This Swiss chicken is super juicy and flavourful. Give it a try – you won’t be disappointed!
Season the chicken before lightly coating it in flour, then pan fry in butter. Spread with a mixture of aioli and mustard, and load up with ham, mushrooms and cheese.
Pop it in the oven for 10 minutes, before serving with a roasted kumara, green bean and sundried tomato salad.
The chicken comes out so moist and tender, and any leftovers stay this way too, even when reheated in the microwave.
This must be one of my favourite Y.U.M meals. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
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This Swiss chicken is super juicy and flavourful! Pan fried chicken is spread with aioli and mustard, before being loaded up with ham, mushrooms and cheese. Serve with a kumara and sundried tomato salad.
Preheat oven to 190ºC (375ºF) fan bake and line two large oven trays with baking paper. Scrub kumara clean and dice into 2cm / 0.8in pieces. Arrange on one of the trays, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
Season chicken all over with salt and pepper. Press chicken into flour to lightly coat. Thickly slice mushrooms and crush garlic. At this point, place kumara in oven and roast for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and crisped on the edges.
Melt 3 teaspoons (1 tablespoon) butter in a large frying pan on medium-high. Add chicken and cook for 2-4 minutes each side, until lightly browned and just cooked through. Transfer to the second oven tray. Return pan to heat and melt remaining 2 teaspoons butter. Add mushrooms and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until just tender. Remove from heat.
Stir aioli and mustard together, then spread on top of chicken. Top with ham, mushrooms and cheese. Bake for 10 minutes. If kumara is ready before chicken, remove from oven (it doesn’t need to be piping hot).
MAKE SALAD AND DRESSING
Meanwhile, trim ends off beans and cut beans in half. Place in a microwave-safe dish and microwave for 1-2 minutes, until tender. Chop sundried tomatoes into small pieces. Divide lettuce, beans and tomatoes between individual serving plates. Whisk oil, vinegar, sugar and mustard together; season to taste.
Add kumara to salads and drizzle with dressing. Serve with chicken.
WINE MATCH: A Chardonnay.
GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: Make sure you use rice flour instead of plain flour. Check aioli / mayonnaise and ham are gluten-free.
INGREDIENT SWAPS / NOTES: If you can’t find chicken schnitzel, use boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead and slice in half horizontally to form thinner pieces. You could use 150g / 5.3oz cherry tomatoes instead of sundried tomatoes in the salad.
STORING AND REHEATING: This meal keeps really well - the chicken stays moist, even when reheated. Reheat chicken and beans in the microwave. Kumara can be reheated in the microwave or a frying pan. Assemble and dress salad just before serving.