Hello Dear Reader,
I like Coq au Vin or Chicken Chasseur or any kind of chicken stew or casserole. Chicken pieces are extremely expensive and it’s always cheaper to buy an entire chicken. You can make this recipe from chicken thighs (which I usually do) but this version is even cheaper.
I stocked up the freezer when Quorn pieces were on offer for 99p a bag in Tesco’s. I still have a few bags tucked away. Take two bacon rashers, 4oz of mushrooms, 2 carrots, 1 bag of quorn chunks, one onion from the store in the dry shed and one sachet of Chicken casserole mix of which I have several left from my last Approved Foods order. Finely diced and fry the onions, add sliced mushrooms and carrots, fry gently until cooked. Add the quorn, three quarters of a pint of water and a sachet of casserole mix. Allow to simmer with a lidded pan for 20 minutes.
At the same time cook the potatoes with the cabbage in the steam above for the same time.
You’ll then have a much cheaper alternative to chicken casserole or chicken stew in under half an hour at a fraction of the cost. I even have a marg tub of casserole ready to go into the freezer, with another marg tub of mashed potato and I have a meal ready for another day. Again, here’s another meal for well under £1 a serving from Frugal Towers.
Well then dear reader, what affordable alternative do you make do with?
Love Froogs xxx