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The changing of seasons from summer to autumn is a wonderful time of year. The sun is still shining, but there is a crisp chill in the air.

There are flowers still blooming while leaves are turning brown and tumbling to the ground, crunching underfoot.

There’s a magical feel to this time of year, and we love it.

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The colder evenings and nights means one thing: comfort food. Comfort food is often associated with unhealthy dinner options, stodgy desserts and one too many sweet treats. While that is okay in moderation, we’re here to give you three healthy chicken dishes for you to serve this autumn, without sacrificing the comfort factor. Kitchen utensils at the ready!

Chicken Soup

A home-made roast chicken soup will be packed full of flavour and tasty veggies, providing a wholesome meal for the whole family that you won’t be able to resist. There’s something satisfying about making a great soup, and this is one that holds no punches. Not only is it super tasty, but it is packed full of vitamins and nutrients, too.

A great excuse to pull out your favourite kitchen accessories – the blender and that deep saucepan complete with heavy lid – perfect for making soup!

 Roast Chicken Salad

There are some days during this crossover period between summer and autumn that are a little too warm for full-on comfort food like a roast dinner but still call for the essentials. We love combining the two, with this roast chicken salad.

Roast your chicken with lemon and herbs and add some crispy bacon for a classic flavour combination. Instead of roast potatoes and veggies, make a home-made crunchy slaw with carrots, cabbage, red onion and a little natural yoghurt and mustard. Crush some boiled potatoes with garlic and olive oil for a potato salad side and you’ve got yourself a roast dinner salad.

Chicken Curry

Rice is one of the best grains to eat and is a great source of healthy carbohydrates and energy. Marinate fresh chicken breast with your favourite combination of spices and a little olive oil, fry off with onion, garlic, spinach and mushrooms before creating a sauce with tinned tomatoes and a little yoghurt. Full of fresh veggies, this is one curry you won’t feel guilty about eating!

It’s so easy to keep healthy that we’re sure you won’t be able to put those kitchen accessories down – step away from the roasting dishes, back away from that rice steamer – it’s time for dinner!

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