Easy Dinner Recipes
Making dinners with the family is a rewarding experience; from choosing ingredients to food preparation and working as a team to make the magic happen in the kitchen. We have chosen some of our easiest recipes to inspire you to put your apron on and get cooking!
Creamy Chicken Stew
- 8 small chicken thighs
- 3 leeks, halved and finely sliced
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra if needed
- 500ml chicken stock
- 75g crème fraîche
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 3 tbsp dried or fresh breadcrumbs
- 200g frozen peas
- small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
- Cook the leeks and oil into a flameproof casserole dish on low heat. Add the butter and leave to simmer for about 10 mins until the leeks are soft.
- Next cook the chicken, skin-side down, in a large non-stick frying pan on medium heat and cook until the skin browns. Turn the chicken over to brown the other side. If the skin starts to stick, add a little oil. Move the chicken to the leeks, without the fat residue. Add the stock to the pan and leave to a simmer for 30 mins on low heat.
- Lastly, stir in the mustard, crème fraîche and peas and continue to simmer. You should have a nice bit of sauce. Next, put the grill on and sprinkle the mixture of breadcrumbs and parsley over the chicken and grill until they start to brown.
Here you are – an easy and delicious meal that the family can help prepare!
Swedish Meat Balls
- 375g lean pork mince
- 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
- 1 small garlic clove, finely grated
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 medium egg yolk
- grating of nutmeg
- grating of nutmeg
- 300ml hot low-salt beef stock
- 50g fine fresh breadcrumbs
- ½ tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp fat-free natural yogurt
- 400g spring greens, shredded
- cranberry sauce, to serve
- Start by putting 1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the onion for 10 minutes and they should be soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Leave to the side to cool.
- Combine the cooled onions to the pork mince, egg yolk, 5 gratings of nutmeg and the breadcrumbs in a bowl with your hands and form into 12 balls and leave to chill for 15 minutes.
- Heat the rest of the oil in a frying pan and fry the meatballs for 5 minutes over medium heat. Keep on turning until golden. Pour the stock over and leave to simmer for 8-10 minutes or until it has reduced a little. Stir in the mustard and yoghurt.
- Lastly, steam the greens for 5 minutes or until tender. You can serve the meatballs with the greens and a dollop of the sauce.
Here you go folks – two very easy and delicious dinners that the whole family can help with. Don’t forget to include everyone in the cleaning up too!
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