17 July 2013

The best healthy summer dinner recipe!

Here are the recipes for the yummy picnic we had last weekend. I had been wanting to make both of these for a long time but never got around to it. The picnic was a perfect opportunity and best of all you can make both ahead of time. The flavours just get better when left for a few hours!

Caramelised Chicken. Source via pinterest

  • 4 chicken pieces (thigh or wing etc)
  • 1 and a bit tablespoons of Olive oil (I'm not that precise when cooking!)
  • 1/2 cup of runny honey
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 and a bit tablespoons of Ketchup
  • 1/3 cup of soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all of the ingredients together and marinade your chicken for a few hours. Cook at 180c for about an hour or until the skin has gone all crispy and caramelised (just make sure your chicken is cooked thoroughly!). They are good served hot or cold. I found it to be slightly too salty so I may leave out the salt next time.

Coriander Corn Salad. Source via the driveway of life blog

Serves 3-4

  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 small lime
  • 1 red pepper
  • Half a bunch of coriander cut up small
  • 1 can of drained sweetcorn (or a few if your using a smaller can)
  • Mini Tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Chop up your red pepper, red onion into small cubes. Add your halved mini tomatoes, sweetcorn and chopped up coriander. Squeeze your lime over your ingredients, drizzle your olive oil and add your salt and pepper. Stir to mix all the flavours and leave to infuse for two hours plus. The flavours settle down and mingle nicely and it will taste AMAZING!


I hope you enjoy these two recipes. I have to admit i'm not a huge fan of a leafy salad, so i'll be eating a lot more of the corn salad. I love the texture of it. It's also fairly cheap to make. We managed to get the lime for 24p and a small red onion for 8p from Asda. The coriander was 70p-80p and the rest of the ingredients we already had. 

Let me know if you happen to try these : )

Gemma xXx

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