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    • Whoknowskt89
    • By Whoknowskt89 13th Jun 17, 4:52 PM
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    Cooking chicken breasts
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    • 13th Jun 17, 4:52 PM
    Cooking chicken breasts 13th Jun 17 at 4:52 PM
    Hi all!

    Wondering if you can help me (hopefully in time!!) I'm a vegetarian and I have a friend over for dinner tonight who usually eats vegetarian with me but he's discovered he's allergic to wheat which rules out nearly everything I have in!

    Im doing a roast dinner and I've picked up some fresh chicken breasts but really unsure on how to cook them or add flavour.

    Any help would be appreciated! I have a lot of herbs in my cupboard

    Thanks
    August 2017 £9510/£11,150 savings aim for EF and moving (by Jan 2018)
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    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 13th Jun 17, 5:06 PM
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    poach in stock with added herbs, or wrap in foil parcel, or chop into big chunks, stick on a skewer with peppers/onion/mushroom interspersed then grill, or stir fry after cutting into thin strips
    • Whoknowskt89
    • By Whoknowskt89 13th Jun 17, 5:09 PM
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    Thanks.
    If I wrap in foil parcel, how long should I cook it for?
    I've been a vegetarian since I was around 12 and normally buy things like pork that are in a tin with cooking times so haven't made my life easy today.
    August 2017 £9510/£11,150 savings aim for EF and moving (by Jan 2018)
    Mortgage £67 483 Emergency fund £1500 Moving fund £8010 Treats account £648 Doing up flat £1050
    Christmas 2017 £120/£160
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 13th Jun 17, 5:24 PM
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    Plural breasts. Believe me . He will only need one though you could cook them both and freeze one for next time
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • Prinzessilein
    • By Prinzessilein 13th Jun 17, 5:43 PM
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    Chicken in foil/paper is a great idea....you can add veggies to the foil...and a slosh of wine...make the parcel nice and tight...180ish centigrade/Gas 5....depending on size of breast it will take 20 to 30 minutes....if you want to check if it is done, take the parcel out, carefully open it, prod the breast with a fork- if cooked, the juices that come out will run clear.
    • Whoknowskt89
    • By Whoknowskt89 13th Jun 17, 5:46 PM
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    Thank you!
    August 2017 £9510/£11,150 savings aim for EF and moving (by Jan 2018)
    Mortgage £67 483 Emergency fund £1500 Moving fund £8010 Treats account £648 Doing up flat £1050
    Christmas 2017 £120/£160
    • jackyann
    • By jackyann 13th Jun 17, 5:46 PM
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    I would marinade in something-or-other (garlic, paprika, oil & lemon is easy and you're likely to have them all)
    Then ask him to cook as he wishes - if you are together in the kitchen with a glass, it shouldn't feel too much like an imposition. Chicken breasts cook very quickly - even quicker if chunked and kebabbed (?sp) so he won't be waiting ages for his dinner!
    Better than cooking something you are unfamiliar with, and marinading it shows thoughtfulness.
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