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 newsagent near you.


(Serves 4)





Procedure chicken

  1. Preheat oven to
  2. Combine breadcrumbs, cheese and parsley. Sautae chopped bacon and drain on absorbent paper. Add the bacon to the breadcrumb mix. This is the crumb topping for the chicken.
  3. In a pan, melt the butter, then add the crushed garlic, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Mix and heat through.
  4. Coat the chicken fillets with the butter mixture by dipping them in the saucepan. Arrange in a shallow, ovenproof dish. Press the breadcrumb mixture on top of the chicken pieces to provide a crumb topping.
  5. Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. 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.


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 
Recipe last modified: 22 May 86

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