12 March, 2010

Two REALLY easy meals

As promised, here is the info about the Donna Hay recipe (and another that I made up the other day) that I LOVE. I am not a food stylist, nor do I call myself a photographer (so don't let this top photo put you off), but I love these simple meals and so do my family. Maybe you'll enjoy them too.

Firstly "MOZZARELLA CHICKEN" (from 'No Time to Cook' by Donna Hay, p140).

I'll paraphrase.

  • pitted olives
  • cherry tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • chicken breasts
  • mozzarella
  • basil leaves
  • pancetta (or ham or bacon)

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius.
  • Line a tray with baking paper and sprinkle on a good handful of pitted olives and a punnet of halved cherry tomatoes.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 10 mins.
  • In the meantime cut 2 chicken breasts in half lengthways, and top each with a slice of mozzarella and a couple of basil leaves. Then I usually don't have pancetta (which is in the recipe), so I sort of 'drape' the chicken piece with a slice of ham or bacon.
  • Then just place the chicken pieces on top of the tomatoes and olives and back in the oven for 18 mins.
  • Serve on top of green leaves.

Honestly, this looks great and tastes like a restaurant meal. And it's ready in 30 mins and there's only one tray to wash up.


The other recipe I have to share is for my "BBBBLT" (below).

It's simply a salad of:

  • Bacon
  • Basil Leaves
  • Boccocini (I used baby boccocini because it was on special)
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato

Divine. I've had it three times in two days. Hope you like it too.


  1. That top recipe looks VERY me, yum! Sadly no-one else in my family would touch it, but I don't intend to miss out on their account...

    The second also looks good, but what is boccocini?

  2. It does look devine! I could have that for breakfast this morn - yummy. Inspired to go and look at her cook-books again :)

  3. I think your photos look great Anna! certainly didn't put me off ... that mozzarella chicken looks YUM.

  4. These look delicious .. anything with basil is always special. Thanks x

  5. annie7:17 am

    We had the chicken last night!!! Yum! Had to substitute basil for rocket but the melty Bocconcini was the winning ingredient. At the end of a looong day, the one tray clean up was the best bit of all!


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