Herby Crumbed Chicken with Avocado & Sun Dried Tomato filling


Herby Crumbed Chicken with Avocado & Sun Dried Tomato filling

Crispy on the outside with a deliciously comforting creamy centre – this recipe is much easier to make than you might think. Inspired by childhood memories of chicken cordon bleu, the avocado proves a great alternative to a cheese filling, plus it is rich in potassium and loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids!  Nutritional yeast flakes, a good source of B vitamins, help to add a slightly cheesy flavour to the crumb too. Great served with roasted sweet potato and salad.

Herby Crumbed Chicken with Avocado & Sun Dried Tomato filling (makes 4)

Ingredients

For the creamy avocado filling:

1 avocado

120g sun dried tomatoes

80g spinach

2 cloves of garlic

100ml rapeseed oil

 

For the herb crumb:

120g corn tortilla chips

40g basil leaves

140ml rapeseed/olive Oil

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes

Black pepper to taste

 

4 skinless chicken breasts

 

Method:

  • Blitz together all the ingredients for the creamy avocado filling in a food processor
  • Take the chicken breasts and cut lengthways along one side of each breast to make a pocket for the filling.  Be careful not the cut the whole way through
  • Fill your chicken with the avocado paste. You should be left with just over half of the paste; smother this remaining mixture over the topside of each chicken breast. Place on a plate, cover and leave in the fridge to marinate for an hour or two. If you are pressed for time, don’t worry – just move on to the next step!
  • Heat your oven to 180°C
  • Take all the ingredients for the herb crumb and blitz together in a food processor until you get to a breadcrumb-like consistency
  • Press the herb crumb onto the top side of each chicken breast (it should stick to the paste)
  • Place the chicken on a lined tray and loosely cover with foil. Cook for 20 - 25 mins (depending on the size of your chicken breasts)
  • Remove the foil and cook uncovered for the final 5 mins of cooking to crisp up the crumb.
  • Allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!

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