Rubber Chicken (3) Chicken, Onion & Sweetcorn Tart 34p a serving
As I did for the pizza, I took the 454g of meat after we had had our roast lunch, and added an estimated 200g of meat for that. So a total of 654g of chicken meat divided by the £4.99 cost, disregarding anything from the stock completely.
To serve 4
70g chicken, 53p
3 stuffing balls, 1/6 value pack/15p, 2p
1 very large onion, chopped 10p
100g sweetcorn, Aldi 89p/900g, 10p
3 eggs, beaten, Aldi free range medium, 16p each, 48p
150g sr flour, 45p/1.5kg, 4p
75ml oil Aldi £1.25/litre, 9p(currently showing as on offer, so cheaper than this)
About 75ml cold water
Total cost £1.36, 34p each
Prepare the pastry using the oil method . To do this, put the flour in a bowl, tip in the oil. Then add the water. You may need a little more, or a little less, all flours are different. Simply stir gently with a tablespoon, and it will come together in a few seconds to make a soft dough, don’t over mix, or the pastry will toughen. If it is looking a little dry while you stir, add a little more water. If too wet, add a little more flour.
For the filling, simply mix everything together and tip into the tart case.
Bake for about 35 mins in a medium oven until the filling is set and the onions are cooked.
The tart could be used hot or cold, as packed lunches or for picnics, as well as for a main meal.
You could use turkey instead of chicken, and other things could be used to pad it out instead of the onion and sweetcorn. I would use a medium onion instead of the very large one, and then…. Potato and olive; carrots and peas; frozen mixed veg, straight from the packet; potato and frozen spinach. If you don’t have any onions, you could leave that out and just use something else. You could add some rosemary, thyme or marjoram if you have any. You could flavour the onion with bay by gently frying the onion and bay together before putting in the tart filling.
Tally so far from one £4.99, 1.5kg chicken, with more to come yet
roast chicken dinner, 2 portions
pizza and salad, 4 portions
chicken and onion pie, 4 portions
spicy lentil soup, 6 portions
Chicken, onion and sweetcorn tart, 4 portions
Total 20 portions
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one