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Sunday, 25 April 2021

Time Spent In Ringwood and Parmesan Chicken, a nice mid-week dish

image from here 

This past week our weather has been wonderful and with our Covid restrictions being eased a little we thought we'd go and visit Ringwood, a market town in south-west Hampshire, England, located on the River Avon, close to the New Forest.

image from here

It is a delightful and unspoilt market town situated on the River Avon. For centuries it was the New Forest's main market town, with a charter dating back to 1226. Ringwood stands on the western edge of the New Forest at a crossing point of the River Avon.

bronze statues of a mare and foal created by Priscilla Hann
image from here

From the town, you can take a wander down West Street to view the River Avon from the old three-arched stone bridge or enjoy a stroll around Jubilee Garden. 
It was very nice to just stroll around the town, having our face masks ready should we want to go in any of the shops. Although many of the cafes and restaurants were open for outdoor dining (allowed under present Covid rules) we kept walking and enjoyed a cuppa on our return home.  

Parmesan Chicken

Dinner that evening was an easy, delicious chicken dinner. The parmesan coating gives a satisfying crunch, and the meat inside stays tender. 

Serves Four, but easily halved
1 egg white
5 tbsp finely grated parmesan
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
400g new potatoes, cut into small cubes
140g frozen peas
good handful baby spinach leaves
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp olive oil
1. Heat grill to medium and line the grill pan with foil. Beat the egg white on a plate with a little salt and pepper. Tip the parmesan onto another plate. Dip the chicken first in egg white, then in the cheese. Grill the coated chicken for 10-12 mins, turning once until browned and crisp.
2. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes for 10 minutes, adding the peas for the final 3 minute
s, then drain. Toss the vegetables with the spinach leaves, vinegar, oil and seasoning to taste. Divide between four warm plates, then serve with the chicken.
Per Serving : Fat 11g  Carbs 20g  Fibre 3g  Protein 42g
From idea here

Bon Appetit 

As regular readers know, this blog brings a variety of recipe ideas, and it is always important to note, that not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account, and if you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, then test is best, i.e. use your meter.

Many diabetics, and those who live the LCHF or Keto lifestyle, do not include potatoes in their menu plans and this recipe suggestion does include them. Always remember that recipes can be amended slightly to suit your needs and adjust the carbs or nutrition requirements accordingly. If you would like a lower carb alternative to potatoes you will find some suggestions here

All the best Jan


J.P. Alexander said...

Me gusto conocer la cuidad y me gusto la receta. Te mando un beso

kathyinozarks said...

I love places with so much history your recipe sounds delicious

Tom said...

...the architecture is a delight.

Martha said...

So glad to hear you are having nice weather and that you were able to get out and about a bit. The recipe sounds delicious. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Christine said...

Glad you had a nice outing. The chicken looks delicious!

Elephant's Child said...

It looks like a lovely town and I LOVE that statue. Thank you.

Valerie-Jael said...

What a lovely place to visit! The recipe sounds great, too. Valerie

Betty said...

Ringwood is pretty,hadn't heard of it - isn't it good to be able to get out a bit and explore :)

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

What a lovely town. I am delighted with it.
The chicken dish looks delicious. I am sure I will prepare it for dinner in the coming days.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Hugs and greetings.

NatureFootstep said...

I think I would love living in the house in image two :)

Hope everything is fine with you.

Jo said...

What a lovely market town, we're so lucky to have these unspoilt gems to visit on days out. I like the look of parmesan chicken, that's definitely one to try.

Teresa said...

Se ve una ciudad preciosa. Besos.

Lynda said...

That town looks so pretty. We were meant to tour that area last year and then this year but clearly that won't be happening!

Iris Flavia said...

Great you could go out and about and weeee this sounds yum.
I turned to put tilsiter on my half-poppy-bun and threw it in the microwave... yum!
Why does cheese get better when hot? Honest question, maybe you know?

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty town, I loved the thatched roofs. The horse sculptures are beautiful.
The chicken recipe looks yummy, thanks for sharing.
Happy Sunday, have a great new week!

L said...

Such a beautiful place to visit! That chicken sounds wonderful, I’ve never prepared chicken in that way with just Parmesan, thankyou for bringing us this!

My name is Erika. said...

That does look like a lovely spot to visit. It's time to get back out a bit, isn't it?

Divers and Sundry said...

What an enjoyable outing! I love those horses :)

R's Rue said...


DVArtist said...

what a beautiful town. Thank you for sharing it. I make the recipe often, it is soooo darn good.

happyone said...

That looks like a delightful place to visit!!!

Sandra Cox said...

Ringwood looks absolutely beautiful. There's so much of England I haven't seen that I would love to.
Have a great one.

William Kendall said...

What a lovely town!

Lowcarb team member said...

In her comment above Iris Flavia asks:-
Why does cheese get better when hot? Honest question, maybe you know?

Hello Iris, many thanks for your comment and question.

I think I may have found the answer in an article written by Regan Jones RDN

"The pull of that savoury pile of cheese may have more to do with science than you ever imagined. It's because of the 5th flavour, umami, and specifically an amino acid (glutamate) which tickles our taste buds into experiencing the unique flavour. In fact, we're born with specific receptors on our tongue for umami with glutamate being the main trigger for the receptors.

It's hard to put into words what umami tastes like, but if you think about the flavour of a warm aged cheese (like that of a good grilled cheese), you'll quickly salivate your way to understanding umami."

Read more here

All the best Jan

peppylady (Dora) said...

What a wonderful sounding area.
Coffee is on and stay safe

DUTA said...

Stunning horse, statue and appetizing chicken dish!

Luiz Gomes said...

Boa noite. Obrigado pela maravilhosa receita e as fotos ficaram maravilhosas.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

In my spare time, I watch Midsomer Murders. I hope you are familiar with it, since it's shown on ITV (I think). The top two photos remind me of places where the show is shot. I could almost believe one of their shows had been set there. So glad to visit Ringwood with you.

Carla from The River said...

Yum, this dish sounds wonderful.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

What a treat to be able to get out and about and to explore a place like Ringwood. Chicken parm is on the menu here this week, but with a bit of tomato sauce added.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Beautiful place to walk around
I'll be trying the recipe soon.

Rose said...

Sounds delicious! I would love to visit it is I will jump on Google maps, satellite view.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh that is wonderful that you were able to get out and stroll through the town and see some new scenery, feels so good doesn't it, the things we use to take for granted are so special now, sounds like a lovely area to visit!

Sue said...

What a lovely place to visit, and that chicken dish looks delicious too! xx

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful day out! Isn't it a relief and joy to be able to go somewhere again? And you couldn't have picked a better town. It's just charming. Your dinner looks terrific, too!

Magic Love Crow said...

Such a beautiful area! The recipe looks excellent! Thank you! Big Hugs!