Fans of the Royal Family love to know insider secrets of what goes on in the palace. But have you ever wondered what the royals eat when they’re at home? A former royal chef has revealed some of the recipes he used to make when he was in the kitchens at Kensington Palace.
“The boys, I guess like any boys, weren’t huge fans of broccoli, but what she said was ‘when you do the broccoli – I want you to have one piece of broccoli with each piece of chicken’,” McGrady said.
So if Prince William and Prince Harry wanted to eat the chicken, they had to have the broccoli too.
The trick worked so well that she cheekily asked the chef to use bigger florets of broccoli in order to get them to eat more greens.
The chef said it’s the perfect mid-week dinner for the family, and is cheap to make too.
Set the oven to 425 Fahrenheit.
Sprinkle the chicken with salt and place on a wire rack on a baking sheet.
Bake in the oven for about 30-45 minutes until the skin is golden and crispy and the meat cooked.
In a large pan melt the butter and add the flour.
Whisk in the cream and milk and cook on a low heat until the sauce thickens.
Stir in the parmesan and cheddar.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add the pasta and stir in.
Spoon into a casserole dish, sprinkle with the cheddar and bake for about 20 minutes.
Recipes by the royal chef can be found on Darren McGrady’s YouTube channel as well as in his book, The Royal Chef At Home, available here on Amazon.
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