I do not think that between us there will be someone who does not like prunes. This dried fruit not only has a unique taste, but due to its beneficial properties, it has a beneficial effect on our body. Prunes are used not only in cooking, but also as a prophylactic agent for many diseases. And prunes are rich in organic acids, ascorbic and nicotinic acid, it contains carotene, riboflavin, thiamine.
The leading chefs of the world use prunes in many of their masterpieces, and all of them, without exception, have not only an original look, but also excellent taste. If we talk about such a dish as chicken with garlic, then it may seem to someone that these two ingredients are incompatible, because prunes are a sweet berry. But the cooks, in turn, broke such a conviction, giving us the opportunity to combine the incongruous, including prunes with chicken meat.
Recipe 1. Chicken with prunes
To create this culinary masterpiece, which we recommend to prepare for any holiday table, you need to prepare: chicken - 1.5 kg; dried prunes - 100-120 g; apple - 3 pcs; sour cream - 3 tbsp .; Provence herbs - 0.5 tsp; pepper and salt to taste.
Let's get started Wash the carcass under running water completely. Pour the sour cream in a small bowl, add the Provencal herbs, ground black pepper and salt. Mix well and rub the dried chicken outside inside. Leave it aside for 1 hour - let it soak in the dressing and marinate well.
We take for prunes. Put it in a colander and rinse well. If you get prunes hard and dry, then it is better to soak it in advance. Apple peel and cut into slices. Mix with prunes and fill the chicken. Using a toothpick, we cut a hole. Take a thick thread and tie the chicken legs. We send the stuffed chicken into the culinary sleeve and tightly tie the edges. Put it in a baking dish, and with a fork make several punctures on the sleeve to evaporate the steam. We will heat the oven to a temperature of 180 * C and send the chicken to bake for 50 minutes. The readiness of our dish can be checked with a toothpick. Pierce the chicken through the bag, and if it is clean, then the meat is already cooked. Now cut the package with kitchen scissors and once again send for 15 minutes to the oven for browning.
We select the finished dish from the sleeve, transfer it to the dish, remove toothpicks, and threads. Filling (apple with prunes), select and put around the bird. Enjoy your meal !!!
Recipe 2. Salad with chicken, prunes and nuts
The incredible combination of taste qualities of all its ingredients certainly will not leave indifferent even the skeptical gourmets themselves. So, we need: chicken fillet - -200 g; cheese - 80g; egg - 4 pieces; apple - 1 pc; prunes - 100g; walnut - 80g; mayonnaise - to taste. You can use greens and boiled carrot sliced into slices for decoration.
We collect boiling water in the pan and soak the prunes in it for softening for 2-3 minutes. After that, rinse it under the tap and finely chop. You can put walnut kernels in a bag and beat them with a rolling pin or chop them with a knife. Cheese grate on a coarse grater. Boil hard boiled eggs. Set aside 3 egg yolks and chop the rest with a knife. In another pot, we cook chicken fillet, then cut it into small pieces.
We take a beautiful wide dish and lay out half the meat in a square. Spoon well tamping. Put a layer of cheese on top of the meat and pour over the yoghurt or mayonnaise nets. You can also mix yogurt with mayonnaise and lubricate such a mixture.
The next layer is crushed eggs, which we cover with a layer of grated apple. All layers lay out a square shape. Each layer is tamped with a spoon.
Put a layer of prunes on top of the apple layer and reapply a grid of mayonnaise or yogurt. Now lay out a layer of chopped nuts, which distribute the topmost layer - the second half of chicken meat. All layers are laid out, it remains only to lubricate the entire surface of the salad with mayonnaise. We first lubricate the sides of the salad form, and then proceed to the top. Do this carefully so as not to destroy the top layer. Decorate the salad. Boiled carrot cut along the slices and make out the salad in the form of a gift, that is, crosswise. At the edges of the carrot ribbons we attach thin strips of feathers of green onions, and as a bow we will adapt thin petals made of carrots. The rest of the surface, we sprinkle with chopped egg yolks. For decoration, you can use your imagination. Well, that's all - a delicious present is ready!
Recipe 3. Salad with chicken, prunes and mushrooms
The combination of chicken, prune and mushroom flavor gives the salad a delicate and peculiar taste. We recommend you to prepare: chicken meat - 400g; prunes without stones - 70 g; champignons - 200 g; onions - 1 pc; cheese - 100 g; chopped walnut - 50g; mayonnaise - 6 tbsp. mayonnaise - 6 tbsp. salt - to taste.
First, prepare the products. We lower the chicken meat, bay leaf, salt and pepper peas in a saucepan with water - let it boil for half an hour over low heat. Peel the onion and cut it into half rings. Mushrooms cut into thin slices and send them to cook in a frying pan with hot vegetable oil. Add the onions to the mushrooms and cook on medium heat for about 15-20 minutes, stirring constantly. Soak prunes for 20 minutes in water, then chop it into small pieces. Ready meat cool and cut into small cubes. Grate the cheese, add it to the meat, prunes and chilled fried mushrooms, and mix. Fill with mayonnaise and lay out beautifully in a deep glass salad bowl. Finely chop the walnut kernel with a knife and sprinkle on the salad.
Recipe 4. Chicken, prune and fresh cucumber salad
In order to prepare 4 servings of salad according to this recipe, you will need: chicken fillet - 3 pcs; fresh cucumbers - 2 pcs; chicken egg - 5 pieces; prunes - 80 g; potatoes - 2 pieces; garlic - 2 tooth; sour cream or mayonnaise - for refueling. I reclaim the recipe for marinating chicken fillet, as a result of which the meat is especially tender and tasty. For salad, you can simply boil the breast, but if you prepare this salad for the holiday, you can prepare the breast in advance and marinate it for 3 days. So, for 1 kg of fillet you need to prepare 1 pod of chili pepper, garlic - 5 tooth; Mustard - 1 tbsp. salt - 1 tsp; balsamic vinegar or lemon juice - 1 tbsp. l .; soy sauce - 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp Cut the fillet in half lengthwise so that we have 2 slices. Grind chilli and garlic, and together with mustard and salt send in a bowl. Grind well and add other ingredients. Stir everything again and put the pieces of meat into the marinade. Dip all the fillet pieces in the marinade well and put the meat in containers. Send in the freezer for at least 2 days. In the evening, select the container and put it on the shelf of the refrigerator. Until the morning it melts itself. Now you pickled meat can fry from all sides, cool and apply in a salad. Cut the meat into cubes and add some mayonnaise. Stir. If your breast is boiled, then you need to add 2 cloves of garlic missed through the press and a bit of mayonnaise.
Peel cucumbers and cut them into cubes. Drain prunes in hot water for swelling for 30 minutes. After that, select the fruit and cut them into pieces. Boil the eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Boil the potatoes in a uniform.
Putting the salad layers. First, lay out the chicken fillet, mixed with mayonnaise. Then a layer of prunes and smear finely sour cream or mayonnaise. The third layer is shredded protein and neatly smeared with sour cream or mayonnaise on top. The next layer is the cubes of cucumbers, and again we close them with a thin layer of mayonnaise. The last layer is shredded chicken yolk. All salad is ready!
Recipe 5. Tenderness salad with chicken and prunes
Let us cook salad tenderness ”with chicken and prunes, but first prepare: fried fillet - 250 g; prunes - 200 g; chicken eggs - 6 pieces; fresh cucumber - 400g; dill - 1 bunch; mayonnaise - 250g; salt - to taste.
Getting to the cooking salad. In this recipe, you can also use marinade for chicken, which is described in the previous recipe. Boil prunes and cut into strips, chop nuts in a mortar. Boil the eggs and separate the white from the yolks. Proteins finely chopped, and use the yolks to decorate the salad. Fresh cucumbers cut into straw strips. Put the salad in a beautiful glass salad bowl in layers. The first layer is the cucumber straws, then cubes of roasted chicken meat, followed by a layer of prunes, egg white and walnuts. Layers are smeared with a thin layer of mayonnaise. From above we decorate the salad with finely chopped dill, grated yolks and walnut kernels.
Secrets and useful tips from the best chefs.
- So that fresh greens in salads have a beautiful appearance, be sure to soak it in ice water for 1 hour before using it and put it in the fridge.
- To let the salad have a beautiful appearance, it is recommended to cut all the ingredients of the same shape.