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Waffle Crusted Chicken with Spicy Maple Sauce

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I recently visited Florida on holiday and found my taste buds loving Waffles and Maple Syrup, a classic combo in America!  Inspired by different flavours I put a twist on this fab and tasty dish.

Serves 2

For the chicken:

2 Chicken Breasts

1 egg – beaten

Couple of Dashes of Tabasco Sauce

Salt & Pepper

2 Toasted Waffles

1 tsp coriander

Cooking Spray

For the Sauce:

1 tsp olive oil

1 small garlic clove – crushed

200ml chicken stock

2-3 tbsp Maple Syrup

1 tsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp Chilli flakes or powder

1 tsp coriander

 

  1. Toast waffles and let cool, break into pieces and put into a food processor, blitz until you get fine breadcrumb pieces, lay baking sheet onto tray, pour waffle crumbs onto tray and bake in the oven for 4 mins at 180 deg.

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2. Pat dry chicken pieces then season with salt and pepper. Beat egg with Tabasco sauce and pour into a flat dish, pour waffle crumbs into another flat dish and season with coriander. Take one piece of chicken breast at a time, first dipping in egg then into crumbs making sure they are fully covered. Lay back onto baking sheet.

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3. Preheat oven to 180 deg and bake for approx 25-30 mins being careful not to over cook the crumb.

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4. Meanwhile heat oil in a small pan and fry the garlic for about 1 min, then add chicken stock, vinegar, syrup, coriander and chilli, bring to the boil and allow to reduce by half (takes approx 5-7 mins). Put to the side to allow to thicken slightly.

5. Remove chicken from oven and serve with the spicy maple sauce……you can reheat the sauce in a microwave for 20 seconds if need to. Yum!

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Low Calorie Sweet and Sour Chicken

chinese sns

Makes 2 – approx 450 calories with rice.

2 x chicken Breasts – cubed

50g per person of chosen rice (I had long grain and wild rice)

1 red, green, yellow peppers – chopped

1 handful of garden peas (optional)

2 spring onions – chopped finely

FOR THE SAUCE

50 g brown sugar

2 oz Malt Vinegar

6 oz/150g Tomato Sauce (Ketchup) has to be Heinz

1 small tin pineapple chunks

1 tbsp light soy sauce

(remember 1 part sugar, 1 part vinegar to 3 parts sauce/ketchup)

 

1. Brown off chicken in pan with light spray oil and cook through for about 10 mins

2. Add peppers to pan and cook for further 10 mins, throw in peas and spring onions and heat through for 5 mins.

3. Meanwhile combine all ingredients for sauce and bring to a simmer for 5 mins. If you need to thicken the sauce more put tbsp of cornflour or flour in.

4. Put chicken mix into a bowl or plate and pour sauce over….yummy.