Mushrooms Recipe

Chicken & Mushroom Loaf

April 15, 2016

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  • Cook 50 mins
  • 50 mins

    50 mins

  • Serve 6 Servings


10 slices prosciutto

2 tbs olive oil

1 brown onion, grated

400g button mushrooms, chopped

1 cup couscous

1/2 cup boiling water

700g chicken mince

1 /2 cup shredded basil leaves

1 egg

1/4 cup currants

1/2 cup chopped roasted red capsicum (see tip)

Salad or steamed vegetables, to serve


1Preheat oven to 180°C fan forced. Lightly grease a 7cm deep, 10cm x 20cm (base) loaf pan. Use the prosciutto to line base and sides of the pan allowing a little overhang along both long edges.

2Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes until soft. Add mushrooms, increase heat to high and cook 4 minutes until mushrooms are soft and most of the moisture evaporated. Set aside to cool.

3Place the couscous into a heatproof bowl, pour over the boiling water. Cover with a plate and stand for 3 minutes. Remove the cover, stir gently with a fork to separate the grains.

4Combine the mushrooms mixture, couscous, chicken mince, basil, egg, currants and capsicum in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix until well combined. Spoon the mixture into the greased pan. Use your hands to press down firmly and smooth the surface. Fold the prosciutto over chicken loaf. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Set aside in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out and slicing. Serve with salad or vegetables.

Tip: roasted red capsicum is available fresh from the supermarket deli or in jars located near the olives. Semi-dried tomatoes, char-grilled eggplant or roasted sweet potato are suitable alternatives.