Curried Chicken Pie #GBBO #GBBOBloggers2017 #GBBO2017

Curried Chicken Pie #GBBO #GBBOBloggers2017 #GBBO2017

This Curried Chicken Pie is a great way to use up leftover chicken and vegetables from a roast dinner. With just a shortcrust pastry lid, this pie is a tasty dinner for a mid week family meal.

Curried Chicken Pie With it being pie week on the Great British Bake Off this week, it was a great excuse to make a pie for tea and eat some homemade pastry! I do not eat pastry very often because, while blooming’ delicious, ultimately it is not very low in fat/calories and also because my two boys do not eat it. However, I was quite excited to bake a pie this week, and decided to be a bit different and make a Curried Chicken Pie in the hopes that it might make it more interesting for my fussy eaters.  Read More

Slow Cooker Pumpkin & Mixed Bean Chilli

Slow Cooker Pumpkin & Mixed Bean Chilli

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With pumpkins and squash in abundance in the supermarkets at the moment , I thought I would have a go at making something other than a cake or some soup with it. Having been sent a jar of ready made chilli sauce with cacao , I thought I would attempt my very first vegetarian chilli con carne.

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Slow Cooker Roast Chicken

 
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I experienced a cooking revelation today!
Thanks to Dawn (The Moiderer) I decided to try cooking a whole chicken in my slow cooker, as I was out all day and it needed to be eaten by tomorrow.
 
Now I am not joking when I say that the chicken was amaaaaaaazing! As I lifted it out of the slow cooker it literally fell apart! It was so moist too and even the meat from the drumstick and wings was delicious ( I am not usually fan of the brown meat on a roasted chicken!). The skin was fairly crispy – not that I eat it myself and there is no need to carve the chicken because the meat just falls off the bones.
 
So this is what I did:
 
1 whole chicken (mine was 1.765 kg)
I stuffed it with 1 lemon (cut in 2 halves)
 I rubbed the skin with Rosemary, and garlic (optional)
I also slashed the drumsticks (which I do when I roast chicken in an oven)
1 onion cut into 4 chunks around the chicken once it was in the slow cooker
 
Anyway, I put my slow cooker on medium setting at 9.30am and turned it off at 5.30pm. The meat falls off the bone it is the nicest moistest chicken i have ever cooked!! Brilliant!
 
If you are in a hurry, you can cook it on high for about 4-5 hours 🙂
 
 
But do you know what, the meat is that good plus no roasting pans to wash up! I think I may never cook a whole chicken in the oven again!