Tuesday 27 January 2015

Budget Tasty Dinner to Feed 2 people!

So, it's getting to the end of January and payday is nearly here! Maybe you're feeling the pinch still from Christmas, maybe you're needing to save this month - or maybe you're one of the lucky ones that are fine! Either way, everybody likes to save a penny or two here and there, and this is the perfect meal to help that!

I love cooking and I love eating healthily, but it's not always the cheapest thing! So, here is a cheapo meal that can be made for around a fiver to feed 2 people! I know, I know....you're welcome! ha ha :)

Chicken thighs are great, they're super cheap and full of flavour. I made them with a harissa marinade and it was so so yummy! Here's the recipe... Enjoy! x


  • Pack of chicken thighs
  • 1 x red pepper
  • 1 x Fennel Bulb
  • Tin of Cannellini beans
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic oil
  • 1/2 tbsp chilli oil
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp harissa
  • 1 tbsp honey
  1. Marinade the meat with a good squeeze of lemon, 2 tbsp harissa paste or powder, honey and chilli oil and leave for around an hour or as long as you have
  2. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees (200 degrees fan oven)
  3. Slice pepper into quarters and place on a baking tray 
  4. Slice the fennel thinly and place on the baking tray with the peppers
  5. Cook the chicken in the oven on a baking tray for around 30 minutes or until cooked and put the veg in the oven around 10 minutes after the chicken
  6. About 5 mins before the chicken is ready, wash and drain the beans and fry in a pan with the garlic oil and another squeeze of lemon
  7. Mash the beans in the pan whilst you're frying them and add some salt and pepper
  8. When everything is cooked, assemble on a plate and drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil

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