Chicks in blankets

Chicks in blankets

I love scotch eggs, freshly made ones not those mass produced things sold at supermarkets.

I’ve wanted a scotch egg for ages but I’ve managed to make a lean version that is really simple to make, tasty and doesn’t need a deep fat fryer!

This is one of the many recipes I created when I followed the 90 Day Plan by The Body Coach. Simply use your plans ingredient amounts instead of those shown in the recipe. There are 220 Create Your Own (CYO) friendly recipes in my app and on this website.

Ingredients for 1 serving

267 g turkey thigh mince
46 g spring onion
95 g cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
3 whole eggs
3 egg whites
6 g olive oil
48 ml sweet chilli sauce
149 g mixed salad leaves
10 g fresh parsley
salt and pepper


  • Pre-heat your oven to 190°C fan/400°F and line a baking sheet with non stick foil.
  • Take a ramekin or 2 depending on your egg white amounts, and line them with clingfilm.
  • To ensure no leaks, add a second layer of clingfilm to the lining.
  • Using a little of your oil, grease the clingfilm and pour in the egg whites.
  • Gather the sides of the clingfilm to form the pocket and seal with food clips or a good knot – the youtube video shows this.
  • Put eggs into a pan of boiling water until the eggs are hard boiled (7-10 minutes should do it).
  • Shell the eggs and set them aside.
  • Using a food processor finely chop the parsley, spring onions, add the mince, salt and pepper and give the mixture a quick blitz.
  • Divide the mince mixture to the number of eggs you have.
  • Wet your hands and take one of the mince portions and flatten it in the palm of your hand.
  • When it almost covers your hand, place one boiled egg in the centre and start to wrap the mince around the egg.
  • It’s going to take a little patting and manipulation but with a little patience you’ll have what looks like a naked scotch egg in your hand and repeat for the other 2 eggs.
  • Bake them for approximately 20 minutes until the mince is cooked through.
  • When you’re happy that your chicks in blankets are cooked, take them out of the oven and leave to rest for a few minutes.
  • Add the mixed salad leaves to the plate with the tomatoes and drizzle with the olive oil.
  • Serve the chicks in blankets on top of the leaves, it’s up to you if you cut them up, and give them a drizzle with the sweet chilli sauce.

Recipe Notes

  • For anyone following 2018 BC plans, use lean turkey or chicken breast mince.
  • For anyone following older BC plans, make sure your mince is extra lean, less than 5% of fat per 100g.
  • For those on 2018 BC plans, sweet chilli sauce is a swap for other side sauces provided you choose one with equivalent macros.
  • Why not batch cook this recipe and have a portion ready for tomorrow too!

Nella Foulds
Nella Foulds

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