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Moroccan Chicken Gourmand Style

This dish was created after a spice cupboard clear out, spices are fabulous but 9 times out of 10 after opening a jar it goes unused until expired and I realise I need it for a dish.  Don’t you wish that dried herbs and spices came in smaller jars?

I noticed that some of my herbs and spices were getting close to their best before date so figured I would throw them together and thus Moroccan Chicken Gourmand Style was born!

While I appreciate this was not cooked in the traditional Moroccan way and it was not served with any real Moroccan ingredients other than the spices, it tasted good and surely that’s all that counts!

This recipe will serve two people, just double the quantities if feeding more.


2 chicken breasts (make 3 slits so the spices can infuse into the meat)
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
1/4 tsp Tumeric
2 Cardamon pods crushed
grating of Nutmeg
2 tablespoons fresh Parsley
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 peppers (Any colour)

Place the spices in a bowl with the oil and rub all over the chicken breasts, squeeze the lemon juice over and leave in the fridge for 4 hours for the flavours to infuse into the chicken.

placed the chicken breasts on a bed of chopped peppers in a Pyrex dish or suitable baking dish and cook for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

I served the Chicken and Peppers with a Lebanese style salad of chopped parsley, onion, tomato and cucumber and Sweet potato chips

The dish took 30 minutes including preparation time.

Feed The Family For £2.75

Day 4 of Feed The Family For £5 and we’re really finding it hard not to go out and purchase a sandwich for lunch, a cake while out shopping of a coffee when passing starbucks.  I’ve started to feel really grateful that I don’t usually have to penny pinch like I have been doing this week.

Breakfast was the same as each morning so far, Mr and Mini Gourmand had Shredded Wheat Summer Fruits cereal, I had Honey and Almond Special K, our breakfast worked out at £0.30.


Lunch was the same Vegetable pasta that we had yesterday, I tried to use different herbs to give a different flavour compared to yesterdays dish but it still tasted the same, maybe if I had used a different type of pasta it would have changed the dish but I had purchased a bulk packet of pasta and didn’t want to cut into my budget. Today’s lunch consisted of some peppers, a vine tomato, cream cheese, dried herbs and dried pasta.  Each portion worked out at 20p each meaning Lunch for everyone was £0.60.

mediteranian veg


Dinner was quorn fillets which were yellow sticker served with some of my Optigrill peppers, some courgettes gifted to us from a friends allotment, some cous cous mixed with fresh herbs from my balcony and raisins.  I served this with some broccoli that we had grown in a pot on our balcony. Dinner worked out at £1.85

We spent the day in the park after lunch and didn’t have any snacks today.

I spent a total of £2.75 on food today, my tip for today is to keep checking the supermarkets for yellow stickered food especially towards the end of the day when they need it to be sold.