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Midweek MEALS

Create something truly memorable on a school night …
Stuffed roasted red peppers, see page 64
Lemon & crab spaghetti, see page 65
Chinese chicken, see page 64
Cuban beef & olive stew, see page 66

Chinese chicken

By Charlotte Davies



Serves 2 | Prep 10 mins |

Cook 35-40 mins | Calories 696 (per serving)

3 tsp ginger purée

3 tsp garlic purée

2 star anise

150ml (5floz)

medium dry sherry

or Chinese rice wine

2 tbsp coconut

aminos or tamari

1 tsp sesame oil

2 tsp honey

½ tsp finely chopped

red chilli or red chilli

flakes (optional)

4 chicken thighs or


brown basmati egg

fried rice, to serve

steamed vegetables,

to serve

spring onions and

toasted cashew nuts


1 Preheat the oven to 180ºC/Gas Mark 4. In a large bowl, whisk together the ginger, garlic, star anise, sherry or rice wine, coconut aminos or tamari, sesame oil, honey and chilli, if using. Place the chicken portions in an ovenproof sauté pan or a large frying pan. Pour the marinade over the chicken and bring to the boil.

2 Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, basting and turning the chicken halfway through.

3 Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the oven and serve with preprepared, microwave steamed rice and vegetables. Garnish with sliced salad onions and toasted cashew nuts, if desired.

Italian style stuffed, roasted, red peppers

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Welcome to the latest issue of Gluten-Free Heaven, loaded this month with 101 fantastic and seasonal gluten-free recipes. December is a special month, full of parties, events, goodwill and plenty of food & drink! So this issue we have put together some incredible gluten-free party recipes and a selection of classic party drinks, as well as bringing you all the essential Christmas recipes you need to bring the family table together. Also this issue we look at how to master party etiquette when living on a gluten-free diet, we examine how to eat ethically and sustainably, introduce a load of great new gluten-free products and catch up on all the latest news and views from around the gluten-free arena. Merry Christmas one and all and a happy New Year!