When asked to assess this week's stand-back-and-throw-meal, here were the unedited comments of three leading chefs:
Jamie: Eat real food instead of packaged lies
Nigella: This is an unabashed lazy, unctuous, luscious, oozy dish .... mmmmm (dips finger into casserole and licks the sauce suggestively)
Gordon: What the ... bleep... this is .... bleep ... lazy ... you really should be ... bleep .... embarrassed
Embarrassed? Yes, maybe. Just a little. That said, may I present the
To make this dish I started by slicing some mushrooms and spring onions. Next I opened two tins: one of apricot nectar and the other of apricot halves (which I drained). After this I tore open a packet of powdered French onion soup. Finally I threw the lot in a covered casserole dish with some chicken thigh fillets and popped it into the oven until cooked.
This dish really is exceptionally versatile. Don't like pieces of fruit in savoury dishes? Omit the apricots. Don't like vegetables? Omit the onion and mushrooms. Don't like the sound of this much work? Omit all the ingredients above and dial for take-out.