Roast Chicken for One!

Roast Chicken witih long beans!

When I’m on my own, I tend to make a lot of vegetarian dishes or one-pot meals, as they generally are quick and easy, and I can make enough for lunch the following day. However, one evening last week, I really had a craving for chicken – and although I must admit that this wasn’t the best dish I have ever made (it was incredibly salty), it was however, incredibly simple and goes to show that you can make a really good, healthy meal just for yourself with very little hassle.

I had a chicken thigh and a drumstick kicking about in my freezer – I’m sure C put it there as all skin had been removed (I personally love skin!) and decided I was going to do something with it. I found a recipe on-line that just called for Soya sauce and garlic for the marinade. In an oven-proof containter poor the marinade over the chicken and then pop it straight into an 200°C oven for 30 to 45 minutes – and your good to go! In the mean time, I sautéed some long beans with garlic and olive oil and ended up with a very good dinner, and because I had no carbs it felt quite light.

Now I should have known better than to just use the soya. What seems to happen when you roast the chicken, is that the soya becomes really thick like syrup, and the saltines intensifies. In order for this dish to be much better, it really needed an element of sweetness to balance out the flavour. The next time I make this I will use my normal chickenwing marinade which is

  • Soya
  • Garlic
  • Honey
  • Lime juice

I have absolutely no measurements for this, I just put it all into a bowl and taste my way forward, and usually it turns out pretty well.

However, what I do like about this dish, is that it goes to show that you can have a lovely mid-week meal even if it is only you sitting at the dining table (or in front of the telly as the case my be….) and still be pretty healthy.

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