Friday, August 19, 2011

A Quick & Easy Meal - Chicken Vol-Au-Vents

We all seem to be time poor these days and often resort to something quick and easy for dinner sometimes.  This doesn't mean that it has to be takeaway.  Here is a quick and easy recipe for Chicken Curry which can be served with boiled rice, Put into Vol-Au-Vent Cases or made into little pies.  The choice is yours.

This time I decided on Vol-Au-Vent cases.  I am a "specials" shopper and when something comes on special that I use, I usually stock up.  Coles often have their own brand large vol-au-vent cases (1 is ample if served with vegies) so they were already in the pantry.

When I make chicken curry like this I tend to make a double batch.  But here are the ingredients for a single batch which will fill 8 vol-au-vent cases :-

750g Chicken Breast - Diced Small
1 Medium Sized Onion
1 1/2 Cups Mixed Vegetables
2 1/2 Teaspoons of Keens Curry Powder
1 Can of Cream of Chicken Soup

Dice the onion and pan fry with a dash of olive oil and the diced chicken breast until brown.  Add the rest of the ingredients.

And simmer for 10 - 15 minutes

Fill the cases and sprinkle a little cheese on top.

Pop in the oven for 10 minutes and Hey Presto !!  Dinner is served.

And because I made a double batch I now have some to freeze for an even easier dinner somewhere down the track.

I hope you decide to give this hearty recipe a try - It is a firm favourite in our home.  Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are in the world.

I will be back next time to let you in on a little secret I am keeping.

Hugs - Fee XX


Christine M said...

They sound great Fee. I must try them out on the boys!

Anonymous said...

Fee i must give these a try,they look so yummy,thankyou for the recipe

By Hoki Quilts said...

Awwwww, I'm so hungry!!!! and... I really want to know your secret, tee hee

Anonymous said...

I think making double batches of meals is excellent! I did a double spag bol mince the other night and then used the left overs in a lasagne. I love EASY but good meals!! I'm going shopping tomorrow - a rather big list I think.... will have to do a quick menu plan so I don't get too much!

Jeanette said...

They look so yummy. I'll keep them in mind & get the cases next time i'm shopping. Thanks Fee. Hugs,

CurlyPops said...

I can't remember the last time I had a vol-au-vent. I'd forgotten they even existed!
I'll definitely be looking for them on my next shopping trip now. YUm!

Anonymous said...

Just the comfort we need for our dreary weather.

Janice said...

Thanks for sharing. I think the ingredient might go onto my shopping list next week. I've also seen where the filled big vol-au-vent cases are topped with a sheet of puff pastry and a few sesame seeds to make them into a pie, which would also be great with your recipe.

Sharon said...

This looks delicious and simple to make! Thank you for sharing!

Melody said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe Fee, it looks delicious.

Liz said...

thank you .I am always on the lookout for nice "easy" meals. I love"specials"shopping

Mrs Shepo said...

Like you, I am also a "specials" shopper, thank you so much for your great recipe Fiona, it is on my next shopping list. Cheers, Pat.

Allie said...

Those look so yummy! Thanks!

Willow Grove - Kez said...

Oh yummy. My two favorites. Chicken and curry. Definitely will be making this one

Kathy said...

Look fabulous Fee - will have to try this with my hungry ones - and who can resist the lure of 'make now and keep some for later?' Perfect for those days when life gets in a tangle and you need a quick, yummy and home-made meal.

shelley said...

I tried this last night in little pie cases...delicious...thanks so much Fee for the inspiration that you provide.

Shannon said...

That looks so yummy! I will give this a try. Thank you!