Oriental Chicken Pudding

Appears in
Two Fat Ladies: Full Throttle

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1998

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This looks magnificent when presented steaming at the table – full of different flavours and good for lunch on a cold winter’s day. You could use suet instead of butter in the pastry. Great for hungry boys.


  • 900g/2lb boned chicken breast cut into chunks
  • 25g/1


Coat the chicken pieces with the plain flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pan over a high heat. Add the chicken pieces and brown on all sides and then leave on one side to cool.

Mix together the self-raising flour, spices, breadcrumbs, chervil, cayenne pepper and salt to taste in a bowl. Hold the butter in a damp cloth at one end and grate it int