Remove the sinews from the chicken breast tenders.
Place a tender on cling film and cover with another piece of cling film. Bash the tender gently over the cling film with a rolling pin.
Repeat the process with the rest of the chicken breast tenders.
Cut your slices of cut cheese in half. Prepare the vegetable you are going to use to fill the inside of the chicken.
I used courgettes today. You can use slightly larger-sized vegetables but make the cheese smaller than the width of the flattened chicken.
Coat the prepared chicken with flour, eggs and panko.
Deep-fry in 180℃ oil until golden brown.
After deep-frying leave to rest to allow the residual heat to spread through the inside of the chicken. Slice and serve.
Story Behind this Recipe
This has become a standard dish for family dinners.To prevent the cheese from leaking out while frying, I flatten out the chicken breast tenders thinly and try to tightly roll the cheese inside.
Chicken breast tenders can be flattened easily by hitting them gently. You might make some holes in the meat while you're flattening the chicken, but it doesn't really matter that much. Use any vegetables you like for the filling. I like carrots, green beans, asparagus and potatoes. Cook the vegetables beforehand. Serve with Tonkatsu sauce.