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8 Speedy chicken dishes ready in 30 minutes

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11 Feb 2019
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Many people have the assumption that chicken is a boring option when choosing meat for dinner. And yes – it can be if there’s nothing done to it. No fresh herbs? No spices? No seasoning? This often just results in a dry, rubbery, bland piece of protein that struggles to make its way down your gullet. 

Here are 7 vibrant chicken recipes that are easy to prepare and are ready in a jiff. 

1. Asian chicken salad – adorned with fragrant herbs, a smidge of chilli and crunchy cashew nuts for texture.

2. Chicken, quinoa and courgette salad – this salad is quick and healthy to boot!

chicken and quinoa salad

3. Gourmet grilled chicken breast – perfect when you’re cooking for one.

4. Shredded chicken, strawberry and Gorgonzola pitas – strong, contrasting flavours turn this simple meal into a showstopper!

5. Chicken broccoli soup with minted Mozzarella ciabatta toasts – make this when the weather turns chilly.

6. Sundried tomato, pesto and chicken pasta – the first mouthful will take you straight to Italy. 

7. Chicken mayo cheese melts - like a grilled cheese sandwich, only better!   

chicken mayo cheese melts

8. Peanut sesame chicken -  a comforting bowl of rice noodles enhanced with Thai peanut chicken.


Time to dust off that jaffle iron and make the most of your leftovers

A jaffle iron is as iconic to South Africa as chutney or rusks (even though it apparently originated in Australia, according to ). What was your first introduction to a jaffle? Perhaps it was in your grandmother's kitchen during school holidays when ingredients were minimal but were required to be stretched.

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