Thursday, January 15, 2009

Food face

Or should that be s'mores face?
I have encountered many excellent recipes from other blogs, and I am ashamed that I have not yet shared some of mine. So, without further ado, I bring you...
Chicken and Bacon Oven Pilau
This is the meal you make for pretty much anyone (who eats meat). It's only five ingredients, takes a few minutes to put together, and everyone fights over the last mouthfuls (at least in this house they do). And honest-to-goodnes, I found it in a magazine. Don't tell.

You need:
2 onions, chopped
2 chicken breasts, in 1 in cubes
200g/8oz bacon, chopped
300g/10oz rice
330-350g tomato pasta sauce

Preheat the oven to 190c/375F.

Heat about 3tbsp olive oil and a knob of butter in a pot or oven-proof casserole. Add the onions and bacon and fry for about 6 min or until lightly colored. Add chicken and fry for another couple minutes until chicken is browned.

Stir in rice and cook for 1 min until all the rice is glistening and coated. Pour in sauce and 1 pint of boiling water. Season, stir well and bring to a boil. Cover tightly and transfer to the oven for 30-35 min until the rice is tender, the liquid absorbed and the chicken cooked. Yum yum!

If you're looking for a good wine to go with, sorry. I don't do that...