Slimming World Friendly Recipe: One Dish Balsamic Chicken & Rice


Weeknight cooking is one of the biggest challenges I face when following the SW plan.  When I get home from work, I don't want to do much other than sit down and recover from my day!! This means my weeknight cooking requires minimal effort and maximum taste.

This dish is easily make-able in 1 pan or dish. If you don't have an oven proof skillet or pan then you can do the oven part in an oven proof dish.





Extra Easy Syn Value: Syn Free

Healthy Extras: None


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You will need:

4 Skinless Chicken Breasts
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, deseaded and chopped
2 tbp balsamic vinegar 
50g uncooked long grain rice, rinsed 
1 tin chopped tomatoes
320ml chicken stock (can be made up from cubes)
Salt & Pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil


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Method:

Preheat oven to 200°c.

Heat a large, deep ovenproof cast iron skillet/or pan.

Add the chicken and sear for 3-4 mins on medium-high heat. Once sealed, remove the chicken.

Add the garlic and fry. Add the onion and red peppers and fry for about 3 minutes.

Stir in the rice, chopped tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and chicken stock. Season with salt, pepper and the dried basil. Bring to a simmer.

Place chicken over rice. Bring to the boil.

Move the breasts around in the tomato sauce to coat. cover with foil, transfer to preheated oven and allow to bake for about 40 minutes, or until the rice has softened and absorbed the liquid and the chicken is cooked through.

Stir through an extra bit of water to the rice ONLY if needed (if rice hasn't cooked fully).

Notes- 

Syn calculations are all carried out as a paying Slimming World member. I am not a consultant! It is always recommended to check syn values yourself.

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Slimming World Friendly Recipe: Slow Cooker Greek Chicken



I absolutely love Greek food. I had my first taste of a Greek Gyros at my local street food market, and I've been obsessed ever since! While for gyros the meat is traditionally cooked on a vertical rotisserie, this slow cooker version gives all the same flavours and tenderness.

I like to serve mine with loads of cucumber, tomatoes and salad.  It goes great with my Tzatziki and feta or halloumi cheese, which can be used as a HEa.


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Extra Easy Syn Value: Syn free

Healthy Extras: A & B if using cheese & a wholemeal pitta


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You will need:
For the Chicken Mix:

2 large chicken breasts
Juice of a lemon
3 garlic cloves, finely crushed
2 teaspoons of red wine vinegar
2 tbsp of Greek Yogurt
2 teaspoons of dried oregano
2-4 teaspoons of Greek Seasoning.
1/2 of a small red onion

Tzatziki:

1 cup of plain Greek Yogurt
1 small English cucumber- chopped
pinch of salt and pepper
Salt & pepper

To serve:

tomatoes
cucumbers
feta cheese (syn or use 30g as a HEa)
Pita bread (Syn or use a WW wholemeal pitta as a HEb)

Method:

Add all the Chicken Mix ingredients into the slow cooker.

Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.  Once the chicken in cooked, shred the chicken and return to the crock pot.

Mix all the of the ingredients together for the Tzatziki.

Pile the chicken and veg high on your pita bread, top with Tzatziki and enjoy!

Notes- 

Syn calculations are all carried out as a paying Slimming World member. I am not a consultant!  It is always recommended to check syn values yourself. 

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Slimming World Recipe: Low Syn Lemon Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries




I must admit, my dessert game needs to be better! I have so many great savoury meal suggestions, but the puddings I have on offer are lacking! I took inspiration from this awesome recipe from Pinch of Nom and made up a batch of lemon cheesecake stuffed strawberries.  I love nibbling on them at work, a great sweetness without too many syns!




Extra Easy Syn Value: 2 syns for the lot!

Healthy Extras: None

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You will need:

12 medium Strawberries
60 g Quark
Juice of half a lemon
1/4  Digestive Light crushed
12 g Philadelphia Light
1 tbsp sweetener
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract



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Method:

Cut off the tops of the strawberries

Use a teaspoon to scoop out the insides of each strawberry.

Mix together the Quark, cream cheese, sweetener, vanilla extract and lemon juice and beat until smooth.

Use the teaspoon to fill each strawberry, then sprinkle the tops with the crushed up digestive.
  
Notes- 

Syn calculations are all carried out as a paying Slimming World member. I am not a consultant!  It is always recommended to check syn values yourself. 

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An Evening of Beer & Bratwurst Tasting at Bierkeller Exeter





We were invited to Bierkeller in Exeter for an evening of beer and bratwurst tasting! The bar on Exeter Quay, which offers a choice of 29 German beers, is a apr├Ęs ski-style, alpine bar, with wood-heavy interior.


The inside seems super traditional, with long benches and a truly European. It really reminded me of the bars in the German Christmas markets.  Beer is served by the Stein (that's a whole litre!) and I had to try one for myself! There is a large selection to choose from to suit all tastes and flavours. 



Next we were treated by Krombacher brewery, and invited to taste some of their finest beers, from non alcoholic to a rich and cloudy beer. Situated in beautiful natural surroundings, the pure Felsquellwasser® (mountain spring water) provides the essence of purity that is captured in the unmistakable taste. The taste of their beer is quite decisively characterised by the water it is brewed with.


Next, it was time for a giant sausage!! A Traditional bratwurst served with Sauerkraut and ketchup in a brioche bun. The sausage was super tasty, although I was not a fan of the ketchup (which the barman insisted on putting on for me...against my will)

BierKeller will host a range of entertainment, with events scheduled for each night of the week, including a traditional resident Oompah band, comedy nights, international music nights and a weekly quiz. Big name acts will also feature every month, available to book through the BierKeller website. Frank Bruno even attended the night before we went!

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