I cooked this for the first time when I was in on my own. My son is in bed by 7pm and I'm not used to eating before his bedtime routine so I try and get something ready for when he's in bed. This often means something quick or something I can sling in the oven while he's having his pre bed milk.
That said, it's still difficult on your own. It's difficult to motivate yourself to eat well and I do prefer to eat reasonably healthy food. This is so easy though that even the least motivated and tired parent will manage it.
Spicy Baked Chicken - Serves 1 tired Mummy
2 Skinless, boneless chicken thighs
1 tbsp Thai Chilli Sauce or Chilli Dipping Sauce
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
Juice of half a lime
1/4 tsp Ground Coriander
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Grated Root Ginger
Strips of cucumber
1 tsp Soy Sauce
2 tsp Rice or White Wine Vinegar
1/2 tsp Sugar
To serve, sesame seeds (optional)
Mix all of the marinade ingredients together then rub into the chicken, cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.
Cook in an oven at 200oC / 400F / Gas Mark 6 until cooked through and sticky.
Mix salad ingredients apart from the cucumber together then mix in with the cucumber.
Serve the chicken, salad and rice if liked sprinkled with sesame seeds if liked.
I'd love to say this was good cold but I've got no idea. It was tasty hot! I suspect it would be pretty good though which is why I've linked it up to the allergy friendly lunchbox linky.