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How to Turn Forgotten Fridge Items into an Amazing Meal

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So this week, on Beyond The Peel TV, we wanted to switch it up a bit and share with you a way to use up those items in your fridge that you know you should/need to eat, but you don’t, because you either don’t want to, or you don’t know what to do with them. You know exactly what I’m talking about. The veggies that you thought you’d eat. The herbs you only used for one recipe. Yeah. Those are the ones I’m talking about. In this episode of Beyond The Peel TV, France shows you how you can easily take stock of the forgotten foods sitting in your fridge and turn them into an amazing, healthy meal, by using this one awesome resource.
For the braised red cabbage with apples and cipollini onions
  Red cabbage head 1⁄2 Medium (You may use a full head as well)
  Apple 1 Medium, cored, sliced, chopped
  Cipollini onions 1 Pound
  Bacon drippings/Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Maple syrup 3 Tablespoon
  Apple cider vinegar 3 Tablespoon
For the lemon thyme roasted chicken
  Chicken pieces 3 Medium (Thighs and legs used)
  Preserved lemon/Lemon zest - 2 teaspoon 1⁄2 Medium, pith and pulp removed and peel finely chopped
  Garlic cloves 2 Medium, minced
  Fresh ground pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Increase to 1/2 if using lemon zest)
  Dried thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
2. Place all the onions in a large bowl and pour the boiling water over the onions, cover for 5 minutes. (This will speed up the process of removing the skins)
To prepare the red cabbage and apple:
3. Meanwhile, roughly chop the cabbage and apple.
4. Peel off the outer skin of the cipollini onions.
5. Place the onions, cabbage and apples in a large 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
6. In a small bowl combine the bacon drippings, maple syrup and apple cider vinegar in a bowl.
7. Pour the maple syrup mixture over the cabbage and stir to coat. Set this aside.
To prepare the lemon thyme mixture for the chicken:
8. In a separate bowl, mix the lemon, garlic, salt, pepper and thyme together to create a “paste.”
9. Cut a slit in the skin of the chicken pieces. Use your fingers to create space between the skin and the meat. Put an even layer of paste under the skin of the chicken pieces.
10. Season the skin with salt and pepper.

11. Add the chicken pieces on top of the cabbage and apple layer in the baking dish.
12. Place in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until the chicken is done.

13. Serve warm and enjoy the meal!

Things You Will Need
1. 9" x 13" Baking dish

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
This recipe shows how you can combine small quantity of ingredients and make a great meal. The Chef makes Baked Chicken and Vegetables in the video. This is a simply amazing dish and doesn't even take much of your time.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 523 Calories from Fat 138

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.6%

Saturated Fat 5.8 g29%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 115.1 mg38.4%

Sodium 480.6 mg20%

Total Carbohydrates 62 g20.5%

Dietary Fiber 12.2 g48.7%

Sugars 38.9 g

Protein 40 g80.4%

Vitamin A 95.7% Vitamin C 407.4%

Calcium 24% Iron 33.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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