Those clever people at Schwartz have developed a new 2 in 1 range which takes the hassle out of cooking, who wants to spend hours midweek preparing rubs and herb mixes when you can prepare a dish in less than 10 mins?
We were sent two packets from the 2 in 1 range, Mediterranean Chicken Pasta and Garlic & Thyme Roast Chicken. The new 2 in 1 range offers easy to use recipe mix sachets in one handy pack: One sachet flavours the main dish while the other contains a seasoning for a side dish or topping.
The Mediterranean Chicken Pasta and Cheesy Crumb Topping has a blend of herbs and spices which includes: Paprika, Turmeric, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Parsley, Oregano, Basil and Cayenne Pepper.
The dish takes approx 10 mins to prepare and 4 mins to grill until browned.
The pasta was a delicious alternative to our usual pasta bake recipe, I don’t usually use chicken in pasta recipes but it turned out to be a very filling meal. Vegetarians could omit the chicken and use a variety of vegetables like courgette and aubergine with the yellow pepper. Mini Gourmand loved the crispy crumb topping and thought it was a lot more interesting than just grated cheese.
The Garlic & Thyme Roast Chicken with Crispy Roast Potatoes are exactly what they say on the packet. Some delicious flavours are used including Rosemary, Garlic, Paprika, Parsley, Nutmeg, Chilli, Marjoram, Cumin and Oregano.
The dish takes seconds to prepare and based on my size chicken took just over an hour to cook.
The family enjoyed this dish the most out of the two. The rub for the chicken added a great flavour and the seasoning for the roast potatoes was subtle but delicious.
I was really worried about serving the two dishes to Mr Gourmand as he is very anti packet food, I watched his face closely while he tasted the dishes to get an idea of what he thought of the food. He admitted that although he isn’t a fan of packet mixes, the Schwartz 2 in 1 sachets really were delicious.