Intro: Chicken Jelly Cake
This is a chicken recipe that one could decorate as beautifully as they want - one could put a boiled egg inside or broccoli and make it tall with a lot of jelly underneath.. I called it a chicken jelly cake as it looks quite jolly like a cake and could use it as a cake for those who doesn't like sweets :-)
I had one chicken thigh left so decided to make an instructable out of it :-) It is important to use a chicken with bones and skin still on it. You could also use some real jelly if you want to make a big and sturdy one, but for the small one - the chicken bullion is enough and turns into a thick jelly itself.
So here we are.. Ingredients for one portion:
1 Chicken thigh
1 small carrot
Half of small onion
Greens for decoration
Step 1: Chicken Bullion
Put a chicken thigh in a saucepan and pour a hot water over it ( just enough to cover the chicken), add some onions and black pepper. Simmer for about an hour or a bit more ( till the chicken starts falling apart). Last 10 minutes before switching the chicken off, add the carrots to the bullion and continue simmering.
Step 2: Cutting and Seperating Everything
Drain the broth in a separate small container and put it aside. Cut the carrots in a shape you like and arrange them beautifully at the bottom of the dish (so when you flip it - the shape will be on top), add peas and sprinkle it with dill.
As for the chicken, remove all the bones and chop the remains.
Step 3: Final Bit
Lay the chicken on top of the carrots very carefully ( so the shape will not get distorted/messed up). Put all the chicken in and press the spoon gently on top. Now start pouring the broth over it very gently - fill the dish up to the top. (Discard the rest of the bullion - or make some soup :-D )
Leave the dish untouched for an hour or two till it cools down and then put it in a fridge over night (8 to 10 hours)
Step 4: Flip
Take a knife and slide it through the edges of the chicken jelly, so it will unstick. Tip it over on a plate and decorate it.
Wa lah - it's done! :-)