Chicken Parcels – feed 4 for under R30.00
You know me……if it’s on special!
When you see chicken fillets at reduced like these, that’s the time to buy in and freeze, in this case each packet had 4 individually wrapped pieces.
It just so happened that the veggie shop were offering spinach at 3 bunches for R10.00 and so this dish evolved. I used very little of the spinach for this recipe, the remainder went into the freezer.
4 chicken Breasts R18.08
1/2 chopped onion*
1 tin of tomatoes (4 tins for R20) R5.00
1/2 tsp sugar
herbs fresh or dried of your choice
2 tsp red Princess Pesto (optional)*
Using a mallet or a rolling pin and some plastic, bash your chicken breast until it looks something like this.
Place some feta and spinach in the centre of the flattened chicken piece, not too much because it will be difficult to roll.
Bring the sides in towards the middle and then roll into a parcel and put into your dish seam side down. I used little individual pots, if you cook all four portions together make sure they fit the dish snugly and that your dish has a lid (or cover with tin foil).
Open a tin of tomatoes and blitz in the blender, in a little oil gently fry the onions until they are soft, add the tomatoes, sugar, seasoning, herbs and the pesto if using. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Pour sauce over the chicken parcels and cook @180 degrees for 35 minutes.
* I didn’t cost out the feta, spinach & pesto exactly, because the cost there is minimal and the remaining ingredients are to found in most households.