Friday, August 2, 2013

Vacation recipe: chicken mozzarella on the barbecue (or skottelbraai)

A new vacation recipe. Again made on our skottelbraai, but this recipe can also be made on a barbecue. The combination mozzarella, basil and chicken breast is surprising and a real nice variation on the usual chicken on a stick (which can be nice to). You probably know the combination tomato, basil and mozzarella as it's quite a classic, but this is quite a new way.

We ate it with grilled baguette and a Caprese salad (tomato, basil and mozzarella) and it was refreshing and delicious. This is a recipe we certainly are going to make again and again.

Ingredients (4 persons):
- 500 grams chicken breast;
- 50 grams mozzarella;
- fresh basil;
- cherry tomatoes;
- olive oil, extra virgin;
- salt and pepper.

Cut the chicken breast in long small strips. Lay the strips between two plastic sheets and beat the chicken with a meat hammer very flat. If you don't have a meat hammer on your vacation address (neither did I), use a rolling pin, can or an empty wine bottle.
Cut the mozzarella in small strips of 1 x 1.5 cm. Wind one or two leaves of basil around the mozzarella. Roll the mozzarella-basil in the chicken strip. Pin the chicken package on a stick. Next you pin a cherry tomato on the stick. Repeat this and end with a chicken package. Make a number of sticks this way. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Put on the skottelbraai or barbecue until they are done.

4Pure: chicken mozzarella on the barbecue