Chicken and chips has been a big hit for us for probably longer than we’d like to admit.
It sounds simple. Well, it is simple! That’s why we love it.
After a long day at work, chicken and chips is the easiest and quickest thing to cook, and tastes great!
For those who are perhaps getting bored of chicken, here’s all you have to do:
Use as much sauce as you like!
It’s that simple. Just track (or guesstimate) it and factor it in to your daily calorie intake. That's right – guilt-free mayonnaise, every day.
If you still aren’t convinced, here are a few more reasons to get on the hype.
· Its simple ingredients.
· You’re getting around 20-40g protein with this meal.
· You can control the amount of carbs by reducing or increasing the amount of chips you make.
· On top of that, you can change the potato chips for parsnips (or carrots!) for an even lower calorie option. With a sprinkle of sweetener (yep.), they taste amazing.
Here’s the video:
I’ll quickly run through what you need to do:
First you want to chop your potatoes. Or parsnips. Carrots work too.
I’d say around 400g is a decent portion, but then I do love chips. Find what works for you.
Throw the chopped veg into an Actifry. Now if you don’t have one of these you may just have to keep reading for now. The oven does work, but once you get one of these, you won’t ever look back. You can one, or something similar, for cheap I’m sure. We use it most days.
Drop a bit of coconut oil in with the potatoes and parsnips. Olive oil works too. And butter. They all make the chips taste slightly different so play around with it.
Stick the chips on for around 20 minutes, depending on how many you’re cooking. At this point you can grab a cup of tea, watch some TV or go check on the kids.
When there are only a few minutes left for the chips, chop up some chicken breast (one each!) and marinate them in whatever you like. There are so many different tastes to experiment with. Mix it up day to day if you like – we do. A sprinkle of sugar works quite well too ;).
Heat up a pan on the hob with a little bit of oil, and fry up the chicken. It won’t take long. If you wanted (and we often do), fry some mushrooms and onions too.
When everything is done, plate up the chips and season. Then add the chicken.
We went with green peas too. To be honest, any veg will be good to add
And there you have it folks: Chicken and chips, in all it’s glory.
Endnote: If you want to get funky, mix it up with mash instead. Oh, and get your chicken from the butchers – you’ll save a small fortune in the long term.
If you’re based in Cardiff, be sure to check out the butchers we use, Hole in the Wall. They really look after you there.
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