crispy stuffed chicken thighs
Crispy Stuffed Chicken Thighs with Spring Vegetables
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
A delicious spring time meal prefect for lunch or dinner which can be prepared ahead of time.
Course: Main Course, Meat
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: crispy stuffed chicken thighs
Servings: 2
Author: Laura Scott
Ingredients
  • 4 Chicken thighs with skin on boned out
  • 50 g breadcrumbs
  • 20 g Parmesan grated
  • Large handful of fresh basil chopped
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • Salt & pepper
  • For the garlic crumb topping:
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 20 g Breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Flat parsley finely chopped
  • Heat the oil and garlic in a medium saucepan. When the garlic starts to turn light brown add in the breadcrumbs and fry off for a few minutes on a medium heat until crispy. Remove from the heat then add in the chopped parsley.
  • For the spring vegetables:
  • 1 bunch Asparagus blanch for 2 mins
  • 1 bunch Purple sprouting broccoli blanched for 2 mins
  • A handful of fresh/frozen peas blanched for 2 minutes
  • After blanching all of the green veg place them in a bowl of ice cold water then set aside until you are serving the chicken.
  • To re-heat the vegetables fry them off in a large saucepan or wok in a little olive oil, garlic , salt & pepper then garnish with the garlic crumbs
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees and line a baking tray with BacofoilĀ®, non-shiny side up
  2. Make the stuffing by combining the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, basil, lemon, egg, salt & pepper in a mixing bowl and squeeze the mixture together with your hands until it forms a ball of stuffing
  3. Stuff the chicken thighs with equal amounts of the stuffing, squeezing it into a sausage shape to fit into the middle of chicken thigh
  4. Turn the thighs over, skin side up and place on the baking tray
  5. Secure the thighs by using cocktail sticks to prevent the stuffing from escaping
  6. Season the thighs with salt & pepper
  7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes
  8. Serve with the seasonal green vegetable and a generous amount of the crispy garlic crumb topping
Recipe Notes

You can prepare the stuffing, make the crispy garlic crumb and also blanch your vegetables in advance of serving.