This recipe is the type I do when we have absolutely no money and I have just what’s in the cupboard, freezer or fridge. I used the meat from the thighs of the whole chicken I used yesterday and the super cheap packet of flavoured noodles again so it costs around 42p a serving. I’ve included the ingredients to make taco seasoning which you can make a small container full and then use it in other meals.
For the taco seasoning:
1 tbsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1 packet noodles, discard flavour packet
1 beef stock cube
1 tin chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp taco seasoning
200g cooked chicken, shredded
100g cheddar cheese, grated
- Add the water, stock cube, taco seasoning, noodles and tomatoes to a large pan and bring it to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes, or until noodles are soft. Stir in chicken
- Microwave sweetcorn for 4-5 minutes.
- Serve with grated cheese on top.
You can use almost any cooked meat, it especially works well with leftover meat from a roast.