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Bang Flat Chicken Recipe

chicken recipeBang Flat Chicken Recipe

Mealtimes can seem like a bit of a chore.  Especially when you have an army of hungry children pestering you from the moment they come home from school, right up until you place their food on the table.  Little fingers tend to nibble at your ingredients and suddenly you find yourself with kids, the dog and the cat all under your feet.  So, it’s time to stop all the fuss and get something quick, delicious and different into your culinary repertoire.

Chicken is a brilliant meat.  One that is popular with most children because of its gentle taste.  Whilst pork, beef and lamb are all fabulous features of cracking meals, they can have a little too much depth to please fussy eaters.  This is probably why the supermarkets are full of chicken.  You would think will all that consumer demand they could supply free range or organic chicken at a more affordable price, however it appears we are still paying through the nose for this popular meat.  

So, it’s pretty important we find exciting ways of serving it that also make a breast go a little further.  You know what? We have found the perfect recipe and there is no way your children are going to get bored of it.  It is also going to cost you around $1.75 a serving so is a fantastically frugal meal.  Once you have read the recipe, get some more ideas from How to Save Money: Top 102 Money Saving Tips & Ideas!

Ok, the name of this dish alone sounds cool.  Bang Flat Chicken.

It’s called bang flat because that is exactly what you do.

The basics of this recipe are really simple.  You will need 4 chicken breasts, an egg, some polenta maize (or breadcrumbs) and salt and pepper.  That’s it.

Start by placing a chicken breast on a piece of clingfilm, fold it back so the chicken is sandwiched in the middle,  You don’t want it tight.  Then you simply bang the chicken, a rolling pin is ideal for this however you can use anything you like!.  Once you have flattened the breasts to around 1cm thick, 2 if you prefer.  Then you need to crack an egg into a bowl, whisk with a fork and sprinkle your polenta onto a plate.  Add salt and pepper to the dry mixture.  We recommend polenta as it gives an even more delicious crunch.  Then you take your chicken, dip it into the egg, cover it in polenta and that is it.

In a hot pan, fry the chicken for 5 mins each side and that is it.

You can serve this in so many different ways.  With wraps and spicy sauce.  Cut into fingers with a salad and dips.  With vegetables and fries.  It is also absolutely delicious cold, drizzled with lemon and eaten in as a lunch box snack.  There are so many choices.  Get creative and the whole family will fall in love with your Bang Flat Chicken.

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5 Delicious St. Patrick’s Day Drinks For Adults

5  Delicious St. Patrick’s Day Drinks For Adults

 

 

Irish Appletini

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces Sour Apple Pucker
  • 1 1/2 ounces Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Apple wedges for garnish (optional)

Directions:

1.Fill a martini shaker with ice.

2.Pour in the vodka, sour apple pucker and juice into shaker.

3.Stir ingredients

4.Garnish with an apple wedge

 

Shamrock Lime Sherbet Punch

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Ingredients:

Directions:

1.Fill glass 1/3 way with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime

2.Fill glass 1/3 was with Pineapple juice

3.Top with two scoops of Lime Sherbet

 

Sparkling Cucumber Lemonade

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Ingredients

  • 4 oz. Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade
  • 1 ½ oz. Vodka
  • Cucumber and Lemon Slices

Directions:

  1. Muddle a few cucumber sliced with vodka. Strain and pour into a tall chilled glass over ice
  2. Top with Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade
  3. Garnish with lemon and cucumber slices

 

Sparkling Mint Mojito

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Ingredients:

  • 5 oz Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime
  • 1 ½ oz White rum
  • 6 Mint leaves lightly muddled
  • Splash of lime

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and pour into a chilled tall glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime slice.

 

Sparkling Lemon Lime Margarita

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Ingredients:

  • 3 oz  Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime
  • 1 ½ oz Tequila
  • Splash of fresh squeezed orange
  • Fresh squeezed lime

Directions:

  1. Shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed in salt.
  2. Garnish with a lime slice.

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Blueberry Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins

Blueberry Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins

We love making muffins (and love eating them).  These are super easy and a lot cheaper than buying them in the store.  They are best served warm and are great to have with a glass of milk.

Silicone cupcake liners from Amazon work great you can also use cooking spray. For the butter we used Organic Ghee Clarified Butter by Carrington Farms.  They also have cooking oils and cooking oil spray.

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Blueberry Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour.
  • 2 large eggs.
  • 1 cup milk.
  • 1/2 cup sugar.
  • 1/2 cup blueberries.
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  • 1/2 cup walnuts.
  • 6 Tablespoons butter (we used Organic Ghee Clarified Butter).
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder.
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spray cooking spray in tin or line with cupcake liners.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder and sugar in large bowl.
  4. In separate bowl beat eggs then add milk, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  5. Mix ingredients from both bowls together. Do not overmix.
  6. Add in blueberries, chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
  7. Bake in oven for 18 minutes or until firm.
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Check out my Jelly Donut Muffins Recipe too.  Almost the same batter.

 

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Jelly Donut Muffins

Jelly Donut Muffins

These muffins were super easy to make and they are great for breakfast, dessert or just a mid-day treat.  I had the kids help make them and while it was a little messy, we had fun in the kitchen and had a sweet treat afterwards.  When making these make sure you let them cool off a little before eating them since the jelly inside gets hot.  They are definitely delicious served warm.

I first started with a basic muffin mix.  This mix can be used for other types of muffins too (we used leftover batter to make Blueberry Walnut Chocolate Chip muffins).

Line Muffin tin with silicone cupcake liners or use cooking spray. For the butter we used Organic Ghee Clarified Butter by Carrington Farms.  They also have cooking oils and cooking oil spray.

 

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The kids were a little messy.  The recipe asks for 1 teaspoon of jelly or jam to the middle.
jelly donut muffins We topped with more batter and then baked them.
jelly donut muffins Delicious warm and everyone asked for seconds.jelly donut muffins

Click to print recipe:

Jelly Donut Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour.
  • 2 large eggs.
  • 1 cup milk.
  • 1./2 cup sugar.
  • 6 Tablespoons butter (we used Organic Ghee Clarified Butter).
  • 4 Tablespoons Strawberry Jam. *You can use other flavors of jam too.
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder.
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spray cooking spray in tin or line with cupcake liners.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder and sugar in large bowl.
  4. In separate bowl beat eggs then add milk, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  5. Mix ingredients from both bowls together. Do not overmix.
  6. Spoon one heaping spoonful of batter into each muffin tin.
  7. Add one teaspoon of jelly.
  8. Top with another heaping spoonful of batter.
  9. Bake in oven for 18 minutes or until firm.
  10. *Optional: brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle sugar on top.
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We used the leftovers to make Blueberry Walnut Chocolate Chip muffins.

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Recipe for Homemade Strawberry Jam.

homemade strawberry jam

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Check Out MasterChef Jr With Blue Apron

Check Out MasterChef Jr With Blue Apron

I love Blue Apron and have tried it a few times!  Awesome meals delivered to my door and super fresh!  Well, besides how amazing they are they are now teaming up with a new season of the show MasterChef Junior (SQUEAL).  I love cooking shows and seeing kids to it is even more entertaining!  Grab your kids and check out season five that just started this week.  Join Gordon, Christina and some special guests for lots of fun, exciting challenges and competitions with young home chefs.

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Mushroom & Potato Pizza with Fontina Cheese, Spinach & Garlic Oil

None of us had ever had potatoes on a pizza before.  My son did not even want to try it but we coaxed him.  The pizza was sensational!  Definitely full of flavor.  I think the seasons and unique toppings gave it extra texture and depth to whole new level of pizza.

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blue apron meals Spinach and Cheese is next…Now Ready For The Oven
blue apron meals All done! We cooked it a tiny bit too long (opps, didn’t set the timer) but it was still delicious and I had seconds.
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Spiced Beef & Pickled Onion Tortas with Cara Cara Orange, Radish & Romaine Salad

These were easy to make but the very last step, toasting the bread in the pan, didn’t work. I think we overstuffed the bread and it was hard to keep everything from falling out.  We have one pestcaterian in our family so we made three with the spiced beef and a fourth with a salmon patty.  I’d never had orange slices in a salad before but it was a nice, refreshing twist that was easy.

Check out what we received and my person Junior Chef helped me create.  We received two meals to create at home.  Both took 10-15 minutes to prep, 25-35 minutes to cook and had a serving size of four.  We made both of them, so we can try both, and had leftovers for the next day.  The recipes did require for us to read them all the way through first to completely understand the steps but were easy to make.

Toasted delicious bread.  onions boiled with vinegar, sugar, water and a pinch of salt than drained.  After they cooled they were added with lettuce and seasoned and cooked spicy beef to the bread and cheese was added on the other side.

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Having my daughter help with the whole thing made the meal making a lot quicker and we enjoyed chatting while we cooked.  I think it is important to get kids in the kitchen to help with meals (and clean up) so that they understand the ingredients and where they come from and also appreciate the food more.  Blue Apron meals can be ordered online and delivered to your door.  Lots of meal choices and options with diet, size of family, frequency of delivery, etc.

Now we can sit down and get into season five of MasterChef Junior and cheer the teams on while they create fantastic dishes.

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Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.