Little chicken baskets
Speaking of quick, tasty and also, money-saving dishes, I would like to introduce this recipe. It is not only delicious but also a very spectacular dish. With a minimum of costs you can make a dish that will look good on your dinner table.
- 3 Tortillas (Mexican tortillas)
- 150 g chicken fillets
- ½ orange juice + 2 Tbsp
- ½ tsp ground paprika
- ½ orange zest
- 1 + 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 sprig (5cm) of rosemary
- 2 tsp sweet chili sauce
- salt and black pepper
- ½ sweet onion
- 150 g of lettuce (iceberg)
- 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
- green onions
- Cut the chicken fillet into thin strips.
- Lay fillets into a bowl, sprinkle with paprika, chopped rosemary, add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, orange zest and juice. Mix the ingredients and refrigerate for 20 - 30 minutes.
- Use a brush to apply water on tortillas and cut each into 4 pieces and shape them into little «baskets» by using a mold for muffins. To make a «basket», you need to turn the mold upside down, take a triangle and spread it over the protruding top, slightly pressing, so that the triangle takes sort of cone shape. Shape each tortillas triangle on the mold (or a cup) and bake in a preheated oven (175 C ) for 7-8 minutes.
- Carefully remove «baskets» from the mold and put them on a rack. Cool completely.
- Mix the mayonnaise with 2 teaspoons of orange juice
- Remove chicken fillets from the marinade and dry with a paper towel
- Preheat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a frying pan.
- Fry the chicken breast for about 3 or 5 minutes.
- Add chili sauce, salt and pepper, stir and transfer on a plate
- Tear the lettuce up into small pieces, chop the onion and put it on the bottom of the «baskets»
- Spread a little mayonnaise over the layer of lettuce and onion, then stuff in the chicken breast. Sprinkle with some more finely chopped onion.
Thoughts and Ideas
This recipe can have lots variations. For example, you can fill «baskets» with potato salad, fried mushrooms, curry rice, etc., you can choose any stuffing, depending on your personal taste. From the given amount of the ingredients, you can make 12 «baskets». Also, tortilla can be replaced with lavash.