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Chicken Kiev September 17, 2008

Filed under: Poultry,Recipes — Azra @ 7:03 pm

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups dried bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter/margarine, parsley, chives and lemon juice. Blend all together and refrigerate.
  2. Place chicken breasts between 2 pieces of wax paper and pound well to flatten. Remove paper and season breasts with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Remove seasoned butter from refrigerator and divide it into 6 portions. Place one portion in the center of each chicken breast. Fold the short ends of the breasts into the center, then fold in the sides. Secure each breast with a wooden toothpick.
  4. Add the water to the eggs and beat together. Coat each rolled breast with bread crumbs, dip into egg/water mixture, then into bread crumbs again, coating well. Chill breasts for one hour.
  5. In a deep fryer, heat oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Carefully lower breasts into hot oil. Fry for 8 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper toweling and serve.
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Orange-Glazed Cornish Hens

Filed under: Poultry,Recipes — Azra @ 6:56 pm

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup grated orange peel
  • 4 (1 1/4 pound) Cornish game hens
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a skillet, saute the onion, celery and almonds in butter. Add rice, sugar, salt, thyme and orange peel; mix well. Loosely stuff hens. Place, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow baking pan. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients; spoon some over hens. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Cover and bake 40 minutes longer until juices run clear, brushing often with remaining glaze.