Making this recipe of homemade chicken mortadella is a simple exercise. With chicken, a food processor, some ice, and seasoning, you are ready.
Chicken mortadella anyone? When people say Mortadella, they may be probably referring to the delicious sausages of Bologna in Italy! There, mortadella is a cured pork meat specialty that Italians enjoy. But hey! Do you know you can make mortadella with beef meat, goat meat, and chicken meat? Making homemade chicken mortadella is a simple exercise. With chicken, equipment at hand such as a food processor, and some ice, you are set to go!
The answer is yes. you need to steam cook it at 78°C. Therefore, we use the technique of the bain-marie to steam it for 30 minutes. Following the steam process, you need to transfer the mortadella to cool down before it goes to the fridge to chill for a couple of hours.
To prepare the chicken for the mortadella, first, we need to cut it into cubes and add these cubes to a grinder with small ice cubes. Then, we need to use the grinder to make a smooth paste of chicken.
Once the chicken paste is ready, we need to transfer it into a new bowl and add the seasonings and remaining ingredients.
Once we mix the chicken paste and ingredients, we need first to spread the paste on an aluminum foil. Then we need to shape the mortadella into a roll using our hands and then roll and cover the mortadella with the foil.
Second, we need to steam cook the mortadella for 30 minutes.
Once the mortadella cools, we need to transfer it to the fridge to chill.
Usually, chicken mortadella is prepared plain or with additional ingredients. While some people prefer that it includes olives, some others prefer to have it with pistachio, red pepper, or mushrooms.
On another note, this mortadella can be added to pizza meals or sandwiches with mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, and vegetables. Moreover, it can be served along with cheese as one of the cold cuts over a dinner.
As mentioned above, this mortadella includes chicken breast, which is the healthiest part of chicks. It is rich in protein, vitamins, and amino acids.
It is rich in the B complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, and B6) which support the nervous system and mood, the metabolism, and the skin. In addition, as it is rich in iron, it supports the muscles and protects the body from the risk of fatigue and anemia.
Moreover, with zero amounts of starch and fats, and a wealth of protein, the chicken mortadella is an added-value component to a heart-healthy diet.
Now that you know how to make mortadella, how about getting to know how to make fluffy sandwich bread to have a delicious sandwich?
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Making this recipe of homemade chicken mortadella is a simple exercise. With chicken, a food processor, some ice and seasoning, you are ready!
Calories: 289 kcal per serving | Serving size: 250 g | Number of servings: 1
Total Fat 11 g | Saturated Fat 2 g | Cholesterol 121 mg | Sodium 1671 mg | Potassium 516 mg | Total Carbohydrate 1 g | Dietary Fiber 1 g | Sugars 0 g | Protein 49 g | Vitamin A: 23% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 12%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet