Thursday, October 30, 2008

Core Chicken/Turkey Potato Casserole

I made this with turkey fillets, but chicken thigh fillets would be lovely too. Chicken breasts may dry out too much
Serves: 4-6

Cooking Time: 60-75 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

  • 750 g chicken thigh fillets of turkey fillets, diced to approx 2cm
  • 750 g potatoes, diced to approx 2cm (skin on if you can)
  • handful fresh parsley (or thyme), coarsley chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 150 ml nonfat milk
  • 150 ml water
  • 3 tsp seeded mustard
  • 2 tsp french onion soup mix (or a onion, chopped)
Arrange the potatoes in the bottom of a large baking dish.
Scatter garlic and parsley (onion if using)
Put chicken/turkey on top
In a jug, mix the water, milk, mustard and french onion soup.
Boil the fluids in the microwave (around 90 secs) and pour into the baking dish.
Bake at 180*C covered for 40 minutes.
Uncover and bake a further 20-30 minutes or until liquid has evaporated and chicken and potatoes are tender and crisp.
Serve with steamed vegies

Not on Core? The total for this recipe is 22 points

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

CORE Spicy Lentil Hotpot (V)

Suitable for Vegan Vegetarians

Serves: 4-6

Difficulty: Easy

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp of chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable stock powder
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 400g potato peeled and diced
  • 200g pumpkin peeled and diced
  • 250g sweet potato
  • 1 cup frozen beans
  • ½ cup frozen corn
  • 2 frozen spinach cubes
  • 1 capsicum, diced
  • 3/4 cup red lentils
  • 400g tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup bean sprouts


In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in spray oil until soft.
Add spices and cook for 1 minute.
Add stock powder and water, bring to the boil.
Add rest of ingredients except frozen vegies and bean sprouts, cover, and simmer for 30-35 minutes until potato and lentils are soft.
Add the frozen vegies and simmer for 5 mins.
Take off heat and stir the bean sprouts through before serving to give a nice crunch.

Not on Core? The total of this recipe is 13 points