What's for dinner? I have chicken in the fridge, but what can do I do to make dinner more interesting?

So you have chicken defrosting but what can you do with it to keep the family happy?  Quick, easy and tasty chicken recipes to the rescue!

Chicken Salad Vietnamese Style   Serves 4

600g. chicken breast fillets                                    ½ Chinese cabbage, finely shredded

2 carrots, peeled and cut in matchsticks            1 cup fresh mint leaves

1 cup fresh coriander leaves                                    ½ cup chopped peanuts

Dressing: 1/3 cup lime juice, 2 tblspn fish sauce, 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped, 2 tblspns brown sugar


  1. Make dressing by whisking lime juice, fish sauce, chilli and sugar together in a jug until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Place chicken in a large saucepan and cover with cold water.
  3. Bring to boil over medium heat and then simmer for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Remove from pan.  Cool. Shred.
  5. Place cabbage, mint, coriander and chicken in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss to combine.
  6. Sprinkle with nuts and serve.

Honey Mustard Crumbed Chicken   Serves 4


4 X 125g chicken breast fillets, skin and fat removed

¼ cup seeded mustard                                                ¼ cup honey

½ tsp minced garlic                                                freshly ground black pepper

Approx 1 cup Cornflake crumbs

Salad to serve


  1.  Preheat oven to 180°.
  2. Combine mustard, honey, garlic and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Coat each chicken fillet in the mixture, and then roll in cornflake crumbs.
  4. Place fillets on a non-stick oven tray lined with baking paper.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until cooked.
  6. Serve with a fresh tomato and lettuce salad.


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