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Chicken En Croute

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  Long grain rice 3 Ounce
  Butter 1 Ounce
  Onion 3 Ounce, skinned and chopped
  Lean streaky bacon rashers 3 Ounce, rinded and diced
  Curry powder 1 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Dried apricots 3 Ounce, finely chopped
  Banana 1 , skinned and chopped
  Frozen chicken 3 1⁄2 Pound, thawed
  Shortcrust pastry 1 Pound (Made With 1 Pound Flour Etc.)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Single cream 1⁄4 Pint
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

1) Cook rice in salted boiling water until soften, drain and keep aside.
2) Skin the chicken.

3) In a pan, melt the butter.
4) Saute the onion and bacon.
5) Add curry powder with apricots and banana.
6) Cook the ingredients for few minutes and add rice.
7) Season with salt and pepper and leave it for cooling.
8) Stuff the chicken with rice mixture.
9) Secure the wings of the chicken with cocktail sticks.
10) Roll the pastry out in long 14 inch thick sheet.
11) In the centre of the pastry, place the stuffed chicken and seal all the sides of the pastry with beaten egg. 12) If any pastry trimmings are there, keep them for decoration the croute.
13) Glaze the outer layer of the pastry with beaten egg.

14) On a baking sheet, place the pastry parcel and in the oven bake at 450 degree F for 20 minutes. 15) Reduce oven temp. to 375 degrees F and cook for extra 1 hour.
16) In an oven proof plate, place the baked croute.
17) In the centre of the croute, make a small hole.
18) pour cream through the hole and keep the chicken again in oven for 10 minutes for heating.

19) Place the chicken on your dining table as a main stay.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 829 Calories from Fat 228

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g39.3%

Saturated Fat 10.7 g53.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 101.7 mg33.9%

Sodium 298.2 mg12.4%

Total Carbohydrates 50 g16.6%

Dietary Fiber 3 g11.8%

Sugars 16.4 g

Protein 98 g196%

Vitamin A 24.6% Vitamin C 7.9%

Calcium 6.1% Iron 7.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chicken En Croute Recipe