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This batter adds a nice flavor to the chicken, but it will still go well if served with a sauce. If served without a sauce then more spice can be added to increase the flavor.

4 chicken breasts, skinless
6 egg yolks
2 - 3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
pinch saffron

Bake chicken at 350° for 25 minutes. Remove from oven to cool. Mix remaining ingredients to form a thick batter. Slice chicken into large pieces and place on skewers. Coat with batter and broil until coating is just turning golden. Be sure to turn the chicken over halfway through broiling.

Source [Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books, T. Austin (ed.)]: Chike endored. Take a chike, and drawe him, and roste him, And lete the fete be on, and take awey the hede; then make batur of yolkes of eyron and floure, and caste there-to pouder of ginger, and peper, saffron and salt, and pouder hit faire til hit be rosted ynogh.

Published: April 4, 2004



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