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What you need:

3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 lbs / 680 g skinless boneless chicken breast
Salt and pepper
2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Mexican Spice Blend
1 red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
5 canned whole green chiles, seeded and coarsely chopped
4 canned chipotle chiles, seeded and minced
1 (28 oz) can stewed tomatoes
1/2 tsp all-purpose flour
16 corn tortillas
1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce, canned
1 cup shredded Cheddar and Jack cheeses

Garnish: chopped cilantro leaves, chopped scallions, sour cream, chopped tomatoes

What you do:

preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F / gas mark 4

Coat a large saute pan or frying pan with oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Brown chicken over medium heat, allow  7 mins each side or until no longer pink. Sprinkle chicken with cumin, garlic powder and Mexican spices before turning. Remove chicken to a platter, allow to cool.

Saute the onion and garlic in chicken drippings until tender. Add corn and chiles. Stir well to combine. Add canned tomatoes, saute 1 minute.

Pull chicken breasts apart by hand into shredded strips. Add shredded chicken to saute pan, combine with vegetables. Dust the mixture with flour to help set.

Microwave tortillas on high for 30 seconds. This softens them and makes them more pliable. Coat the bottom of 2 (13 by 9-inch) pans with a ladle of enchilada sauce. Using a large shallow bowl, dip each tortilla in enchilada sauce to lightly coat. Spoon 1/4 cup chicken mixture in each tortilla. Fold over filling, place 8 enchiladas in each pan with seam side down. Top with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.

Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 350 degree F oven until cheese melts. Garnish with cilantro, scallion, sour cream and chopped tomatoes before serving. Serve with Spanish rice and beans

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What you need:

300 g bunches English spinach x 2  or 250 g frozen spinach ( thawed)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion  ( diced)
3 garlic cloves crushed
1 lb /500 g chicken mince
6 oz /200 g fresh ricotta cheese
2 oz / 60g butter
1 1/2 oz / 30 g plain flour
450ml milk
dried cannelloni tubes
475 ml of thick Italian tomato pasta sauce

3 oz / 85 g  grated cheese

What to do:

Remove spinach leaves from stalks and wash well.

Place into a large oven proof  bowl & cover with boiling water. Leave  to stand for 1 minute then drain.

Roughly chop the spinach. (If using frozen spinach, allow to thaw). Squeeze spinach between hands to remove excess water then return the spinach to bowl.

In a large  frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat.

Add the onion and garlic then cook for 3 minutes, or until tender.

Add chicken mince. Cook for around 5 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon to break mince up.

Set aside to cool.

Add the ricotta cheese , mince mixture, and salt and pepper to spinach. Mix well.

In a  saucepan melt the  butter over medium-high heat. Add  the flour. Cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly. Remove from heat.

Slowly add the milk, stirring until mixture is smooth. Return to heat. Cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until mixture comes to the boil.

Fill each of  the cannelloni shells with the spinach/ chicken mixture and place in  the oven proof dish.

Pour the pasta sauce evenly over cannelloni. Top with white sauce.

Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top.

Bake  uncovered for around 30 to 35 minutes or until pasta is tender and top is golden.

Serve hot.

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What you need:

1 tbsp sunflower oil
2 chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
8oz / 225g spaghetti
1 large onion chopped
150g pesto sauce
7oz / 200ml creme fraiche
1or 2 fresh tomatoes chopped into pieces.
Parmesan cheese (grated)

What to do:
Heat the oil in a frying pan, and gently cook the chicken, turning until fully cooked.
Cook the spaghetti following the packet’s instructions.
Remove the cooked chicken from the heat, and stir in the chopped onions, pesto and creme fraiche blending well.
Drain the pasta and mix in with the chicken mixture.
Divide into 4 serving bowls & garnish with the chopped tomatoes, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.

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