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I’m all for quick & simple cooking and what better way to do this than with a Crockpot slow cooker! You can poach, stew, braise, simmer, infuse, roast and bake in a slow cooker. It’s perfect is you’re too busy or running short on time and want to throw everything into one giant pot to cook while you’re out.

So today, I’m giving one of you the chance to win your own 4.7 Litre Crock-Pot  (RRP £89.78) which feeds up to 5 people and also includes recipes created by TV Chef Phil Vickery, thanks to Choiceful.com.

“Choiceful is an online marketplace with products in categories ranging from home and garden, computing, electronics, music, book, health and beauty plus more. They also let you sell your unwanted items at competitive rates”.

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Features

  • 4.7 Litre capacity – ideal for up to 5 people.
  • 2 heat settings and keep warm function.
  • Removable pot can be used on the hob, in the microwave, oven, freezer and refrigerator.
  • Includes 15 recipes exclusively created by Phil Vickery.

Terms & Conditions:

  1. The competition ends at midnight (GMT) on 24th September 2013, four week from today.
  2. The giveaway is UK only.
  3. Choiceful will be posting the prize to the winner.
  4. You must enter via Rafflecopter below.
  5. The winner will be announced on both my blog & on my twitter account (@ananyah) on 25th September 2013.
  6. Once the winner has been announced, they have 24 hours to claim the prize, if no one claims the prize in that time, we reserve the right to select another winner.
  7. Please ensure you use your correct email address when entering as this is how we will contact you to mail the prize.

Enter:


I like recipes that are quick, easy and taste wonderful, especially if I’m working throughout the week. The last thing I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen so this is the perfect dish to create when you’re short on time.

I like to think of it as an upmarket version of a Chicken Kiev. You could really stuff the chicken with anything you like. I just so happen like cheese, pesto and more cheese. I added rocket & parmesan salad to the dish before serving and relaxing for the rest of the night.

Garlic & Lemon Double Stuffed Chicken

Garlic & Lemon Double Stuffed Chicken

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients

  • Oil
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 packet of cream cheese (I used Garlic & Herb Philadelphia)
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese (or more if you wish!)
  • 4 tablespoons of Pesto
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs (I used Ruskoline but Panko would be my preferred choice)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of garlic salt
  • Pinch of Paprika

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180º degrees. Lightly coat a large, shallow baking dish with oil.
  2. Butterfly each breast by slicing in half horizontally through the center, cutting almost but not completely through. Place cheddar, cream cheese and pesto in the center of each breast.
  3. Fold the chicken together and set aside.
  4. Pour milk into a shallow bowl. In a separate bowl, combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Carefully dip each breast into the milk, then in breadcrumb mixture, patting lightly to firmly coat. Secure with a cocktail stick so it doesn't fall apart.
  5. Place breasts side by side in a single layer in pre-oiled baking dish, tucking edges under to seal.
  6. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in lemon juice and garlic, and drizzle evenly over chicken. Season breasts with garlic salt and paprika.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until juices run clear.
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Huge news around ananyah.COM, I’ve been asked to be part of the exclusive BBC Good Food Show Blogger Community which means a lot of exciting things to come for this blog. 

I will be at the BBC Good Food Show in October (which I normally go to anyway!) and will blog about the entire event from an “insiders” view. I can’t divulged everything yet but let’s just say, I’m rather excited at what’s ahead.

In the mean time, what I can reveal is that I’m going to be  judging the hunt to find Glasgow’s Best Deli 2013 alongside Steve Clark (Director of BBC GFS Show) , Katy Truss (Manager of The Producers Village at the BBC GFS) as well as other exclusive bloggers.

The search is now on for Glasgow’s Best Deli 2013.

The BBC Good Food Show team are on the hunt for the best deli in Glasgow, following a successful launch for the scheme in Birmingham earlier in 2013. The winner will receive a stand at the BBC Good Food Show Scotland which runs at the SECC, Glasgow from 18 – 20 October to publicize their business to thousands of food loving visitors.

Katy Truss, Founder Fabulous Food Finds, and judge of Glasgows Best Deli, says “This is such an exciting opportunity for the delis and farmshops in Glasgow. Scotland has such an amazing larder and the small producer scene is really booming, and we can’t wait to get out into the streets and see what Glasgow has to offer. It’s bound to be delicious!”

Farm shops and delis can be nominated by their customers and fans. Alternatively they can nominate themselves. Judges will be looking for the following:

  • Range of international and local produce
  • Quality of produce
  • Knowledge of providence of produce
  • Customer service

To apply please visit:Glasgow’s Best Deli 2013 Entry Page

Deadline for applications is 5th September. Winner will be announced on 26th September

So if you’re in Glasgow, where is your favourite Deli? Let me know so I can check it out!