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Midweek Meal - Budget Friendly Chicken Tikka Skewers

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Today I am sharing one of my favourite quick midweek meals. With my wedding fast approaching and the fact I just can't rein in on all the little extras I wish to have, my budgets will have to be cut somewhere! So food is the first place I have looked.

Midweek, I tend to go for easy meals which tends to make me reach towards 'gluten free' mixes, breaded chicken, battered fish etc. But of course these make the shopping bills mount, even more when they are gluten free. So I have gone back to basics and am doing a bit more from scratch.

My favourite meal that only takes about half hour from fridge to table is my Chicken Tikka Skewers. Only needing 4 ingredients, these have been a big hit!

TO make 6 Skewers, you will need

  • 1 Brown Onion -15p
  • Green Pepper - 30p
  • 2 Chicken Breasts  - £2
  • Tikka Spice mix (check it's GF) - 3p
  • 6 Skewers
Simply roughly cut the green pepper and onion and put to the side ready to add to the skewers. 

For the chicken I simply cut into chunks. Then I only use the seasoning as more of a rub than a marinade as I feel it really doesn't need any more than that. So all I do is put a pile of the spice on a baking tray and one by one, I completely cover and rub each chunk of chicken in the seasoning. I get mine in a bulk tub from Booker, if you are going to cook a lot like this I would recommend it as this tub only cost me £2.50 and it is the same size as a bag of flour. 

Once coated, put the chicken, pepper and onion on the sticks and bake on 190 for 20 minutes. It is really that simple for a dinner that everyone loves. I pair mine with some type of indian style rice and chicken tikka style salad! Simple! 

This whole meal for two costs no more than £2 per head which I think is great!

I would love to know if you have any other quick dinner ideas! 

Hannah x

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