How to make Lotus Wrapped Chicken -

Chicken stuffed with hard boiled eggs, breadcrumbs and spices, wrapped in lotus leaves and cooked.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Whole Chicken with Skin, Lotus Leaves (कमल के पत्ते)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Lotus Wrapped Chicken

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 1.30-2 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lotus Wrapped Chicken Recipe

  • Whole Chicken with Skin with skin 800 grams

  • Lotus Leaves 2-3

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Garlic cloves 8-10

  • Fresh parsley sprigs 7-8

  • Hard-boiled eggs peeled 3

  • Fresh breadcrumbs 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1/2 tsp +

  • Egg 1

  • Lemon 1

  • Aluminium foil

  • Dark soy sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Honey 2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Coarsely chop onion, garlic, parsley and roughly chopped hard boiled eggs in a chopper.

Step 2

Place fresh breadcrumbs in a large mixing bowl, add the chopped ingredients, salt, crushed black peppercorn, raw egg and mix well.

Step 3

Boil plenty of water in a deep non-stick pan.

Step 4

Sprinkle salt and little crushed black peppercorns over the whole chicken.

Step 5

Cut lemon into 4 pieces and put inside the chicken cavity. Stuff the chicken with the prepared mixture and secure the open end with toothpicks.

Step 6

Wrap the chicken in lotus leaves. Then wrap in 2-3 layers of aluminium foil till the chicken is completely sealed.

Step 7

Put the packet in boiling water, cover the pan and cook on medium heat for about 1 hour. If the water level reduces, add more water.

Step 8

You can also cook the chicken in a preheated oven.

Step 9

To make the glaze mix dark soy sauce, red chilli sauce and honey well. Apply this on the chicken, cut into slices and serve hot.

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