No matter what you think of Jamie ‘aw-wight? Luv-ah-lee’ Oliver, the guy can really cook. Inspired by a quick rifle through one of his books, I whipped this up last night:
1 Chicken Breast
1 strip Bacon
1/2 Red Onion, cut up
1 Green Pepper, cut up
1 Red skinned potato (cut up and microwaved for a couple minutes first)
1 splash white wine
1 knob butter
Rosemary / Garlic / Pepper / Fresh Basil
Fold the whole lot up into an airtight tin foil ‘envelope’ and bake for 25 minutes or so.
That’s it – no washing up, etc. Apparently JO used to make these parcels the lovely Jools and leave them for her to heat and eat. It’s bloody inspirational stuff, and now I have visions of making parcels like this and bringing them to work, taking them to friends’ places and forcing them to eat what I made, and so on. The chicken was sooo tender, everything was infused with Rosemary and wine, it had a nice creamy sauce to pour on, and the whole thing took about 5 minute’s prep. I’ve gone with the Italian herbs this time, but with a bit of Coriander you could do an Indian or Malaysian parcel…
I’m not cooking anything else ever again. Probably.