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I was recently contacted by McCormick and asked if I was willing to try two of their recipes using their new Recipe Creations products. I had seen these at the Kids Business Bloggers BBQ and thought they were a great idea: each pack contains just enough herbs and spices to create the meal to serve 4 people. They are great for home cooks who aren’t comfortable using herbs and spices (e.g. knowing which herbs work with what and how much to use) and are also great to create a simple, yummy meal without much thought.
Here’s the recipe:
- 2T plain flour,
- pinch of baking powder,
- 1 1/2T cocoa,
- 1/2T dark brown sugar,
- pinch of salt,
- handful white choc chips
- 1/2T oil,
- 1 1/2T milk,
- 1 1/2T nutella
- 1/2 egg
- In a large microwavable mug mix flour, baking powder, cocoa, dark brown sugar, salt and white choc chips. Make sure to mix well.
- Add oil, milk and nutella, mixing well.
- In a separate bowl whisk one egg and then pour half into mug.
- Sprinkle with a few more white choc chips.
- Microwave for 1min on 80% power. Then an extra 10secs at a time until cooked to your liking.
You may notice that our chicken didn’t look much like the one in the picture. The recipe just says fillets but Mr Monkey suggested we use chicken thigh as they are tastier and better for roasting.
The potatoes were oh so good! Nothing better than some roast potatoes, especially with yummy herbs and spices. They were also very easy to cook – just coat in the herbs and spices and oil and then chuck in a roasting pan.
The chicken was great with a nice acidity from the lemon. I served it all with a simple rocket salad and Lily loved it too. She’s a big fan of potatoes so she was happy.
I’ll definitely keep this recipe in our repertoire – the herbs and spices are ones we have at home anyway and it will make a great “Sunday roast” alternative.
Have you seen the new McCormick Recipe Creations? What do you think of them?
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and McCormick also provided all of the ingredients to cook this meal. However, I cooked the meal with my own hands (and a bit of help from Lily) and all opinions are my own.