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Chicken Bombs

Ingredients

  • 1 WHITE ONION, FINELY CHOPPED
  • 2 TSP OLIVE OIL
  • 100G FROZEN SPINACH
  • 1 SMALL CLOVE GARLIC, CRUSHED
  • 1/4 TSP FINELY GRATED LEMON RIND
  • 2/3 CUP CREAM CHEESE
  • 1/4 CUP GRATED PARMESAN
  • SALT AND CRACKED BLACK PEPPER
  • 3 CHICKEN BREAST FILLETS, TRIMMED
  • PLAIN FLOUR, FOR DUSTING
  • 2 EGGS, LIGHTLY BEATEN
  • 1 1/2 CUPS PANKO BREADCRUMBS
  • TOOTHPICKS REQUIRED TO ASSEMBLE FOR OVEN

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook the onion in the oil until golden, add the spinach, garlic and lemon rind. Cook for another 2-3 minutes then remove from heat and cool slightly.
  • Mix together the cream cheese, parmesan and spinach mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Slice each chicken breast in half along the middle. Pound lightly between sheets of baking paper until they are thin steaks.
  • Lay each chicken steak out and spoon over a couple of teaspoons of spinach mixture. Fold over and use toothpicks to enclose and secure.
  • Place the flour, egg and breadcrumbs into separate bowls. Season the flour with salt and pepper.
  • Working on at a time, dust each chicken bomb in flour, dip in egg, and then gently coat in breadcrumbs. Place on a lined baking tray and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Shallow fry the bombs until golden brown, remove and drain on a paper towel then place on a lined baking tray and transfer to the oven. Continue cooking until fully cooked through.
  • Carefully remove the toothpicks before serving and slice each bomb in half. Serve with salad or steamed vegetables.
  • NOTE - Substitute with veal leg steaks. Serve with white bean mash for extra protein hit.
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