Chicken and Chips with a Twist..

Saturday Night is treat night here, and I fancied Chicken and chips, but decided to upgrade it to HM Chicken Kiev and Polenta Chips, with a green salad.

img_0980I started the Polenta Chips yesterday, to allow them to firm up – to a pan a litre of boiling water add 220g instant Polenta, stirring as you pour- then add a good pinch of sea salt, a good tablespoon of dried mixed herbs, 100g of grated Parmesan and 30g of butter, beat this all together and pour into a lined 8inch baking tray.

img_0989Allow this to cool and I leave in the fridge overnight, before cutting into ‘chips’.  Lay the chips onto a lined baking sheet, sprinkle with olive oil and put into a preheated oven at 200 fan for approx 20 – 30 minutes.

img_0990One of the members of the OS forum on Moneysavingexpert.com had problems with these and they ‘melted’ – I can’t say why, I haven’t had an issue so far, but do make sure the oven is hot before you put them in, and if frozen (you can freeze them after the cutting stage) I prefer to defrost them prior to cooking – hope that helps Kerrie 😊

img_0984The kievs start by getting the best quality chicken breast you can afford, and I freeze the homemade garlic butter – I chop a whole block of butter and mix with 2 crushed fat cloves of garlic, fresh chopped herbs and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, roll in cling film into a sausage shape and freeze. Just cut off slices as you need them.

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I slit a ‘pocket into the under side of each chicken breast and place a slice of garlic butter into that pocket – use wooden toothpicks to keep the pocket closed – don’t forget to remove them before serving!!!!  I then dip the breasts into seasoned flour, beaten egg and then seasoned breadcrumbs – for a super crispy finish, repeat this twice – then chill the kievs for at least an hour.

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When ready, gently heat 30g of butter and a good glug of olive oil in a pan, and carefully place the chicken breasts into the hot oil, cook till golden brown on each side, then place into an oven proof dish, and into a hot oven for 20 minutes till cooked through. Don’t forget those toothpicks…..

Serve with the polenta chips and salad – Yummy…

Pud is HM White Chocolate Panna Cotta with a raspberry coulis – made in the Thermomix – ridiculously simple.

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The gelatine is in there – promise..

Soak 2 sheets of gelatine in cold water then into the Thermomix bowl add 150g White chocolate – I use Aldi basics – blitz on speed 10 for 5 seconds. Add 100ml milk, 300ml double cream, a good blob of vanilla bean paste and cook at heat 80, speed 3 for 8 minutes.

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Squeeze the gelatine sheets out and add to the bowl, mix on speed 3, heat 80 for another 2 minutes, then pour into your serving dishes – this will serve 6, or 4 piggies.

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Rinse your Thermomix bowl then add 20g of sugar, and blitz on speed 10 for 5 seconds, then add 150g of raspberries and the Joyce of half a lemon, I use Aldi frozen berries. Then cook for 5 minutes, heat 70, speed 1 – then blitz at speed 8 for 5 seconds, scrape down and cook again for another 5 minutes at heat 80, speed 1 then strain to remove seeds, and there is your coulis..

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Dinner is served…

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Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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