Can I make "Hunter's Chicken Lasagna Parcels"?
This Twisted YouTube video for Hunter's Chicken Lasagna Parcels looked delicious and cute. Your food is all wrapped up in a little gift for you. :)
I had never heard of Hunter's Chicken before watching Twisted videos, so I looked it up. Apparently there are different types of Hunter's chicken in different countries. The recipes are quite different and have no relation really except for that they all use chicken. There is a French Hunter's chicken (poulet chasseur), but this Twisted video/recipe were about British Hunter's Chicken.
"British Hunter's Chicken: which consists of chicken fillet wrapped in bacon, in a barbecue (or other tomato based) sauce, often served with cheese on top, such as Cheddar"
Monday, November 25, 2019, Attempt #1:
In the video, they make bechamel sauce, but I just used this Newman's Own Alfredo sauce as a substiute.
What I used:
- 2 Lasagna sheets per parcel
(These Taste Republic were actually gluten-free. I didn't buy it on purpose. They were the only ones there, but I guess the way I cooked it, the recipe was gluten-free.)
- Marinara Sauce
- BBQ sauce
- Bacon (I made it in the oven; you could use Oscar Mayer fully-cooked bacon also)
- Kosher cheddar
- String cheese (Mozzarella)
- Rotisserie Chicken (hand-shredded)
- Newman's Own Alfredo sauce
I preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, I mixed some rotisserie chicken, marinara sauce, BBQ sauce and bacon bits. I didn't make it 1:1 ratio of tomato sauce and BBQ sauce as in the recipe; I used less BBQ sauce.
I took 1 Lasagna sheet and put some Alfredo sauce in the middle, then I stacked the 2nd lasagna sheet over it to form a cross.
I added some chicken filling in and folded the edges in to form the parcel. I put some cheddar and mozzarella on top and added a little more Alfredo sauce. I baked them in the 350 degrees oven for ~20 min. and then I broiled them on high for ~5 min. to get nice brown crispy and melt-y cheese on top.
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! How tasty does that look? Tell me you wouldn't pay $10 or $15 in a restaurant for that. The nice thing about the parcel is that you have your individual portion and you are only using 2 sheets. One parcel as I cooked it is about 375- 400 calories; not bad for a full complete filling meal. The calories mostly depend on how much cheese you add and whether you use Bechamel sauce etc.
There are some more pictures below. I cooked it in a cast iron because I had cooked the bacon on a roasting grate over the cast iron pan. I didn't want to use another baking sheet for this since the cast iron pan is safe in the oven anyways. I just put some foil down.
Anyways, it's easy. The prep work (if you use pre-made bacon) takes 5 min. or so and then you just put it in the oven. You could also leave out the bacon if you want. Give it a try! We are good at this!