Spicy Chicken and Mushroom Supper

We’re so full of food after my day of pastry making with John Whaite, so tonight called for something a bit lighter. The recipe comes from old faithful Nigel Slater’s Real Fast Food.

Method is pretty simple – chop the various flavour makers and fry them together before setting aside. Next fry the chicken for a bit, then add the mushrooms and then return the flavourful paste to the pan along with some light muscovado sugar and a little lime. There’s supposed to be some nam pla in this, but Mark hates the stuff so I skipped it.

Finished meal wasn’t exactly a huge meal – very carb light, and not at all like what I usually make! Still very tasty though, and despite the number of chillies involved it wasn’t unduly hot.