Today we are using Sadia’s pepper grilled chicken breasts to prepare three amazing chicken dishes that you can easily prepare at home!
Grilled Pepper Chicken Salad
Ever wanted a plate of meaty chicken salad but felt like it was too much of a hassle to marinate and cook the chicken? You end up settling for a plate of plain leafy salad with zero protein because it’s the fastest and easiest way to prep a meal.
Sadia’s pepper grilled chicken breasts will help solve all your meal prep worries! These grilled chicken breasts are pre-marinated and pre-cooked so you’ll have delicious chicken in a matter of minutes! Just pop them in the oven and you’ll have mouth-watering chicken ready to eat in no time!
First, reheat the chicken at 200°C using a traditional oven or microwave oven for approximately 15 minutes.
A salad is never complete without dressing so while we wait for the chicken to reheat, we’ll quickly whip up the dressing. Today we will be making a simple yet flavourful miso vinaigrette dressing!
Simply combine the white miso, honey, white rice vinegar, olive oil, mirin, and season with a dash of salt and pepper.
Set this aside and go on to prepare the salad base.
You may use any form of seasonal vegetables, we have chosen to use Italian mesclun salad for our salad base. Add in wedges of hardboiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, and carrots for some colour and added nutrients!
Slice two pieces of Sadia’s pepper grilled chicken into strips and place them in the middle of the greens.
Then, drizzle the miso vinaigrette dressing onto the salad. What’s great about this dressing is that its sweetness and tartness complements the salad perfectly!
Add in the toasted sesame seeds for a nice nutty crunch to the salad.
Here, we are also placing some pretty edible flowers to beautify the salad. If you have some of them, you can add them too!
Salads don’t have to be boring! Take a look at what we’ve done here!
Crispy Chicken Croquette
Did you know that croquettes first came about because people didn’t know what to do with leftover chicken? Very much like chicken nuggets, these fried finger foods have been widely known to be concocted from leftover poultry. However, we felt that Sadia’s pepper grilled chicken breasts could do more justice to this popular finger food. This healthy and delicious recipe is a great dish to serve as an appetizer, party food or even as a meal! Here’s a fool-proof way to create some mouth-watering crispy chicken croquettes.
We already have the chicken heated up, so we will prepare the potatoes for the croquette filling first. Boil the russet potatoes for 15 minutes until they are soft enough to be mashed.
Drain the water out and mash the potatoes using a fork. If the potatoes are not soft enough to be mashed, simply throw them back into the water to boil for a few more minutes.
Dice the grilled chicken pieces into small chunks. A tip here is to have some of the chicken cut up in bigger chunks so it makes for a good bite when eating the croquettes.
Mix the chicken into the potatoes, and add some cooked onions for an extra punch for this dish.
Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Stir thoroughly.
The next step is to assemble the croquettes! Grab a handful of potatoes and shape it into a croquette.
Place them on a plate and chill them in the refrigerator for an hour. This helps to bind all the ingredients together so they will hold together well while frying!
Before frying the patties, we need to coat them first.
Coat the potatoes with cornflour, beaten eggs and panko (in this order), then put them in a frying pan with oil.
Deep fry the patties until they are nice and golden. A tip here is not to fry too many pieces of croquettes at one go as this will lower the temperature of the oil, causing unevenness during the frying process.
Lastly, it’s time to drizzle the delicious Japanese tonkatsu dressing on the croquettes. This is a perfect pairing and will surely impress your party guests.
The last dish is the chicken wellington.
Making any type of wellington may seem like a daunting task, I mean, we’ve seen Gordon Ramsay’s iconic beef wellington, it’s the ultimate special-occasion showstopper and it looks unachievable, but fret not! Using our easy steps and Sadia’s pepper grilled chicken breasts which are pre-marinated and pre-cooked, this dish will be child’s play! Here are some simple steps to make the perfect chicken wellington.
To start, we will be cooking the mushroom filling which is essential in the wellingtons.
Heat up the olive oil, fry the yellow onions and white mushrooms together for about five minutes.
Add in the chopped parsley and black pepper.
Now for the fun part! Assembling the chicken wellington –
Lay the ready-rolled puff pastry on a flat table top, add two tablespoons of the sautéed mushroom filling that were prepared earlier on, and top this up with some combined Dijon mustard and cream cheese mixture.
Layer the mushroom, dijon mustard cream cheese and chicken on the puff pastry#Tip: Ready-made puff pastry are usually best handled after 5 minutes of thawing at room temperature. You can start spreading the fillings and placing the chicken while it is thawing. But wait until the dough is pliable enough to wrap. If the puff pastry is too cold, it may crack, if it is too warm, it will become sticky and difficult to manipulate.
Place a piece of re-heated Sadia’s pepper grilled chicken breast onto the mushroom and cream cheese.
The great thing about these chicken pieces is that they are already pre-marinated so they are very flavourful.
Seal the deal by folding down the top, bottom, then sides of the pastry until the fillings are nicely wrapped up.
Use a knife to create some slits on the pastry for a nice pattern.
Brush a layer of egg wash for a nice golden-brown finishing.
The last step is to bake the chicken wellington pieces in the oven for 20 minutes at 200°C.
These recipes are easily achievable with Sadia’s fully-cooked chicken and they taste extremely flavourful on their own too! Truly, easy never tasted this good! It’s time to get into the kitchen and start cooking!