy Toddler Recipes'.
Makes 3 portions
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil
For the sauce
1 tbsp apricot jam
1 tbsp mango chutney
4 tbsp crème fraiche
1 tsp Worcesterhsire sauce
1 tbsp lemon juice
1. Toss the chicken in the honey and season. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken quicly until brown and just cooked through.Set aside.
2. Put all the sauce ingredients plus 2 tbsp of water into the pan.; bring to the boil, return the chicken to the pan and simmer for 2 mins. Season and serve with rice, if you like.
Annabel's ingredient shortcuts
Keep fresh ginger longer by peeling it and popping in the freezer – the same goes for chillis.
Crumbs and crumbles:
When making fresh breadcrumbs, make more than you need and freeze the extra in a bag. You can also freeze crumble topping and store it in the freezer.
To get quick and perfect rice every time, boil-in-the-bag takes just 10 minutes.
Ease with Cheese: if you are very short on time, you can purchase ready grated cheese. Spreadable cheese is also a quick and tasty pasta sauce option.
Pasta-a-plenty: Always cook-up extra pasta, as you can make great lunchbox salads or reuse the next day.
Carrots that keep:
Peel and cut a batch of carrots into small sticks; put in a Tupperware box and cover with ice cold water. Pop in the fridge and they will last a whole week – the perfect afterschool snack!
Frozen aisle for veg:
Frozen vegetables are just as nutritious as fresh as they are frozen within hours of being picked, locking in all the nutrients. Keep some in your freezer for those busy days.
Flavours and spices:
Keep some squeezy tubes of garlic, ginger and chilly in your fridge to add instant flavour to your meals.
• Quick and Easy Toddler Recipes, published by Ebury Press on 20 June 2013. For more information: http://www.eburypublishing.co.uk.
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