Chicken with Basil Sauce
February 1, 2007 6:24pm CST
Ingredients : 4 lrg Chicken fillets CRUMB TOPPING 1 cup Bread crumbs, fresh 1/3 cup Parmesan, grated 1 tbl Parsley, chopped 1/4 lb Bacon 3 oz Butter 2 x Garlic cloves 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp Mustard, dry BASIL SAUCE 1/2 cup Oil 1/4 cup White vinegar 1 x Garlic clove, crushed 1/2 cup Cream 1 x Egg yolk 1 cup Basil leaves (fresh), finely chopped Method : * Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine bread crumbs, cheese and parsley. * Saute chopped bacon and drain on absorbent paper. Add the bacon to the bread crumb mix. This is the crumb topping for the chicken. * In a pan, melt the butter, then add the crushed garlic, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Mix and heat through. Coat the chicken fillets with the butter mixture by dipping them in the saucepan. Arrange in a shallow, ovenproof dish. Press the bread crumb mixture on top of the chicken pieces to provide a crumb topping. Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes. * While the chicken cooks, make the basil sauce: in a saucepan combine all sauce ingredients except the egg yolk. Stir until heated and then add the egg yolk, stirring until thickened. Do not boil. Pour the hot sauce over the chicken pieces just before serving. * NOTES: * Oven-baked chicken pieces with basil sauce - * 2," available at an Australian news agent near you. * * The sauce sounds unusual but tastes great. The fresh basil gives it a good green colour. Serve with green, vegetables, such as beans and snow peas, or a leafy green salad for a colour-coordinated dinner. * * The finer the ingredients in the topping the better will be its effect. * Difficulty: moderate. * Time: 30 minutes preparation, 25 minutes cooking. * Precision: approximate measurement OK.