First place winner: Thai-inspired stuffed chicken breast and slaw

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time30 mins
  • DifficultyEasy
140g jasmine rice, cooked
35g desiccated coconut
2 spring onions, finely sliced
small handful finely chopped fresh Thai basil leaves
small handful finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
2 tbsp Thai chilli sauce
2 limes, juiced and zested
4 boneless chicken breast halves
380g plain flour
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground white pepper
415ml coconut milk
125g chopped roasted peanuts
70g panko crumbs
30g white sesame seeds
30g black sesame seeds

For the slaw

190g chunky peanut butter
60ml seasoned rice vinegar
1 lime, juiced
1 Thai chilli, finely minced
another small handful fresh coriander leaves
another small handful fresh chopped basil leaves
1 napa cabbage, finely sliced
1 English cucumber, coarsely grated
1 carrot, grated
1 red onion, finely sliced

For the garnish

1/2 English cucumber, sliced
1 lime, wedged
Coriander springs
1) In a large bowl, mix the rice, coconut, spring onion, basil, coriander seeds, chilli sauce, 1 tbsp lime juice, and zest from 1 lime. Place chicken between 2 sheets of cling film and pound to even thickness. Place equal amounts of rice mixture on each breast half. Wrap chicken around filling, securing with toothpicks. In a glass pie plate, mix together plain flour, zest of 1 lime, salt and pepper. In another plate, mix coconut milk, and 2 tbsp lime juice. In third plate, mix together peanuts, panko, black and white sesame seeds.

2) Roll chicken breasts, 1 at a time, first in plain flour mixture, then in coconut milk mixture and finally in peanut mixture, coating well. In shallow baking pan, arrange chicken, seam side down and place in a 180C/Gas mark 4 oven. Bake 30 minutes or until juices run clear.

3) For the slaw: In a large bowl mix together all ingredients and refrigerate.

4) Place slaw on serving platter, removed picks from chicken and add chicken to plate. Garnish with cucumber, lime and coriander.

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