Chicken Torte

Friday, April 11, 2014

I grew up eating this dish quite often during my childhood in Brazil. While many families in Brazil have their favorite recipe or many have different variations, this is the one I love and make the most at my home. 

This is a very easy recipe to make, since the batter is made with a blender (that's right! a blender). At first, you think this recipe simply can't work since the batter is so liquid-y but it does and it's delish! Take a look:


Recipe by Sweet Caroline

Ingredients:
Filling
2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large roma tomato, diced
1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1/3 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon chopped cilantro or parsley
Salt and black pepper

Batter
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups whole milk
2 cups flour
1 cup shredded Münster cheese
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon salt

Directions:
For filling: season chicken with salt and black pepper. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium/high heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute. Add the chicken, let it cook completely. Add the diced onions and tomatoes, sauté until onions are translucent. Add the corn kernels. Pour the tomato sauce and water, bring to a quick boil, reduce heat. Let it cook until some of the sauce has reduced. Add the chopped cilantro or parsley. Adjust seasoning if necessary. Let filling cool. For batter: in a blender, add the ingredients in this order; the eggs, oil, milk, cheese, flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until the batter is smooth. Pour half the batter into a buttered 9"x13" baking dish, add the filling on top of the batter, then pour the remaining batter to cover the filling completely. Bake in a pre heat oven at 350F degrees for 45 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature. Enjoy! 

3 comments:

Diane Balch said...

This is so new to me what a wonderful dish. Thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

Linda@2CookinMamas said...

This looks so delicious. I am going to have to try this as my husband is in love with South American cuisine. Thanks for sharing on Wake Up Wednesdays.

Miz Helen said...

We will just love your Chicken Torte. Hope you had a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a good week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

 
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