Two meals in a single: Gradual-cooker rooster

Batch cooking is an excellent manner of stretching substances, chopping down on meals waste and including a straightforward meal to a busy week. Our latest Slimming World recipe e book, Cook dinner, Slim, Save, has an entire chapter devoted to freezable recipes that make two deliciously totally different meals with minimal additional effort, together with: 

  • Cajun rooster – it’s cracking with quinoa and jazzed up right into a jambalaya 
  • ratatouille – serve with broad bean couscous, then add sliced potatoes to create a hotpot 
  • Mexican mince – use it to make juicy burgers and a saucy meatball pot 
  • slow-cooker Spanish beef – maintain it easy with added chickpeas tonight. Rework it right into a cottage pie with a twist for subsequent time! 

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Leap on the batch-wagon with our slow-cooker rooster recipe 

This comforting rooster casserole is ideal served with mash and veg – and the leftovers can be utilized to make a tempting rooster and bacon tettrazini. Double bubble with out the difficulty! 

What makes this dish even higher is the truth that you merely throw every part within the gradual cooker and depart it to work its magic. Sensible for these hectic days if you don’t fancy cooking – and also you’ve bought the idea of a straightforward pasta dish for the next day, too. 

Gradual-cooker rooster casserole  

Slimming World slow cooker casserole

Serve with mash and your favorite greens for a comfortable, satisfying meal. 

serves 8 (or 4, if you happen to use half to make the tettrazini) 
prepared in 3 hours 30 minutes 
What you want: 

low-calorie cooking spray 
1kg skinless and boneless rooster thighs, seen fats eliminated, reduce into chunks 
3 giant onions, chopped 
2 rooster inventory pots 
500g carrots, sliced 
2 medium leeks, sliced 
4 celery sticks, sliced 
2 tsp dried thyme 
2 tsp yellow mustard seeds 
1kg floury potatoes, akin to King Edward or Maris Piper, mashed, to serve 

What you do: 

1. Spray a big non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and put it over a excessive warmth. Brown the rooster in batches, then tip it right into a 3-litre (or bigger) gradual cooker. Repeat with the onions (browning the rooster and onions first actually boosts the flavour, however if you happen to’re wanting time you may skip this step). 

2. Stir the inventory pots into 300ml boiling water and add to your gradual cooker with all the opposite substances and a bit salt and pepper. Cowl and prepare dinner on excessive for 3 hours or till the rooster is cooked and the greens are tender. Serve sizzling with the mash and your favorite Pace veggies. 

Fancy a roast? Attempt our air fryer roast rooster dinner

Hen and bacon tettrazini 

Slow cooker chicken and bacon pasta

Add bacon, mushrooms and filling pasta to completely remodel your leftover rooster casserole. 

serves 4 
prepared in 25 minutes 
What you want: 

½ of your rooster casserole 
500g dried tagliatelle pasta 
low-calorie cooking spray 
8 again bacon rashers, seen fats eliminated, reduce into skinny strips 
300g mushrooms, quartered 
6 tbsp fat-free pure Greek-style yogurt 
½ small pack recent parsley, chopped, plus parsley sprigs to serve 

What you do: 

1. Roughly shred the rooster from the casserole and stir it again into the sauce. Tip right into a saucepan over a medium-high warmth, cowl and simmer for 10 minutes. 

2. On the similar time, prepare dinner the tagliatelle in line with the pack directions. 

3. Spray a big non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and put it over a excessive warmth. Add the bacon and stir-fry for 3 minutes or till golden brown and barely crispy. Switch to a plate. 

4. Wipe the frying pan with kitchen paper, spray with low-calorie cooking spray and add the mushrooms. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, till golden brown and tender. 

5. Drain the pasta and return it to the pan. Stir by means of the casserole, mushrooms, yogurt and parsley, and season to style. Toss nicely, scatter over the bacon and serve with the parsley sprigs. 

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