Friday, 25 April 2014

Savory Chicken Crepes

This is one of those fast, fabulous end of week family dinners.  It is affordable and has many 'cheats' to it, so ideal for a Friday eve when you generally have no enthusiasm to cook. Suitable for 2 foodie lovers (double up if you need) here we go ...



Pancakes
(yields 4 thin ones or 2 fat ones)
1 egg
3/4 cup flour
3/4 milk
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp English mustard powder
1/4 tsp tarragon
Little salt & pepper

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until it binds with no lumps
Heat a frying pan to hot, and spray with some cooking spray
Remove pan from heat and add pancake mixture ... rolling the pan so batter becomes evenly spread
Place back on the heat and wait until bubbles form or edges start to curl
Flip over with a spatula and cook other side for a minute or so
Remove from pan and stand to cool
Repeat until batter is finished

Filling
1 roasted chicken, store bought
3 Tbsp spring onions, chopped
4 Tbsp mushrooms (flavoursome ones - not button), chopped
1/4 tsp tarragon
Pinch of paprika
Salt & pepper to taste
350g good cheese sauce, bottled and store bought
Grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 180'C
With your hands, pull flesh off carcase and discard - keep in big chunks
Place in a bowl with spring onions, mushrooms, spices and 8 Tbsp cheese sauce
Mix well - consistency should be moist but not runny
Place some chicken mix (60g per pancake) in the centre of each pancake
Tightly roll up and place in oven proof dish - joins facing down
Add remaining cheese sauce on top - you might need to water down with some milk
Add grated cheese on top
Bake for 20 minutes

Enjoy with a little rocket on the side!