I have been a fan of very lazy food for a while. Anything that makes life easy when you work and look after a family gets my vote! I usually have a pot of their very lazy garlic and ginger in my fridge as its so much easier than having the fresh products. I normally find fresh garlic has started to grow before I get round to using it all!
I was delighted to find out that you can now get Very Lazy Cooking Concentrates as well. These are little jars that provide the basic cooking sauce for the recipe but you can then add liquid to change the taste as you wish. If you want simple you can follow the shopping list on the packet which tells you which liquid to buy. Alternatively you can just add the liquid you wish, wine, stock, whatever, your imagination is the limit.
I tried the Very Lazy Creamy chicken. As you can see from the picture it is a small glass jar with a label wrapped round it. The label told me to get 500g of chicken breast and 150ml of double cream to make the recipe. You need to check the label while you are in the supermarket to make sure you have everything you need.
When you remove the label to get the jar out you find that the recipe is inside. It is a very simple recipe, in this case there were three steps. These consisted of stir fry the chicken for five minutes, add the lazy concentrate and cook for two minutes then finally add water and cream and simmer for 15 minutes. As well as being very simple it is also very quick. The recipe also provides a serving suggestion which in this case was to server with rice and mangetout.
These two pictures show what it looked like while cooking after I added the cream and how it looked on the plate. I have to say that it was a nice simple meal to make and it tasted nice as well. I did notice a slight vinegary aftertaste and I think if I made this again I would add a little more cream. It did not put me off buying it again and I will definitely be trying other products in this range.
There are a number of different cooking concentrates available so there should be one to suit every taste. These are Very Lazy Beef Bourguignon, Very Lazy Carribean Chicken, Very Lazy Chilli Con Carne, Very Lazy Coq Au Vin, Very Lazy Thai Green Curry, Very Lazy Posh Sausage Casserole, Very Lazy Stroganoff and of course the Very Lazy Creamy Chicken. A good product to have in the store cupboard for those emergency meals!