Quick, What’s for Dinner Tonight? Link Up # 7


There were some very yummy recipes linked up last week which I’m really keen to try.  Any take your fancy?  If you are new to this page each week I host a link up for mid week meals where you can stop by for inspiration to answer that dreaded question of what’s for dinner tonight? If you are a blogger you can link up one of your own recipes too and share the love around.  I think it’s a great way to try out new recipes and change up your regular repertoire.  What do you think?

I’ve got a rather tasty Poached Chicken Omelette for my contribution this week but I was especially taken last week with Plus Ate Six’s “Tagliata“. Given that Nancy lives in Shanghai she managed to find some pretty good looking Australian steak for it. There is all sorts of interesting deliciousness and pretty things on her blog too, why not pop over and check it out.


 Tagliata (Steak, rocket & parmesan salad) photo & recipe by Plus Ate Six – how good does it look? Yum!

I’m bringing you eggs this week with my Poached Chicken Omelette.  High protein, big taste, easy to make!


If you’ve got eggs you can make an omelette, right? This one is a little bit fancy, I had it for lunch the other day but was thinking at the time it would be a great Sunday night dinner, it’s full of flavour and a good way of using up leftovers too.

Now if you haven’t poached chicken before don’t fear, it’s beyond easy. Boil up some water in a saucepan, put the whole chicken breast in and reduce the heat to a simmer and poach for about 12 – 15 minutes. Done! See, easy! When I made this omelette I actually used chicken stir fry strips as I had some in the fridge so they only took 7 minutes to poach. Let the chicken cool and then shred with a fork or for speed and ease whack it in the Thermomix or blender and give it a blitz.  You can poach the chicken ahead of time and it will keep in the fridge for a couple of days

Ok there is only so much you can say about an omelette so here is the recipe (it’s for one so just increase the quantities by however many you are cooking for).  If you’ve got fussy kids (duh, yes!) then just pick and choose the toppings to suit.


Poached Chicken Omelette


  • 100 g shredded poached chicken breast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/2 carrot cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 celery stick cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 small red capsicum, cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 C Coriander leaves
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • butter or oil for the fry pan
  • For Drizzle Sauce
  • 2 tsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 small red chilli, seeded and thinly sliced (optional)


  1. Make the dipping sauce by whisking all the 3 (or 2 ) ingredients together then set aside.
  2. Whisk the eggs with the tamari or soy sauce and 1 tsp water
  3. Heat a fry pan and melt butter or coat with oil then pour in the egg mix and swirl around to cover the bottom of the pan. Turn down the heat and put the chicken, vegies and coriander leaves on one side.
  4. Once the egg has cooked through fold the empty half of the omelette over the top and turn out onto a plate.

Any leftover chicken could be used for lunch the next day in a sandwich, wrap or pitta pocket or another omelette! Whatever, go for it.


 This wrap has the left over chicken, some baby spinach and avocado pesto – lunch done in under a minute!

Hungry yet?  (link up housekeeping details at the bottom)

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  • Please make sure your recipes can be made in 30 minutes or under,
  • please link a maximum of 2 recipes per week
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12 comments on “Quick, What’s for Dinner Tonight? Link Up # 7

  1. peregrinationgourmande
    April 22, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Thanks dear what a good idea. I like quick omelette. I was looking for frittatas earlier on blogs and pinterest. Do you know what is the real difference between those? xx cathy

    • Vicki
      April 22, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Good question! – I think it’s that you bake the frittata at the end in the oven and make it more into a crustless quiche. Both are good in my book! (BTW I posted a frittata recipe yesterday in my post on sauces). Your holiday looks lovely too. x

  2. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    April 22, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Oh I am definitely making that chicken omelet tonight!! That looks great!

    • Vicki
      April 22, 2015 at 10:08 am

      Thanks Lucy – I’m making your granola!

  3. Nancy | Plus Ate Six
    April 22, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    There’s only so much you can say about omelette LOL. Thanks for the shout out lovely. I love recipes for 1 – I’m always on the hunt for lunch inspiration.

    • Vicki
      April 22, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      I need lunch inspiration too otherwise I either have nothing or cake!

  4. Dannielle@Zamamabakes
    April 22, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Vicki your omelette looks terrific, I especially love the fact that there’s no cheese in there, Zadada and I are trying to eat slightly cleaner lower carb mains and this little treasure of your fits the bill perfectly. Speaking of low carb I’m making your Warm Lamb and cauliflower salad tomorrow night.
    Have a great week!

    • Vicki
      April 23, 2015 at 9:31 am

      Thanks Zamama! We so over did it on holidays so we are also trying to be a bit cleaner in our eating. I’ve got your beef cheeks on the list for the weekend! I hope you like the lamb & cauliflower! x

  5. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    April 25, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Everything that Nancy makes looks delicious, as does that chicken omelette!

    • Vicki
      April 25, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      I know, Nancy is a star. Will be having a new look for this link up shortly will keep you posted. x

  6. Karin @ Calm to Conniption
    April 27, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Yum on Plus Ate Six’s dish from last week. That looks awesome! Boat definitely floated!

    • Vicki
      April 27, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      I know it floated my boat too!x

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