Monday, April 20, 2009
Chicken with smoked mozzarella
During my visit in Lithuania I looked around supermarkets just to get some different ingredients, those that it's almost impossible to find in my neighbourhood in Istanbul. So one of them was smoked spicy mozzarella produced by Lithuanians. Well, it doesn't look or taste like mozzarella at all, as it is dry, not kept in any liquid, but I really liked smoky flavour, and I think it's absolutely amazing with beer or some heavy wine...
But what I made yesterday was skinned and boned chicken legs stuffed with fresh spinach and smoked mozzarella.
What we need:
chicken leggs boned and skinned
salt and pepper to taste
1 l of chicken stock
flour for rolling the chicken in
oil for frying
1 tbsp of tomato paste
3 cloves of garlic
What we have to do:
1. Clean the chicken, season with salt and pepper, thyme, and stuff with some spinach and a slice of smoked mozzarella, use toothpicks to help to keep the shape. Roll chicken in flour and fry in oil for 5 min.
2. In a frying pan add some oil, and fry garlic, then add spinach and chopped spring onions. Fry for 2-3 min then add chicken stock and put chicken into the same pan. Let it simmer for 10 min and add tomato paste. Simmer for 5 min again.
3. Serve with potatoes or rice or any salad. Enjoy!!!