Schwartz chicken magic

This is a first for me-two food posts in a short time! Don’t get me wrong, I love my food and mostly enjoy cooking, but I don’t see myself as a food blogger. I don’t even see myself as a good cook, but my daughter thinks so, bless her. Mind you, that’s probably because she rarely eats what I cook unless it’s a cake or a biscuit!

Anyhoo, I sent off for the Schwartz 2-in1 recipe range from Britmums, largely because I was in need of some inspiration. I don’t know about you, but I do tend to find myself cooking the same things each week, frequently on the same day each week too. Which is a bit sad, but often a necessity for my well being.

Anyway, I thought I’d have a bash at the Garlic and Thyme Roast Chicken with Crispy Roast Potato mix for a change and the ease of use appealed to me a lot. Often it’s the flavouring I struggle with, so these packets look like a good solution.

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The blurb reckons that:
““Тhe new 2in1 range offers easy to use recipe mix sachets in one handy pack: one sachet flavours the main dish whilst the other contains а seasoning for a complementary side dish or topping. With 5 different varieties to choose from, and an easy recipe on the back of each pack, it’s a great way to try out new dishes or transform an existing family favourite.”

I was liking that, so I thought, why not. However, as is usually the case in our house I didn’t quite have the ingredients required to follow the back of packet instructions. So I decided to try my own twist.

Instead of a whole chicken, we had thighs instead:

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And instead of potatoes for roasting, I used fat chips:

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For me, the chicken worked really well and I thought the flavour infused the thighs nicely. Personally, I was less keen on the chips. I think they would have worked better if it had been potato wedges or thick cut chips. But this was just my view as my husband enjoyed every last mouthful:

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My son enjoyed the chicken too, so all in all I’d say it was a success. I like to judge the success of things like this around their flexibility-ie, can I still make them work with what I’ve got as opposed to what the recipe recommends. On balance, I’d say it’s a winner.

This post is an entry for BritMums ‘What’s for Dinner Tonight?’ sponsored by Schwartz. Find out more about the new 2in1 mixes here.