Peri Bites

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Green chilies or jalapenos are filled with chicken and cheese, then crumb coated with flour, eggs and breadcrumbs to make this crispy crunchy snack. Serve with a delicious dip of your choice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 150 grams boneless chicken
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Water, as required
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½ cup cheese, shredded
  • 24 – 30 large green chilies, or jalapenos
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a small frying pan.
  2. Add garlic paste, and then add boneless chicken.
  3. Season with salt and red chili powder, followed by lemon juice.
  4. Cook for about 15 – 20 minutes till the chicken is cooked through, adding a splash of water as necessary.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked through, take it off the heat and let it cool down.
  6. Shred the chicken and place it in a bowl. Add mayonnaise and cheese, and mix. This is the filling for the peri bites.
  7. Make a slit in the green chilies and remove the seeds. Place the deseeded green chilies in a bowl of water. Drain and dry the green chilies.
  8. Use a spoon to fill the green chilies with about a teaspoon of the filling.
  9. Add ½ teaspoon salt to breadcrumbs and set flour, egg and breadcrumbs for dipping.
  10. Dip the filled green chilies in flour, then egg, and lastly breadcrumbs. Repeat the same thing again for a thicker and crispier coating.
  11. Place the crumbed peri bites on a plate and place them in the freezer for about 30 – 45 minutes.
  12. Once the peri bites are chilled, heat oil and fry till light golden and crispy.
  13. Serve and enjoy!
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