*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Chicken Patichki
 
 Recipe By     : For Women First - August, 1991
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chicken                          Russian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  pounds        boneless skinless chicken breasts
    1      small         onion -- quartered
    1      clove         garlic
    1      teaspoon      salt
      1/2  teaspoon      black pepper
    1                    egg -- lightly beaten
    1      tablespoon    water
    1      cup           dried bread crumbs
                         vegetable oil for frying
    2                    celery stlaks -- coarsely chopped
    2      medium        carrots -- coarsely chopped
    1                    onion -- coarsely chopped
 
 1. Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes; set aside in a medium sized bowl.
 2. Puree onion and garlic in a food processor until fairly smooth. Remove and t
 oss with chicken, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours and u
 p to 6 hours.
 3. Using small bamboo skewers (about 4 inches long), tightly thread chicken ont
 o skewers.
 4. Whisk egg with water in a shallow dish. Put bread crumbs in another shallow 
 dish.
 5. Dip chicken in egg mixture and then roll in bread crumbs; set aside on waxed
  paper; repeat with remaining skewers.
 6. Pour vegetable oil in a large deep skillet (oil should be about 1 inch deep)
  and heat over medium-high until it reaches 375 degrees on a deep fry thermomet
 er.
 7. Add a few chicken skewers at a time and cook just until outside is deep gold
 en brown about 45 seconds per side. (If chicken darkens too quickly the oil is 
 too hot). Chicken should not be cooked inside, it will still be pink.
 8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put celery, carrots and onion on the bottom of 
 a medium sized shallow casserole dish. Prop chicken skewers up as best you can 
 against side of casserole, then cover dish.
 9. Bake for 15 minutes, reduce oven to 350 degrees and continue to bake for 45 
 minutes.
 
 Notes: Serve with rice pilaf and tossed green salad
 
 Nutritional Information per skewer: 90 calories, 12 grams protein, 2.4 grams fa
 t, .2 grams dietary fibre.
 
 
 
 
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