Organising dinner in minutes!
Sometimes we just don’t feel like cooking, it may be a hot day, a long day, or you simply just didn’t get time to organise anything. On these days I tend to pick up a barbecue chicken on my way home and prepare some salads with ingredients I keep in the fridge and pantry.
BBQ Chicken with 2 side salads
1 x bbq chicken, break down into pieces
For plain salad, combine below 3 ingredients + half of dressing.
1 bag of mixed lettuce leaves
2 punnet of cherry tomatoes, chopped in half
2 cucumber, diced
For lentil salad, combine below 4 ingredients + half of dressing.
I x can 400g brown lentils, drained
1 x can 400g baby beetroot, drained
1 x can 300g corn, drained
200g pasta, any type. Let cool slightly before adding to salad. Cook according to pack instructions.
For the dressing;
Juice of 1 x small lemon, add to equal amount of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard. Mix all ingredients together. Season to taste.
Once all of the above has been prepared you are ready to bring the family to the table. If your little one prefers to eat with their hands you can just create a little tasting plate which they can pick from. If they can use cutlery then you can combine all salad ingredients together and sprinkle with shredded pieces of chicken.
Note: My little one never eats the lettuce leaves but I like to include them on his plate every now and then. This way he gets use to them being part of his meal and eventually he can enjoy them. You will have plenty of chicken and salad left over which is great as it makes for a healthy lunch the next day!
On these days there is also not a lot of washing up!