Today I’m going to show you a recipe that is just perfect for being on a budget!
This meal contains meat which will hike up the price but to be honest it’s really not an essential, curried vegetables and rice could be added for a just as tasty effect!
For the 8 flat breads it came to a grand total of 13p, this price is using a basic 1.5 kg bag of plain flour not a huge bag that I’m sure would cost even less!
The price does include the other ingredients needed.
For the chicken breast, you have a few options, you could buy frozen, though I’m going to stick to fresh for these pricings.
One Fresh, British Class A chicken breast is about £1.10.
If you’d like to care more about the welfare of chickens and agree they shouldn’t be farmed so compactly with no knowledge of an outside world at all, freedom food is the label to go for though it will usually cost extra, about £2.15 per breast.
If you like the idea of a mostly usual life for the bird you’re eating, a free range breast, it may cost you about £2.40.
Whichever way you do go, I think it’s worth splurging a little considering the bread’s price!
The spices on this chicken are really minuscule amounts but to keep them in your store cupboard for a long while, it’s worth the 62p-68p you will pay for a 100g package of each!
The biggest rip off in supermarkets I have found is the spices!
If you look in the Indian themed section instead of the spice rack section you will find huge bags of the same thing they are selling in a fancy bottle for a fraction of the price!
This meal serves 2 people so it comes to about £1.30 a head with the best chicken money can buy!
So, now I’ve given you some ideas on the pricing, I want to show you how easy it is to make it!
Spicy chicken breast (adapted from The patterned Plate)
For one chicken breast you’ll need:
1/8 Teaspoon Turmeric
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Coriander
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 Tablespoon Vegetable oil
Salt & Pepper
1 Chicken Breast
Easy Flat breads
For 8 delicious flat breads you will need:
250g plain flour
1 Teaspoon salt
150ml warm water
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Start by mixing the chicken spices with the oil in a container and rub into the chicken, set aside in the fridge.
Next, make a start on the bread.
Sift the flour and salt into a bowl, making a well in the middle.
Pour in the measured water and oil and stir until it comes together.
Place on a floured surface or in a mixer with a kneading hook attachment and knead for about 5 minutes until it has come together and looks smooth, less sticky and puffy.
Cover very loosely with a clean tea towel or bowl and set aside for 15 minutes.
Roll the dough into a long roll and cut the dough into 8 equal pieces.
Now, if you want these to look perfect, you can now roll the pieces out into circle shapes and keep them between pieces of floured cling film.
Alternatively you can roll them into rounds and stretch them out with your hands before cooking for a more freestyle and natural shape.
Heat up a grill on a high heat and place on the chicken breast.
Cook on both sides, about 10 minutes, until crispy.
Leave to rest.
Heat up a dry frying pan on the highest heat and leave for a few minute until REALLY hot!
Place on one piece of dough at a time and watch it quickly turn into bread!
Once it becomes fully opaque, flip it over and finish the cooking.
It should be easy to flip but if it sticks, there is still some uncooked dough so don’t flip it just yet!
Black speckles and spots turn up naturally and are a good thing so don’t worry!
When all the bread has finished frying, cut up the chicken breast and serve with the breads!
Delicious and cheap! What more could you ask for?
*All prices are accurate at the time of writing, stores, countries and inflation apply.*