You've seen the TV advert, which is very cool and very colourful so I was intrigued to try Schwartz newest kid on the block. Flavour shots are essentially a recipe herb and spice mix in oil, ready for you to cook with. Most of the shots are gluten free (do contain maltodextrin but this is considered safe for most coeliacs) (not all) and vegetarian friendly ( not all), the website has various recipes for you to try the shots with plus videos of others as well. The package also has a suggested recipe for you to follow.
Flavour shots are available in most supermarkets and in eight tasty flavours (not all supermarkets are carrying the full range) and retail for around £1.
I plumped for the Spanish smoked paprika chicken shot, which is a pretty easy recipe to follow and I had the necessary ingredients to hand.
What you need
- Flavour shot
- 1 onion - chopped finely
- 1 can of chopped tomatoes
- 2 tbsp of tomato ketchup
- 1 pepper - finely diced
- 2 large chicken breasts - chopped into bite sized pieces
- 75g chorizo - chopped (optional I didn't use)
What you do
- Mix up the flavour shot with a spoon and pour into large frying pan
- Heat over a medium heat, add the chopped onion and stir and cook for about 5 minutes until softened
- Now add the chicken pieces (and chorizo if using) and fry another 4-5 minutes
- Next add the chopped pepper, tomatoes and ketchup
- Stir and simmer over a low heat, covered for approximately 10 minutes or so until the chicken is cooked through.
- Remove the lid and simmer to reduce sauce to desired consistency.
Serve with rice, roast baby potatoes or whatever takes your fancy, a pretty tasty dish a little too tomatoey for me which I felt dominated the chicken a little.
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