Thursday, 12 July 2012

Hello Fresh - Mexican Chicken with Refried Beans

Mexican chicken with homemade refried beans is the fourth meal I cooked from last weeks box, it is the only meal that I have added anything extra to and thats because I wasn't sure if I would like refried beans as the only beans I think I like are baked and come in a tin ;) So I put some potato wedges in the oven just in case!
Sorry forgot to take a pic of the back of the card!
Even though it is coming to the end of the week the ingredients were still nice and fresh.
I love colourful food! 
This is where I ran into my very first problem in all the recipes I have done so far, the instructions start off with preheat the oven but when I got to the chicken part it says grill them! I can't do that as are oven and grill are together so I put in the chicken in the oven for about 5-10 mins then put the peppers and wedges in. 

Pretty Peppers! 
The dreaded beans... 
Perfect drink to go with mexican food!


The beans were lovely! Much nicer than I thought they would be and the chicken was gorgeous.

Again a great recipe from Hello Fresh :)

This was the last recipe I cooked from the first box. There were five meals but I missed cooking one of the recipes which was a wild rice salad, I still have the ingredients so I'm going to cook it at the weekend for lunch. As I ordered the four person box and the portions are very generous I did have food left over so I made a curry using two chicken breasts, a red pepper, a yellow pepper, a courgette and a red onion which were all left overs from the box plus a tin of chopped tomatoes and some madras paste.  All thrown in the slow cooker and ready to eat when I got in from work.

I can't believe how much I have enjoyed cooking this week, I love the concept of the box. I am enjoying trying new foods and its teaching me to cook! 

I will definitely carry on with my subscription. I hate food shopping and thinking about what to cook for my family to make sure they eat a varied and balanced diet so I love the concept of these boxes and so far so good.

I ordered the two person box for this week and I have made three of the recipes so far - just need to get them typed up to share with you all.

You can use code 75ZPXR on the Hello Fresh website to get £20 off your first box.


  1. I love beans! Might have to nab that refried bean recipe of you :D x

    1. Finely dice a red onion (don't copy my idea of finely diced LOL), cook it on medium/low in a tablespoon of olive oil. After 5 mins add in a tin of mixed beans, a splash of tabasco, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 tablespoon of tomato puree, 5 tablespoons of water, salt and pepper.
      Cook with a lid for 15 mins.
      Take out two thirds of the mixture and mash it to a paste using the back of a fork.
      Mix the remaining whole beans into the paste.
      Check for seasoning.

    2. Fab will try this thanks! x