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    Loaded Chicken Breast

    Loaded Chicken Breast

    This could not be any easier.  This is guaranteed to impress your friends and leave people thinking you were a Masterchef Finalist.  Freaking tasty and cost effective if you can find chicken on special. Give it a whirl and let me know your thoughts!!

    This is based on a single serving – and this is just a suggested combination

    • 1 chicken breast
    • Cheese: could be brie, camembert, mozzarella – in fact I just used the plain old tasty cheese from the fridge!
    • Pesto
    • Ham
    • 1 egg – to be used as an egg wash

    Soak your chicken breast in saltwater for around 10 mins.  This washes away the yucky stuff on the chicken and I found it easier to handle

    Method 1: oven baked

    Set oven to 200 degrees celsius

    Butterfly the breast and cover with glad wrap

    Smash the crap out of it till it’s thinner but not as thin as schnitzel

    Cover the inside with pesto, a layer of cheese and ham.  OR you could use pesto, sun dried tomatoes OR olive tapenade with sundried tomatoes. OR brie and some low carb cranberry jelly. In fact, go crazy with your combinations

    Close it up and secure with toothpicks

    Place on a baking tray covered with baking paper

    Cover with egg wash made from egg whisked in a bowl

    Bake on one side from 12-15 mins, turn over and bake for a further 5 mins

    Check to make sure cooked through

    Serve with vegetables

    Method 2: pan fried

    All steps remain the same however, once you’ve added your fillings, starting from the edge, roll from the outside to the inside like pinwheel scones

    Roll up tight in cling film and tie ends

    Chill in fridge for 10 mins

    Take out of fridge and remove film

    Pour some almond meal onto a small, flat plate

    Place chicken roll in bowl of egg wash and fully cover

    Roll chicken in almond meal and fully cover

    On your stove top, heat avocado or olive oil in a pan

    Place chicken in hot oil and turn every couple of minutes till cooked

    Method 3: hassle back

    Instead of butterflying your chicken, cut slices widthways through the top, not quite all the way through

    Load each section with a little pesto, cheese and ham – or whatever is your favourite combination

    Bake as per instructions listed above

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