Lemon & Thyme Chicken & A Giveaway

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Lemon & Thyme Chicken & A Giveaway Maggi Just for 2 a12

My beloved and I have are like the biggest homebodies.  Even though Orange has many dining places to offer, our idea of “spending time together” involves a really nice home cooked meal and movies. Organising a romantic dinner does not need to be elaborate nor should it happen only on the 14th of February. It could be on any weekend or after work. I think having an impromptu romantic dinner with your loved ones during work week is a good way to break the work-sleep routine.

Simplicity is the key. If you need a little help from the Recipe Base pouches and packet aisle in the supermarket to make this dinner happens, why not. Whilst the majority of sauces on the market cater for families in terms of portion size and taste, there is a new product called Just For 2 by Maggie which specifically caters for, as the name suggests, two people, costing only $1.99 per packet.

Lemon & Thyme Chicken & A Giveaway Maggi Just for 2 a4

The Just For 2 range comes with 4 variety of recipe bases:

  1. Lemon & Thyme Chicken
  2. Moroccan Chicken
  3. Sweet & Sticky Pork
  4. Spicy Tomato & Red Wine Meatballs

There is no artificial colours, or flavours, as well as no added MSG.  As my beloved and I are big fan of chicken, we were looking forward to try the Lemon & Thyme Chicken first – a creamy and citrusy chicken dish which contains a concoctions of flavours such as thyme, garlic, lemon and rosemary. You’ll end up with a good amount that creamy sauce that goes really well with rice. Also, if you like the taste and scent of dijon mustard, you will definitely adore this dish!

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Lemon & Thyme Chicken

Recipe as per the Just For 2 packet instruction

What you’ll need for two servings:-

  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 300g chicken breasts/thigh fillets, thinly sliced
  • 1 x 75g Just For 2 Lemon & Thyme Chicken Recipe Base
  • 150ml lite cream
  • 2 cups (40g) baby spinach

Plus 2 servings of cooked rice to go with the dish

Method:-

Zest the lemon. Set aside.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a medium frying pan, add chicken, cook for 5 minutes or until browned. Add cream and Maggi Recipe Base to pan, cook for 8 – 10 minutes, or until sauce has thickened. Stir through baby spinach and lemon zest. Serve immediate with rice.

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Giveaway

In collaboration with Maggi, we will be giving away one “Just For Two Hamper” which includes the following:-

  • A bottle of wine;
  • Two wine glasses;
  • Candles;
  • Flower petals; and
  • Maggi Just For 2 products

All you have to do is to tell me in the comment box below:-

“How Maggi Just For 2 will help make dinner preparation easier or more romantic for you?”

This giveaway is open from 12:01 am Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (“AEDST”) on 22 July 2013 and will continue until 5:00 pm AEDST on 2 August 2013; and

Entry is open to all Australian residents.

Please, please  read the remaining terms & condition here.

Let’s get your creative juices flowing and good luck!

For more information about the Just For Two product ranges, please visit http://www.maggi.com.au/Products/Just-for-two.

 

** The Giveaway is now closed. Thank you for entering. :) **

 

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18 Responses to Lemon & Thyme Chicken & A Giveaway
  1. Lu Jones
    July 22, 2013 | 11:02 am

    I’d like this so that my son can do something wonderful for his sweetheart. It’s easy enough for his to do and yet so special

    • Emily
      July 23, 2013 | 2:44 am

      talk about a no fuss way to impress you loved one eh? lol

  2. Helene D'souza
    July 22, 2013 | 1:18 pm

    Emily love your lemon thyme chicken looks amazing! neat giveaway hamper too, I thought I d pin it to the food blogger giveaway board for others to participate. =)

    • Emily
      July 23, 2013 | 2:43 am

      I’d appreciate that! Thank you very much. :D

  3. Nicole White
    July 23, 2013 | 8:05 am

    Maggi Just For Two,
    Does all the prep for you,
    Giving us more time to’hold hands’
    Less pots & pans,
    And tastes amazing too!

  4. Sharon Fawcett
    July 23, 2013 | 8:42 pm

    I’m thinking that less time spent in the kitchen slaving over the stove means I’ll have more time to woo my love.

  5. Theresa
    July 23, 2013 | 10:25 pm

    Anything that cuts time in the kitchen when the kids are starting up school and me heading out into the workforce (I haven’t collected a paycheck in 16 years! Wish me luck!) with the hubby is a winner in my book! I’m pretty sure this site will be bookmarked for such frantic occasions… Cheers!

    • Theresa
      July 23, 2013 | 10:29 pm

      Should have read the rules completely! Oh well, good luck to everyone else! :)

  6. Calli
    July 25, 2013 | 1:53 am

    I’ve love to win, I’m always so tired after work and traffic, this would make a nice relaxing evening!

  7. Nerissa
    July 27, 2013 | 5:17 am

    I could surprise my hubby to be to a wonderful dinner, all dishes prepared by me (am a novice cook) with help from Maggi :-)

  8. Irene
    July 28, 2013 | 4:45 am

    I love this product because its so simple even he can do it ;) and it tastes amazing!!

  9. Kim m
    July 28, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    I am horrible at putting flavours together, or at least getting them to taste nice together. Maggi would make our lives nicer, my husband wouldn’t have to oretend that the meal I have made him tastes nice, if he is relying on Maggi and not me, then tea would always taste great!

  10. Michelle V
    July 30, 2013 | 8:16 pm

    The hamper sounds divine!!!
    The Maggi Just For 2 would make things a bit easier as I wouldn’t have to waste time making a blend of flavours (that I usually get wrong anyway!), googling recipes, etc, and it would allow me to spend more time creating a romantic ambience. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  11. Natalie Stoute
    August 1, 2013 | 9:54 am

    Firstly, that dish looks splendid! Fantastic combination of flavours there fussfreecooking.com – chicken, thyme and lemon. Delicious.

    Secondly – my entry..

    With much less preparation, this means more bench space and with only a 10 minute cooking time, that’s enough for a romantic dance in the kitchen, or you could make use of all that bench space ;)

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  13. Jess
    August 1, 2013 | 12:16 pm

    My partner is a mechanic, and the wonderful smells coming from using these pouches would be more than enough to cover the greasy, petrol smell coming from him each night. Better smell equals more romantic dinner I’d say!

  14. Cyndieh
    August 2, 2013 | 8:53 am

    Between my full time job, my online start-up and my blog, sometimes I get so busy that I run out of time for cooking. It would be great to spoil my fiancé with a great romantic dinner for 2 at home!

  15. Michelle
    August 2, 2013 | 11:50 pm

    I work full time ,when I get home from work I sit and have a cuppa and have a quick play with my 1 1/2 year old grandson who has spent the day on a mission to destroy the house .Then i start cooking dinner , something quick and tasty is just what i need to keep the family happy and it will give me more time to spend time with my beautiful grandson before he goes to bed :)