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Chicken Soufflé

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


For the béchamel sauce:

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Do not let it burn.
  • As soon as it starts to melt, add the flour and sauté.
  • Gradually add the milk in 5 batches and whisk. As soon as the first addition is absorbed, add the next, while whisking continuously and making sure all of the lumps are dissolved.
  • When the last addition of milk has been added and incorporated, remove saucepan from heat.
  • Season with salt, pepper and some freshly ground nutmeg. Whisk.
  • Add a handful of grated parmesan and whisk to combine.
  • Add the egg yolks one at a time while whisking continuously.
  • Add more grated parmesan, reserving some for later on in the recipe.
  • Set aside until needed.

For the soufflé:

  • Preheat oven to 180* C 350* F) Fan.
  • Place a pan over medium heat.
  • Wear disposable gloves to work with the chicken if you can.
  • Drizzle chicken with some olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and rub all over chicken.
  • Transfer to hot pan.
  • Remove gloves and sprinkle chicken with some fresh thyme.
  • When the chicken has turned golden on both sides, transfer to a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Sauté the spinach in the same pan so it can soak up some of the chicken juices. When it softens, chop it up and place in a bowl.
  • When the chicken is ready, remove from oven and set aside until it is cool enough to handle.
  • Chop the chicken into small cubes and transfer to a bowl.
  • Chop the slices of bread into small cubes and add them to the bowl.
  • Finely chop the spring onion and add to the bowl.
  • Add the sautéed spinach, chopped dill and fresh oregano.
  • Add the egg whites, making sure there are no drops of yolk in them or else they will not turn in to a nice and fluffy meringue.
  • Whisk until you create a fluffy meringue.
  • To the béchamel sauce, add 1 teaspoon baking powder so that the mixture will rise while baking. Stir and add it to the bowl with the chicken mixture.
  • Stir until completely combined.
  • Add the meringue to make the soufflé as light and fluffy as possible. Gently fold just to distribute within the mixture.
  • Generously grease a baking dish with butter. Sprinkle with reserved grated parmesan all over baking dish.
  • Spread mixture in to baking dish.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven and serve immediately.


You don't need the meringue to become too stiff. You want it to be as light and fluffy as possible when you add it to the souffle mixture.


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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
21 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
36 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
60 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
6 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
5 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
70 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
4 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
20 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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