Chicken is the most popular meat in the UK but it is also one of the most wasted meats. Cheap deals from supermarkets still lead to complacency about food and there are real ways in which we can honour the meat we eat. We started with a 1.3kg high welfare chicken from a supermarket, we wanted to start on a level playing field with majority of consumers in the UK who use big brand supermarkets. Rather than alienate we wanted to embrace the idea of cost, of getting more meals for your money (three chickens for £10 can give you 15 meals). We have had 5 meals from this one chicken, including the gravy as a tasty supper over handmade chips and Little D's lunch at nursery. The majority of the meat though went into our Deliciously Easy Mediterranean Chicken as part of our #chickenchallenge we wanted to see what other substantial meals we could get from a small chicken for a family of three. On day two we created chicken wraps for our family meal.
1 packet of wraps
1/2 a lettuce
4 large potatoes
Chicken Fajita Seasoning
Place mixed herbs, paprika, salt and pepper into a large bowl, mix together and put it on the side. Now wash your potatoes and cut into wedges (leaving the skin on them), fry in a pan of oil and then toss into the bowl with mixed herbs, paprika, salt and pepper. Halve the cherry tomatoes and place in a bowl. Shred the lettuce and place in a bowl. Shred the chicken and place in a bowl. Mix the fajita seasoning into a bowl of yoghurt. Warm through the wraps and serve. This is a help yourself type of meal, use your fingers, this is street food and unless it's dripping over your chin you've not stuffed your wraps enough.