Chicken With Chicken Peas And Cheese Croquettes Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time1 Hr 40 Min
Ready In2 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings8
CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

For chicken
 Butter2 Tablespoon
 Chicken pieces3 Pound, cut into 8 pieces (1 Chicken)
 Onion1 Small, peeled and grated
 Cinnamon powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Canned chickpeas2 Cup (32 tbs), drained
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
For croquettes
 French loaf/Italian white bread1⁄2 Pound, crust cut off and cut into 1/2 inch pieces (Fresh)
 Milk1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Grated gruyere cheese1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Orange blossom water1 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Vegetable oil1 Cup (16 tbs)
For sauce
 Egg yolk1
 Strained fresh lemon juice1 Tablespoon
 Finely chopped parsley2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 757 Calories from Fat 427

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 48 g73.7%

Saturated Fat 13.5 g67.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 151 mg

Sodium 726.6 mg30.3%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.7%

Dietary Fiber 4.3 g17.3%

Sugars 1.3 g

Protein 51 g101.5%

Vitamin A 10.9% Vitamin C 20.6%

Calcium 7.5% Iron 20.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1. Pre heat an oven at lowest temperature.
2. Line a baking pan with good quantity of paper towels and place in oven.
3. In a heavy bottomed casserole/ skillet, combine all the ingredients required for grilled chicken, apart from chickpeas and water. Mix well.
4. Cook on a high flame for 15 minutes or till chicken is crisp and golden brown in colour.
5. Add chickpeas and water, mix well and bring to a boil.
6. Reduce flame, cover and cook for 1 ½ hours or till chicken is cooked.
7. Once cooked, separate chicken, chickpeas and drippings/ sauce that would remain once chicken is cooked. You can cover with foil and place in oven so it stays warm till service.

MAKING
8. In a medium sized bowl, combine milk and bread and keep aside to soak for 10 minutes.
9. Once soaked, drain off excess milk and squeeze out excess milk from bread.
10. Place back in bowl and add remaining ingredients (except oil) as required for croquettes. Mix till well combined.
11. In a heavy bottomed skillet, keep oil for heating.
12. Shape croquettes into 1 inch diameter slightly flattened balls.
13. Deep fry for 1 to 2 minutes or till golden brown in colour.
14. Once fried, remove on to lined baking pan and place in oven so that they remain warm till service.

FINALIZING
15. In a small bowl, combine egg yolk and lemon juice and mix well using a fork.
16. In a small sauce pan, combine remaining chicken drippings/ sauce, egg yolk mixture and whisk well.
17. Cook on a low flame till mixture thickens. Ensure you don-€™t over heat it. There are chances of it curdling on doing so.
18. Once cooked, remove and keep aside.

SERVING
19. Make a ring formation using cheese croquettes on outer edge of serving platter.
20. Place chicken pieces on inner edges, in similar circular fashion.
21. Place cooked chickpeas at centre of platter.
22. Drizzle sauce evenly and sprinkle chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

TIPS
If you don-€™t want to use canned chick peas, use regular chick peas. Soak 1 cup dried chickpeas in water overnight. Par boil and drain. Use in recipe.
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