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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Chicken squares

Chicken squares

This recipe is a family favourite when it comes to starters. Not only is it  easy to prepare but it also seems as if one has taken a long time preparing it in the kitchen. It’s very simple to make and consists of mainly store cupboard stockups  . You can make a big batch of these and freeze them before coating them in egg. My best way to eat them is straight from the oven without frying them in egg. Addictive.

#Note: Although i have listed ingredients under it's heading there are nonetheless other ingredients too as you go along which is why i suggest reading through the whole recipe before cooking so you don't have to pop over to Asda or Tesco inbetween :)

1) Preheat oven to 180c

2) Grease and line (with greaseproof paper) a deep swiss roll tin (if you do not have this then an eight inch square tin will also do)


2 cups chicken breast cubed into very small pieces/ two cups chicken mince will also do
salt & pepper
1 tbsp crushed garlic
1 tsp green chillies-chopped
a handful of sweetcorn (frozen or tinned is fine)
drop of any oil if you are not using a non-stick pan

3) Cook all of the above in a frying pan with a drop of oil until the water evaporates and it starts to look dry, then pop it into a mixing bowl and  leave it aside to cool.


4) In a food processor add the following:
3 slices bread
2 tbsp chillies
1  cup milk
Handful chopped coriander
3 eggs
2 tbsp ghee-unsalted butter
salt and pepper
5) Process the above until  it has all mixed together and looks lumpy and runny at the same time.

6) Then add this mixture to the cooled cooked chicken and stir well. Then add in 1 tsp baking powder and stir again till all looks mixed.

7)  Pour into a greased baking tray and pop into oven for about fifteen to twenty minutes on the middle shelf.

8) How to tell if it's done
      like a cake if you press it with your finger it should feel spongy and light. Also it will have small brown specks on it, don't worry it is not burnt!

9)  Once done let this cool and then cut into small squares (i can get about 18 squares from a swiss roll tin). Nows the time to  freeze it for later-or quickly taste it warm *licks lips*

10) Just one more step...
       whisk 2 eggs with a handful of coriander and dip each cool chicken square into the egg mixture making sure it is fully coated before shallow frying it on medium heat. Wait till both sides turn a nice golden brown colour and serve warm with lemon wedges on the side. Happy days. x

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