SWISS CHICKEN
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This Swiss chicken is super juicy and flavourful. Give it a try – you won’t be disappointed!

Swiss chicken with ham, mushrooms and cheese, served with a kumara and sundried tomato salad.

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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Swiss chicken with ham, mushrooms and cheese, served with a kumara and sundried tomato salad.

SWISS CHICKEN

Keyword: CHICKEN, MAIN MEALS
Difficulty: Easy
Ready In: 40 minutes
Serves: 4

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.

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Ingredients

KUMARA

  • 600 g red or orange kumara (1lb 5oz)
  • 2 tsp olive oil

CHICKEN

  • 600 g chicken schnitzel, uncrumbed (1lb 5oz)
  • 1/4 cup plain flour or rice flour (35g)
  • 200 g Swiss brown or button mushrooms (7oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5 tsp butter, divided
  • 2 Tbsp aioli or mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 100 g shaved leg ham (3.5oz)
  • 4-8 slices Swiss cheese

SALAD AND DRESSING

  • 250 g green beans (8.8oz)
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes (75g)
  • 80 g salad greens (2.8oz)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. PREPARE KUMARA

    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.

  2. COOK CHICKEN

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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).

  5. 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.

  6. SERVE

    Add kumara to salads and drizzle with dressing. Serve with chicken.

Recipe Notes

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.

 

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  1. Deanna Senior says:

    The chicken was delicious. I kept the kumara and salad separate but everything was very good, thanks for the recipe.

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