Wednesday, 20 July 2011

A great achievement...

Okay, so probably to you it's like 'what's the big deal?'  But to me, this was a pretty big deal.  This is coming from someone who doesn't cook very well (apart from sticking a ready meal in the oven), chicken is pretty hard to cook.  I've never managed to cook it right.  But tonight, I did.  And it was even better because it was something I was making up as I went along lol.  The thing I usually mess up on is the timings..something that i'll have to be careful with next time I get it.  Before it's always been chewy and blah.  But tonight it was soft and not dry :)  

What I did:  

  • Oxo chicken stock cube. 
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Chopped Red Onion
  • Foil to wrap it in 
I melted the stock cube in boiling water & put it over the chicken breast.  Added the salt and pepper.  Added the chopped onion.  That was all the flavouring I did.  I added this all in whilst it was on the foil so the flavours would stay there.  Then I wrapped up the foil and stuck it in the oven.  My oven was already really hot anyway because I had a jacket potato in there, so make sure the oven is preheated.  I put it in for 15 minutes with the timer and checked it after that, and put it in for another 5 minutes just to be sure.  And it was pretty much perfect :) 

It tasted really nice.  The flavourings are probably something you can do with any dish.  I had a jacket potato and carrots with it, I would probably do new potatoes next time though maybe.  

Are you a good cook?  Any easy recipes for a novice like me? :)


  1. too bad i can't have onion cuz i have to say that looks like THA SHIZZNIT *drools* good job miss!

  2. Well I didn't actually eat the onion, i'm not that fond of it, but I just wanted it for the flavour (which they didn't really give much off actually) so we can do it without too :D thank you thank you