You can have this chicken pancake for breakfast or dinner

The term "shaken, not stirred" typically evokes memories of James Bond, MI6's most famous secret agent, and it's a reference to his favorite drink. If you've always wanted to use these words but aren't a fan of martinis, this recipe is the perfect opportunity. The result is not an alcoholic drink, but probably the tastiest savory pancake you've ever eaten.

You'll need:

For the chicken breasts:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt & pepper
  • 10½ oz chicken breast

For the shredded chicken:

  • olive oil for cooking
  • ½ onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

For the pancake:

  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • salt
  • 6¾ fl oz milk
  • oil for frying

For the garnish: 

  • 7 oz cream cheese
  • 3½ oz shredded cheese

Here's how:

1. To prepare the marinade for the chicken breasts, mix the olive oil with the chili flakes, paprika, honey, salt, and pepper and roll the chicken in the mixture. Cook the marinated chicken breasts for 60 minutes at 250°F.

2. Now for the fun part! Place the chicken in a resealable plastic container and shake vigorously until the chicken is broken down into small pieces.

3. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick pan and fry the shredded chicken breast, onion, and garlic. Season with oregano and tomato paste and mix well. Remove the pulled chicken from the pan.

4. To make the pancake batter, combine the flour, egg, corn starch, olive oil, baking powder, salt, and milk and stir with a hand mixer until smooth.

5. Heat the oil in a pan and add the pancake batter. Fry one side until golden brown over medium heat, and then flip over. Add the shredded chicken to the cooked side.

To garnish the chicken pancake, place blobs of cream cheese over the chicken and sprinkle with cheese.

Cover the pan with a lid and let sit over a low heat for five minutes.

Thanks to the pancake base and cheese garnish, this chicken dish definitely makes for a hearty meal. The chicken pancake hybrid also proves to be quite flexible: perfect for an early breakfast, late lunch, or filling dinner — you could even prepare it for brunch if you can't decide! In any case, nobody will leave the table hungry when this is being served.

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