Having bought a pack of six chicken in breadcrumbs some months back, they’d still not been touched since I froze them and as I am clearing out the freezer ready for Christmas today I decided to eat one. At first I wasn’t sure how I’d be serving it (with chips? mash? something else?), but I’d wrapped the portions individually in foil, so I simply took one of the foil-wrapped-chicken from the freezer, slid it into a plastic takeaway box and put that in the fridge to defrost. There was plenty of time to work out how I was going to eat it.
I finally decided I’d use it to create a simple chicken burger, so headed out to Aldi to get a pack of their large bread rolls. Chicken steak in breadcrumbs = a chicken burger in my book!
I used the mini oven to cook the chicken steak, which was mostly (although not entirely) defrosted when I started the cooking:
- Put the defrosted chicken steak into a dish or on a baking tray and put it in the mini oven. I didn’t pre-heat the oven as it gets up to temperature really quickly.
- Set the mini oven to be 185C, use the bottom shelf, set the grill elements for both top and bottom to both be on.
- Set the timer to 15 minutes.
- After this time, check it and turn the chicken steak over.
- Leave the mini oven settings as they were, but this time set the timer to 10 minutes.
- Check it’s cooked/hot in the middle and remove from the oven, covering it to keep the heat in while you toast the bread roll.
- Slice the bread roll, put the mini oven shelf to the top, select just the top grill element, set the timer for 3 minutes, then watch it until the bread roll is the colour you like it.
- Remove the bread roll from the mini oven, place the chicken steak on the bread roll, squirt your favourite sauce over it.
I had this as my main evening meal, my main meal of the day. I did think about putting salad in the roll, but my salad of choice was out of stock and I didn’t want to buy a collection of individual salad items just to put a little bit into one burger! 🙂
The chicken steaks are in a pack of six from Lidl. I bought them when they were on special offer as I’d not tried this variety before and the price was good. I paid £0.30/chicken steak, but the full RRP is £0.40. The bread roll is one of a pack of 4 bread rolls at Aldi, costing £0.45, so one is £0.11.
Total cost, including the squirt of ketchup, at full price would be £0.42.