Beyond chicken soup for the sore throat .... chicken mince in ketchup & cheese

I made this dish last night for K. Thought it's worth sharing given its the season of sore throats.

It was fairly late and we were a dish short for dinner. I didn't want to order in. Remembered that there was a pack of chicken mince in the freezer. Thawed it in the micro. The rest of the dish took about ten minutes. Here's the recipe:

  • Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a nonstick saucepan
  • Once the onions turn translucent, add the chicken mince (250 g)
  • Then add 2 tablespoons of ketchup, which gives the dish a sweetish taste, and same salt
  • Keep patting the meat with a ladle and toss it so that it cooks quickly
  • Once the meat is cooed (turns white from pink) add 2 slices of slim cheese and let this melt. This will add a nice creamish texture which soothes a sore and petulant throat
  • I topped it with some finely chopped bell peppers/ capsicum and the dish was done
Tasted pretty good. As my lunch mate at Fort MumbaiCentral's  dad apparently says, 'cheese ...ketchup ... it has to taste good'. Well it worked for K too and I kept a bit aside for a breakfast filler.


Shounak said…
Kalyan, I believe you've cooked a variant of what we here in the US call a Philly cheesesteak sandwich. :) If you care to try this, here's my favorite version: minced chicken with onions, green peppers, and mushrooms. Keep the cheese, but replace the ketchup (yuck, corn syrup!) with teriyaki sauce. Serve inside a sub roll or any similar semi-hard bread. Dig in!
Priya Suresh said…
YUmmy minced meat..
Kalyan Karmakar said…
Shounak, I did add a teaspoon of Thai Hot chilli sauce but we won't tell K that. I like teriyaki. Might pick it up. I must admit that I am addicted to ketchup. But I am human

Thanks Priya
Sassy Fork said…
Wow...will make this month
Sassy Fork said…
oops....shall make this tomorrow
Kalyan Karmakar said…
Throat OK Sassy Fork?