Smoked chicken and mushroom filled pancakes recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: medium
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 20 min
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  • These tasty, smoked chicken and mushroom pancakes make a satisfying choice. With garlic, Dijon mustard and a hint of lemon thyme, they’re packed full of flavour.

    Quick to prepare, they’re a great lunchtime or evening meal option. Smoked chicken, now widely available, and mushrooms make a winning combination, sure to go down a treat. Once the pancakes are prepared, just top with a sprinkling of cheddar cheese and pop them under the grill for a few minutes until they are bubbling and golden – perfect!

    Ingredients

    • 110g plain flour
    • A pinch of salt
    • 300ml milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 2tbsp olive oil
    • 40g butter
    • 110g chestnut mushrooms
    • 1 clove of garlic, crushed or finely chopped
    • 1tbsp chopped lemon thyme
    • 50g plain flour
    • 300ml milk
    • 225g chopped smoked chicken
    • 1tsp Dijon mustard
    • Salt and a twist of freshly ground black pepper
    • A sprinkling of grated cheddar cheese

    Method

    • Beat together the flour, salt, milk and eggs, to make a smooth batter.

    • Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry a little of the batter at a time, to make four pancakes.

    • Fry the mushrooms in the butter until soft, then add the garlic and lemon thyme and stir in the flour.

    • Gradually add the milk, stirring continuously until the sauce thickens.

    • Mix in the smoked chicken and Dijon mustard, then season with salt and black pepper.

    • Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool slightly.

    • Divide the sauce between the pancakes, placing a little in the centre of each and folding the edges over the mixture to form a roll.

    • Put the pancakes, folded side down, in a heatproof dish and sprinkle the cheese over the top.

    • Place the dish under the grill, or in a warm oven, for approximately 10 mins, until the cheese topping is bubbling hot. Serve immediately.

    Top tip for making Smoked chicken and mushroom filled pancakes

    For a little extra crunch, sprinkle chopped walnuts over the pancakes with the cheese before heating them in the oven.

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