*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                          CHICKEN WITH BASIL SAUCE
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Poultry                          Australian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4       lg           Chicken fillets
                         -----CRUMB TOPPING-----
    1       c            Bread crumbs, fresh
      1/3   c            Parmesan, grated
    1       tb           Parsley, chopped
      1/4   lb           Bacon
    3       oz           Butter
    2                    Garlic cloves
    2       ts           Worcestershire sauce
      1/2   ts           Mustard, dry
                         -----BASIL SAUCE-----
      1/2   c            Oil
      1/4   c            White vinegar
    1                    Garlic clove, crushed
      1/2   c            Cream
    1                    Egg yolk
    1       c            Basil leaves (fresh),
                         -finely chopped
   Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Combine bread crumbs,
   cheese and parsley. Saute chopped bacon and drain on
   absorbent paper.  Add the bacon to the bread crumb
   mix. This is the crumb topping for the chicken.
   In a pan, melt the butter, then add the crushed
   garlic, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Mix and heat
   through. Coat the chicken fillets with the butter
   mixture by dipping them in the saucepan. Arrange in a
   shallow, ovenproof dish. Press the bread crumb mixture
   on top of the chicken pieces to provide a crumb
   topping. Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes.
   While the chicken cooks, make the basil sauce:  in a
   saucepan combine all sauce ingredients except the egg
   yolk.  Stir until heated and then add the egg yolk,
   stirring until thickened. Do not boil. Pour the hot
   sauce over the chicken pieces just before serving.
   *  Oven-baked chicken pieces with basil sauce -- This
   recipe came originally from “The Australian Women’s
   Weekly Dinner Party Cookbook No. 2,” available at an
   Australian news agent near you.
   *  The sauce sounds unusual but tastes great.  The
   fresh basil gives it a good green colour. Serve with
   green, vegetables, such as beans and snow peas, or a
   leafy green salad for a colour-coordinated dinner.
   *  The finer the ingredients in the topping the better
   will be its effect.
   : Difficulty:  moderate.
   : Time:  30 minutes preparation, 25 minutes cooking.
   : Precision:  approximate measurement OK.
   : Alex Patison
   : Pyramid Technology Australia, Sydney.
   : alex@pta.oz  pyramid!pyrcorp!pta!alex
   : Copyright (C) 1986 USENET Community Trust
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