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Basil Pesto stuffed chicken with rocket salad

A fillet of chicken stuffed with home-made pesto crumbed and served with a rocket salad

Ingredients

Method

  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180oC

  • 2.

    Start with the pesto

  • 3.

    Bash the basil and garlic in mortar and pestal

  • 4.

    Add 1tbsp of olive oil, cheese, nuts and salt and pepper to taste and continue to bash

  • 5.

    Cut a 1.5cm slit in the chicken(this makes the hole to stuff)

  • 6.

    Stick finger in the hole to make a cavity

  • 7.

    Stuff cavity with pesto

  • 8.

    Scramble eggs and place in a bowl

  • 9.

    Put flour and crumbs in separte bowls

  • 10.

    Place stuffed chicken fillet in flour and cover

  • 11.

    Dip fillet in egg and make sure it is coated

  • 12.

    Dip fillet in crumbs

  • 13.

    If u want a really golden outside give the chicken a quick fry-up in a pan with canola oil

  • 14.

    Otherwise just put chicken in oven and cook for 30-40min

  • 15.

    While chicken is in oven prepare rocket salad

  • 16.

    Julienne carrots and celery and add to rocket

  • 17.

    Mix soy, mustard and rest of olive oil and add over the top of rocket mix

Notes

thigh is cheaper than breast and is easy to work with
you can use bought pesto but home-made is a lot crunchier and is better suited

this recipe gives room to add a sauce to the chicken if u desire and add a another side dish like pototoes if u want.

this meal is a good source of protein, good fats and vitamins and minerals

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