No your eyes do not deceive you; this is a recipe post on Stylingo. Some of you may know that cooking has never been my strong point, and living on my own means that I can rarely be bothered to whip up something more advanced than t a couple of Weeabix for my dinner. However, I was recently contacted by Bolsover Cruise Club* and told about their #MeddySteadyCook competition, which involves the chance to win a 2-night cruise just by uploading a Mediterranean recipe. For some reason, a cruise has always been on my bucket list (I think it harks back to my obsession with Pirates of the Caribbean) and so I was NOT passing up the opportunity to enter the competition. And, y’know, practicing making something other than cereal did sound kind of appealing to.
Mediterranean Chicken Recipe
2 x chicken breasts
3 peppers (1 x green, 1 x red, 1 x orange)
Mozzarella (I would’ve preferred non-grated but the STUPID shop only had grated. At least I didn’t have to improvise with a Cheesestring though)
- Chop up half of each of your peppers and half of the onion too. This is quite a boring task so maybe pop on Kanye’s new album to get you through.
- Mix these chopped bits with some oil (I don’t know what oil I have; it’s definitely nothing fancy though) and put them in an oven-proof dish of some kind
- Pop these in the oven on their own for 10 minutes on 200 degrees
- While they’re in there softening, brown your chicken breasts in a pan
- Next, season your chicken with salt and pepper and then cut some slits in the chicken and ram some mozzarella in there
- Take the dish out of the oven and place the chicken breasts delicately on the bed of peppers and onions (oh yes, you’ve now created a ‘bed’ of something. Move over Ainsley)
- Half a load of the cherry tomatoes and scatter these over the dish
- Sprinkle more mozzarella over everything, because cheese = life
- Cook for 30-40 minutes on 200 degrees
I served my Mediterranean chicken with sweet potato fries, but you could always opt for a salad if you wanted to be healthy, or a load more chips if you didn’t. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that it actually tasted QUITE NICE. Which honestly, for a girl who has had to bin quite a few dinners because halfway through I’ve realised they taste like crap is good going.
If you’d like to take part in the #MeddySteadyCruise competition and be in with a chance of winning a 2-night mini-cruise for 2 people, then visit the competition page for full info on how to enter.
What do you all think of this recipe, and what are your favourite easy dishes to make? Let me know in the comments!
(* I was reimbursed for my ingredients, but other than that received no money for creating this competition entry!)