Chicken Francaise

Chicken francaise is a very popular American – Italian dish which is available in nearly all the cafes and restaurants in America. In general it is very difficult and boring to eat chicken breast but in this dish I like the subtle lemony sauce over crumbed, soft and succulent chicken breast. Give it a try and I am sure you will love it….

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Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts (cut into butterfly cut) (small size)
  • Salt & cracked pepper
  • Oil

FOR COATING 1

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tbspn corn flour
  • Some chicken salt to season

FOR EGG COATING

  • 2 eggs (whisked)
  • 4 tbspns finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbspns chopped parsley

FOR SAUCE

  • 1 knob of butter
  • 1 cup chicken stalk
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbspns chopped parsley

Method:

  • Cut the chicken breast into butterfly cut or just in two fillets and season with some salt and pepper. Put each piece in the zip lock bag and pound with the meat hammer until thin and flat.
  • Take some flour on a shallow plate and season with some chicken salt, and prepare the egg mixture in a shallow plate by mixing everything.
  • Heat some oil in a pan.
  • Take one chicken breast, roll it in flour and then shake off the access and dip it in egg mixture and fry on medium heat for 3 minutes per side.
  • Do the same with all the chicken pieces and then in the same pan add the chicken stalk and lemon juice and let it simmer to half. Add parsley and butter. When the sauce begins to get thick add the fried chicken and cook 1 minute per side so the sauce penetrates in the chicken.
  • Serve hot with pouring the extra sauce on top of the chicken.

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Mango Mousse #eggless

Mango mousse is one of my favorite summer desserts. King of summer fruits, chilled cream and sweetness of condensed milk….. it is like summer in a cup. Follow this easy recipe and make your next BBQ party great!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups mango pulp (fresh)
  • 600 ml heavy whipping cream (chilled)
  • 2 sachets of gelatin dissolved in ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Method:

  • Put hand mixer attachments and a mixing bowl in freezer for 30 mins before whipping the cream.
  • In a blender combine mango pulp, condensed milk and gelatin and make puree.
  • Now whip the cream to stiff peaks and gently fold in the mango pulp until everything is uniform.
  • Put it in your desired serving bowls and chill for 6 hours.
  • Serve.

Peri Peri Chicken Tenderloins with Chickpea Salad

Another sizzling hot recipe for chicken tenders. I personally like chicken tenderloin part for grilling when asked for lean poultry because I think chicken breast can be really dry sometimes, but you can use chicken breast for the same recipe, just pound it a bit with the meat hammer before grilling 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 8 Chicken tenderloins
  • A little bit of salt
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice
  • 1 cup peri peri sauce (I personally like Nandos Trio Bell Pepper)

FOR SALAD

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander
  • 1 tbspn tamarind and date sauce
  • Some chaat masala
  • 1 potato (boiled and diced)
  • 1 medum red onion chopped
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice

Method:

  • Massage chicken tenders with salt and lemon and keep aside for 30 mins.
  • Heat the grill pan and place all the tenders on the hot plate and wait for 1- 2 mins until the chicken begins to sizzle and change the colour on the sides.
  • Flip the side and brush the peri peri sauce of your choice to the cooked side and let the chicken grill for 3 mins.
  • Take the tenders off the plate and prepare the salad.
  • For salad, mix everything and serve.

Potato Cutlets with Baby Spinach & Mushrooms

Ideal for tea parties, lunch box, snacks or just breakfast…. ❤

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Ingredients:

  • 4 large potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tspn chicken salt
  • 1 tbspn red chilli flakes
  • ¼ tspn mustard powder
  • 1 tspn cracked black pepper
  • 2 green chillies (chopped)
  • 4 spring onions (chopped) (green part)
  • 200 gms baby spinach (chopped)
  • ½ kg mushrooms (chopped)

FOR COATING

  • 2 eggs + 2 tbspns milk (whisked)
  • 2 cups bread crumbs + chicken salt + italian herbs + 2 tbspns grated parmesan cheese
  • Oil for shallow frying

Procedure:

  • Season potatoes with all the spices and salt and mash. Add everything else except mushrooms.
  • Saute mushrooms in 1 tbspn butter until it looks brown.
  • Add sautéed mushrooms to potato mixture and mix.
  • Make round flat patties and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil.
  • Dip cutlets in egg mixture and then roll in crumbs and fry until the patties are golden brown and crispy. Serve hot with ketchup, pesto or aioli.

Chicken Guacamole Sandwiches

Are you on diet? Looking for a substitute for Mayo? Craving for some snack? Wanna plan a tea party? Want some easy idea for Birthday party? A side for BBQ party?

Yes, This is the recipe you are looking for. Healthy and natural, without any heavy sauces or butter.

Most people dont like avocados because of its bland taste, but hey! its not a fruit. It is good for your health and rich in healthy fats and omega 3 and a perfect substitute for Mayo and butter, so why not switch to it?

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Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken breast (boiled/ roasted/ grilled) (shredded)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 4 tbspns chopped red bell pepper
  • 4 tbspns chopped tomato (without seeds)
  • 4 tbspns chopped red onion
  • 2 tbspns chopped jalapenos
  • 1 tbspn chopped coriander
  • A splash of lemon juice
  • 1 tbspn sour cream
  • Some salt and cracked black pepper
  • 6 multigrain/ light rye or white sandwich bread slices
  • Procedure:
  • Mash avocado in a mixing bowl and add all the ingredients in it to make spread.
  • Lightly toast the bread pieces and spread 3 tbspns of chicken mixture in one sandwich. Be generous with your filling.
  • Cut the sandwich neatly with a sharp sandwich knife and serve.

Panna Cotta

Italian Dessert …… Very creamy, rich, smooth, sexy and silky!

I don’t like creamy sweet stuff much but this dessert is OK. My family loves it!

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Ingredients:

  • 500ml full cream (300 mL cream + 200 mL full cream milk – lite version)
  • 10g gelatine (You can easily find gelatine at any grocery store, baking isle. In Australia, you can get Halal gelatine from Coles baking isle. The brand name is “Davis” and it is certified Halal.
  • 40g Sugar (I use raw for flavour)
  • 1 tbspn vanilla extract or vanilla pod
  • Some fruits and berries to serve
  • 125 ml hot water

Procedure:

-Pour the cream and sugar into a saucepan. Slice open vanilla bean and remove the pulp. Add both the pulp and shell to the cream and sugar, and bring it to boil for 10 minutes. Take saucepan off the heat and let it cool slightly.

-Pour 125mL hot water into a container and add 1 sachet or 10g of gelatine. (Every package has different style of making gelatine, follow your package instructions)

-Stir briskly with a fork until dissolved.

-Remove the vanilla bean from the mixture and add the gelatine. Mix well and transfer to your dessert bowls. Refrigerate for 4 hours at least and serve.

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