These last couple of days before Christmas (it's coming up on us quickly now!) are bound to be a bit manic and filled with more things to do than you can shakea stick at. Quick and easy meals are the order of the day. Delicious throw togethers such as this Hunter's Chicken and Chips which I am showing you today. I threw it together today with stuff I had in my freezer and fridge and it was absolutely fabulous! And so simple as well!
There are basically only four steps to follow which are as simple as throwing some frozen oven chips into the oven to bake and cooking some frozen chicken chunks while the chips are baking. You dress the shredded cooked chicken with barbeque sauce. Then you layer them in a casserole dish with some cheese and salad dressing and then top with some bacon bits and crispy onions.
Simple. Delicious. Quick and easy. Your family will love it!
It's also quite economical. I often buy bags of frozen french fries when they are on special and keep a couple of bags in the freezer. I also like to keep bags of frozen chicken chunks. These are just the right size for four people, and cook quickly from frozen. Plus where I shop they only cost £2 for a bag, which is a winner/winner chicken dinner! (sorry for the pun!)
Hunters Chicken is a very popular dish over here and the shops are full of ready meal Hunter's Chicken dishes . . . which are basically two chicken breasts in a foil tin, with some cheese and a slice of bacon scattered over top and a sachet of BBQ Sauce on the side.
And while they are not the most expensive entrees . . . they aren't the tastiest either. I guarantee if you try this dish I am showing you today , you will find it waaaaay more tasty, and you will know exactly what went into it. Sure 'nuff. All you need is a vegetable and a salad on the side and dinner is served!
*Hunter's Chicken and Chips*Serves 4
120ml of either ranch or blue cheese salad dressing, loosened with a bit of milk (1/2 cup)240g of grated four cheese blend (2 cups)
Remove the chips from the oven and put them into a gratin dish. Leave the oven on. Top the chips with half of the cheese. Spread the chicken over top of the cheese. Drizzle with the salad dressing. Top with the remaining cheese and sprinkle the bacon bits and crispy salad onions over top. Return to the heated oven and bake for a further 8 to 10 minutes to melt the cheese and heat through. Serve immediately.
Note - you could also use leftover cooked chicken or turkey in this.