Chicken Spring Rolls

Spring rolls is I think one of the most favorite and famous snacks around the world which is like liked by everyone and comes with different fillings and sizes. Try my version and I am sure you will like the crispy fried rolls filled with crunchy vegetables and seasoned to perfection chicken ❤

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 24 spring roll sheets
  • Oil for frying
  • Flour and water slurry/ 1 egg + 4 tbspns water (for sealing the rolls)

FILLING

  • 1 tbspn oil
  • 2 tbspns soy sauce
  • 1 tbspn hot sauce
  • Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbspn chicken salt/ 1 tspn ajinomoto
  • 2 carrots (peeled and grated)
  • 3 springs of green onion (sliced)
  • 1 capsicum (sliced thin)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ cabbage (sliced fine)
  • 2 chicken breasts boiled and shredded (boiled in salt, pepper, 2 tbspns soy sauce and 1 cup water)

Method:

  • Boil the chicken and shred it with hands.
  • Heat oil in a wok and add garlic. Fry until it is translucent and add all the veggies. Stir fry for 5 minutes adding all the spices and sauces and remove from flame. Transfer it into a deep mixing bowl and add chicken. Mix well.
  • I fried the veggies for only 5 minutes to avoid soggy filling. I like my spring roll filling to be crunchy and cooked at the same time.
  • Now fill in the roll sheets and seal the edges with the slurry. Refrigerate the rolls for 30 mins to 1 hr prior to frying.
  • Heat oil to 190 degrees Celsius in the fryer and fry rolls in batches for 5 minutes per batch.
  • Serve hot with any sauce of your choice.
  • To freeze the rolls, keep them in snap seal or freezer bag until you need them. You can freeze up to 3 months and the taste will be the same.
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Chicken Bites

 

Q. Who doesn’t like chicken bites?
A. Everyone does. 😀

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ideal for snacks, lunch boxes, game nights and kids parties…. its a CROWD PLEASER 😀

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tspn chicken salt
  • 1 tbspns red chilli flakes
  • 1 tspn cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbspns hot sauce
  • 4 tbspn soy sauce
  • 1 tbspn lemon juice
  • 1 large size egg
  • 1 cup corn flour
  • Oil for deep frying

Method:

  • Wash, dry and cut chicken breasts in chunks.
  • Add all the dry ingredients and mix. Add all the sauces and mix again. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Add egg and corn flour and mix again. Keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in deep fryer to 190 degrees Celsius and fry chicken pieces individually in batches until all done. Each batch frying time should be 4 – 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with your desired sauce.

Aalu Samosa

This aalu samosa used to be really popular in Pakistani home cooking. People used to make it for Ramadan, Eid, guest visits, rainy weather, etc. My very special recipe, crispy spring roll sheets filled with super hot and flavorful loaded with green masala filling, ideal for hi tea parties, birthday parties, small gatherings or just a casual friend visit. Everyone love these samosas. Give it a try and fall in love with these babies ❤

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR SAMOSA

  • 20 to 24 samosa sheets
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Slurry of flour and water to seal the samosa

FOR FILLING

  • 4 medium sized potatoes, boiled
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tspn red chilli flakes
  • ½ tspn chaat masala
  • ½ tspn garam masala
  • 1 tbspn fenugreek leaves, dried
  • 2 tbspns cracked coriander seeds
  • 3 to 4 green chillies chopped fine
  • 1 cup coriander and mint leaves chopped fine
  • 1 small onion chopped (if you are not freezing the samosas)

Method

  • Boil potatoes and peel the skin while they are hot. Put them in a mixing bowl and add all the ingredients for filling. Now mash the potatoes by mixing all the ingredients.
  • The filling is ready for samosas. If you are freezing the samosas for some other time use, please don’t add onion as it will leave moisture when defrosted plus the strong odour of the onion will spoil the flavour. But if you ae frying within 2 hours of preparing the samosa that’s fine, you can add onion.
  • Now make the cone shape of the samosa sheet and fill it with 1 to 1.5 tbspn of the filling and seal all the edges with the slurry.
  • Make all the samosas until the filling is finished.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hr.
  • Heat oil to 190 degrees Celsius and fry them in batches, depending on the size of your fryer.
  • Serve hot with ketchup, imli chutney or mint chutney.

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Chicken Cheddar Sandwiches

Easy to make, easy to impress and yummy to eat….. Ideal for picnics, tea parties, Iftars, lunch boxes, snacks, etc.

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 whole sandwich bread (white or brown)

FOR CHICKEN

  • 1 chicken breast
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tbspn soy sauce
  • 1 tbspn hot sauce
  • 1 cup water for boiling the chicken

FOR SPREAD

  • 1 cup chopped baby spinach
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • ¼ tspn mustard powder
  • 1 tbspn cracked black pepper
  • ¼ tspn white pepper
  • 1 tspn chicken salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I use kraft foods)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 slices smoked cheddar cheese slices (processed cheese) (chopped)
  • 1 cup cos lettuce chopped

Procedure:

  • Boil the chicken breast with all the ingredients given for chicken. Let it cool down and shred.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for spread and mix in the chicken.
  • If you want to you can trim off the sides of the bread and spread the chicken mixture on one slice, enclosing the sandwich with the other bread slice.
  • Cut each sandwich into bite size squares or cocktail food size triangles and serve.

Cocktail Chicken Sandwiches/ Picnic Chicken Sandwiches

Mini Chicken sandwiches ideal for parties, Picnics and Tea time chit chats. Easy to make and yummy to eat……

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR CHICKEN

  • 2 chicken breasts (cut into cubes)
  • 2 tbspns soy sauce
  • 1 chicken cube
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Splash of Any hot sauce

FOR SPREAD

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 scallions (green part, shopped)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • Some salt
  • ½ tspn garlic powder
  • Some black pepper
  • Some white pepper

FOR SANDWICHES

  • 2 loaves of white sandwich bread
  • Some fancy lettuce

Procedure:

-For chicken put everything in a saucepan, cover it with the lid and boil the chicken until all the juices are dry.

-Take out the chicken on a plate and let it cool down for a bit. Now with hands or forks, shred the chicken but please don’t use the food processor as we want shredded chicken not ground chicken. Ground chicken tastes weird plus gives a weird texture to the sandwiches.

-Add all the ingredients given for spread to this shredded chicken and mix. Now you have got chicken spread.

-Divide the bread into sets of two slices. Spread this spread on one bread slice; put a piece of lettuce on it and then the other slice of bread on top. Cut the whole sandwich into 4 triangles. Do the same with other sets of bread.

-Arrange them onto a tray cover it with the plastic wrap and enjoy with your family and friends at the picnic spot.

Grilled Spicy Chicken Wings

Very easy finger food…. Ideal for any kinda party or game night….. If you can handle the heat you will love it or go with some mild dip and it will taste fantastic. Try and fall in Love 🙂

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo chicken wingettes
  • Some salt
  • Some chicken salt
  • 4 tbspns soy sauce
  • 2 tbspns hot sauce
  • ½ tspn crushed red chillies
  • A pinch of cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbspn lemon juice

Procedure:

-Mix everything in a bowl except chicken wings. Stir until the salt is dissolved.

-Wash and dry the chicken wings and place them in a deep mixing bowl.

-Pour over the marinade and mix until each wing is covered. Now cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

-Heat the BBQ grill and place the wings on the hot plate or naked flame grill. Each side about 6 – 7 minutes on medium flame.

-Take them out on your serving plate and serve with ranch sauce/ aioli dip or just with grilled veggies.

-Enjoy.

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