I haven’t done a recipe for a while, and although this is a bit of a cheat, it was really nice, filling and worked out at just over £2 for the pair of us.
140g pack of cooked chicken breast £1.00
1 carrot (cut into thin strips) .15
2 mushrooms (sliced) .19
12 seedless grapes (halved) .15
1 chopped onion .10
1 packet hoi sin and garlic sauce .39
1 garlic clove (chopped) .05
small piece of fresh ginger (chopped) .10
1 chicken stock cube .05
100g cooked rice .08
Nothing is on a posh label or a specific Brand, just things I buy normally on our budget.
I brought the rice to the boil, then turned off the heat to stand and absorb the liquid.
In another pan, I put all the hard ingredients plus a little water and cooked until soft.
I added the chicken, mushrooms, grapes and hoi sin sauce, brought it all up to heat, then let it simmer for about 4 minutes.
One of the cheaper supermarkets does a range of packet sauces including Black Bean, Oyster, Peking Lemon Chicken, Sweet and Sour, and Tomato and Ginger all for 39p, the chicken came from a pound shop, and the veg from our local grocer (where you can literally buy one thing at a time if you wanted to).
This is what Hubby thought.