It’s been the summer holidays for 1 week & 1 day and the adventures have already started. Last night I had a movie night with 2 of my friends from work and it was just what I needed! Without going into too much detail, it’s taken me a little longer than usual to get into the holiday spirit so my antidote is to cram in as many fun things as possible which basically means spending time with my favourite people!
This recipe is for chicken lasagne which is one of my mum’s most succesful recipes.
1 red onion, diced
1 chicken stock cube
Olive oil (enough to fry the chicken)
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
A teaspoon of dried mixed herbs
Salt & Pepper to season
A pinch of sugar
1 tablespoon of butter
1 tablespoon of plain flour
Milk (until you reach the right consistency)
Cheese (to taste)
The how to bit
1) Fry the onion in the oil until softened.
2) Cut the chicken into smallish cubes & fry until cooked, it’s extra tasty if it starts to turn a golden brown colour.
3) Add the stock cube, herbs, sweetcorn and tinned tomatoes & leave to simmer.
4) Add the salt, pepper & sugar after about 5 minutes & cook until you are ready to put the lasagne together.
5) In a seperate saucepan make the bechamel sauce by melting the butter and then adding the flour, keeping it over a low heat until it forms a ball of ‘paste’.
6) Slowly add the milk and whisk to ensure the ingredients combine. If it does go lumpy then an electric whisk will sort it out. Continue to add the milk until a thick sauce is created.
7) Place a layer of the chicken mixture into an oven proof dish, then a layer of lasagne sheets, bechamel sauce and repeat. Pour the leftover sauce on top & sprinkle with cheese.
8) Serve with garlic bread & salad.
Sadly no finished product pic. It was just too tasty!
I have another couple of recipes to blog about but I’m hoping for a guest blog (please Simon). I also have some exciting challenges lined up too which I should be able to post next weekend.