Tomato crusted chicken with red pepper salsa & twice baked chips is my shoebox recipe. I was challenged by Cottages4You to create a delicious main meal that was simple but could be created using only five ingredients that fitted into a shoe box, plus one local speciality food that would prove to holiday makers just how easy it is to create good food from British grub.
Inside the shoe box five staple ingredients were to be the base of the meal. Everyone had the same five ingredients and got to chose their additional local ingredient. The staples were potatoes, tinned tomatoes, onions, peppers, & bread. A fabulous base for loads of different recipes which could be used for any meal. I chose chicken as my additional ingredient because we have some amazing local chickens and the farmers markets and local butchers all sell the best, locally sourced meats. They taste amazing and are really succulent and tender. Chicken is easily sourced in all parts of the UK too so it’s really easy to find if you are on holiday. This recipe is really easy to make, feeds 4 people and is ready to eat in about an hour. Most of it is oven cooked too so you can grab a glass of your favourite tipple and kick back whilst it’s cooking.
The chicken is tender and has a fabulously crunchy breaded crumb which covers the delicate tomato flavour and twice baked chips are just epic! They crunch, crack and are really fluffy inside of their tough exterior. This recipe is brilliant for an al fresco holiday dinner on the patio. It’s quick and really easy considering it looks quite complicated. It’s the posh tower of chips that did it!