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Saturday 20 May 2023

Chicken it is then, unless you prefer a vegetarian dish !

I have written many times that Chicken features in our weekly menu plans. It has so many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it can be cooked - make it one of the most popular meats around. It has a high level of good quality protein, as well as B vitamins, iron, copper and selenium. The pale flesh has a close texture and a mild flavour that pairs up well with many different ingredients. Never eat raw chicken, and always thoroughly wash your hands, utensils and cutting board as soon as you've cut or handled raw chicken.

In recent times with the cost of living going up and up I find that chicken is still reasonably priced, is it where you live?

I'm sharing two recipe suggestions you may wish to try
If you'd prefer something vegetarian have a look here

Chicken Parmesan
There are many chicken parmesan recipes,
but none is simpler than this four-ingredient chicken parmesan.
Golden brown chicken breasts are slathered in sugar-free marinara,
topped with a gooey layer of cheese.

Two Servings
Chicken Parmesan
1 lb (450g) chicken breasts
(If you are a vegetarian, eggplant/aubergine is a great substitute for chicken)
salt and ground black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
½ cup (120ml) unsweetened marinara sauce
2 oz. (½ cup) mozzarella cheese, shredded
1½ oz. (½ cup) shredded Parmesan cheese
2 cups (4 oz.) leafy greens
8 (5 oz.) cherry tomatoes, quartered
more details here

Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks
A lovely low carb recipe suitable for diabetics and non diabetics.
Chicken thighs may be used in place of drumsticks if preferred.

serves 4/5
10 chicken drumsticks (2.5 lb)
1 medium onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed, not peeled
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. dry rosemary
more details here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and 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. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


Elephant's Child said...

I prefer vegetarian dishes. The other residents (including the cats) are very fond of chicken. The price of chicken is going up here but I remember growing up when chicken was super expensive and something we only ate on high days and holidays.

Anonymous said...

The chicken drumsticks look very tasty.


TheAwakenedSoul said...

I love chicken! I eat it most of the time. It's great in salads, or tucked in burritos or enchiladas. Mexican food is very popular here in California. I made chicken fajitas last week...yum! Thanks for the recipes.

Tom said...

...chicken for me please.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Salad looks so good.
Coffee is on and stay safe.

J.P. Alexander said...

El pollo siempre es una opción. Te mando un beso.

babYpose said...

Here the chicken is pricey because of the chicken food price is increased.

Chicken Parmesan and Baked chiicken drumstick look delicious and tasty. Thanks for the recipes.

Anonymous said...

We like chicken -Christine

Margaret D said...

The meals are looking good.
Meat and poultry have gone up in price and for some people they don't eat meat or poultry far in this house we eat either meat or poultry each day as well as fish thrown in there somewhere.

eileeninmd said...

I like chicken, both dishes look yummy.
Take care, have a happy weekend.

My name is Erika. said...

You can't go wrong with chicken. And that side salad looks so pretty (and yummy) too. Happy weekend!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Chicken is nice. Thank you.

God bless.

Donna said...

Could never do the vegetarian thing...Research is in on the eating lifestyle, and it isn't good.

baili said...

chicken is past for me though i cook it for my son once in a week
thanks for tasty recipe dear Jan

William Kendall said...


CJ Kennedy said...

Nice recipes

Conniecrafter said...

Both sound so delicious!!

happyone said...

We eat a lot of chicken and chicken Parmesan is one of our favorites.

Aritha V. said...

Great blog post, Jan! Chicken is indeed a popular choice for many meals. It's great to hear about its nutritional benefits and affordability.

For some Dutch ingredients to add to your recipes, you might consider including:

Gouda Cheese: This delicious Dutch cheese can be grated or melted over the Chicken Parmesan for an extra creamy and savory touch.

Mustard: Dutch mustard, such as Groninger mustard or Zaanse mustard, can add a tangy and flavorful kick to the marinade or sauce of the Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks.

These ingredients will bring a taste of the Netherlands to your dishes, adding a unique twist that complements the chicken perfectly.

Thanks for sharing your recipe suggestions, and I look forward to trying them out with these Dutch-inspired additions!

Best regards,

Bill said...

The chicken looks very tasty.

Mary Kirkland said...

Yeah we eat a lot of chicken here too.

Pam said...

It all looks great but the salad looks really good tonight

DUTA said...

I love baked chicken drumsticks. Price ,however, has gone up, and we have to reconsider the menu.

Caty said...

These two recipes are yummy Jan ! Thanks so much for sharing. Chicken is very versatil and accepts many form of cooking. This salad may be delicious.
I wish you a great Sunday,
Big hugs, Caty

Fun60 said...

I love chicken, roast chicken dinner is always a favourite. You've got me thinking now about other chicken recipes that I've not tried. A chicken paella maybe?

Lee said...

What came first...the chicken or the egg? For me, today, the eggs. I had egg sandwiches for lunch!@ :)

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

The chicken looks delicious.
I need to make chicken parmesan. I've never eaten it prepared like this.
Hugs and greetings.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Not sure about local chicken prices. It was on sale about a week before.

Shari Burke said...

We love chicken, but selection is limited here, with boneless, skinless breasts and whole chickens being the only options. I use the former in various ways--that parmesan looks delicious! I cook whole chickens in the slow cooker (sometimes with sprigs of rosemary), then save the meat and use it in various ways. As you say, so many ways to prepare chicken! Yum.

Martha said...

Both look delicious! Nothing is reasonably priced anymore. Prices have gone through the roof.

R's Rue said...


Debbie said...

we LOVE chicken and eat chicken most nights. seafood also, beef is a rarity in our house!!

Teresa said...

Me gustaron las recetas, seguro que están riquísimas. Besos.

Divers and Sundry said...

I think I'll use that chicken Parmesan recipe next time. Thanks!

Bob Bushell said...

I prefer the vege one, but, that's alright Jan.

Hena Tayeb said...

Chicken is a prominent feature in most of our dinners as well.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm not a fan of dark meat, but I'm so hungry right now, even THAT looks good!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I have been eating low-carb now as part of a research medical health study. I am also wearing a Blood Glucose monitor as part of the same study. It is so interesting to learn what foods affect blood glucose. I hope to blog about it someday in the future as I learn more. Chicken is certainly a good food to eat and your recipes look delicious!