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Chicken And Cranberry Twists

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Ingredients
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Dijon mustard 2 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Clear honey 1 Tablespoon
  Chicken strips 8 Ounce
  Frozen cranberries 4 Ounce, thawed
  Rindless streaky bacon rashers 2
  Potatoes 10 Ounce, baked (2 nos.,5 ounces each)
  Cream cheese 2 Ounce
  Butter 1⁄2 Ounce
  Fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Fresh chives 1 Tablespoon, snipped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) (small clove)
  Caster sugar 2 Ounce
  Orange 1 , juiced, grated rind
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste, ground
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees centigrade. Heat a griddle pan.
2. In a shallow non-metallic dish, add oil, mustard, vinegar and honey. Add the chicken strips and a handful of the cranberries and mix well together. Set aside to marinate.

MAKING
3. Place the bacon on the griddle pan and cook over a high heat until crispy. Cut the baked potatoes in half lengthways and scoop out the flesh, into a bowl, leaving a ΒΌ-inch border.
4. Add the cream cheese, butter, parsley and chives to the bowl. Crush in the garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove the bacon from the griddle pan and crumble into the mixture. Mix well together.
5. In a roasting tin, pile the mixture into the potato shells and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes until heated through.

FINALISING
6. Thread 2 chicken strips on to 6-inch soaked bamboo skewers, interweaving them with 6 cranberries. Repeat with the remaining chicken. Place on the griddle pan and cook for 6-8 minutes until tender and golden, turning occasionally.
7. In a small saucepan, add remaining cranberries with the sugar, orange rind and juice and heat until bubbling and thickened, stirring all the time.
8. Pre-heat the grill. Place the hot potatoes under a hot grill for 2-3 minutes until bubbling and lightly golden.
9. Put the remaining marinade in a small pan and heat gently to make a warm dressing.

SERVING
10. On serving plates, arrange the salad leaves and drizzle over the marinade.
11. Add 3 of the skewers and 2 potato halves to each. Serve at once with the cranberry relish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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