Mock Chicken Dip With Pita Chips

Mock Chicken Dip with Pita Chips

Mother’s Day is almost upon us so I thought it was worth sharing a cooking adventure Mum and I shared in the Zamamabakes kitchen when she came out for a visit recently.

By now I’m sure most of you have read my Lattice Slice post and how Mum was the inspiration behind me making it! It has been shown a lot of love on the blog which just goes to show you can’t beat a good old classic.

Now extending on from the conversation Mum and I had in my Lattice Slice post, the topic of ‘Mock Chicken’ came up. Do you know what Mock Chicken is? I didn’t until about a 2 weeks ago when the Lattice Slice conversation took place.

‘Mock Chicken’ meaning ‘Fake Chicken’ is a mixture of basic, no fuss, yummy kitchen ingredients. Back in the day, I’m talking Mum’s childhood days so about 50 years ago (sorry to give away your age Mum but I think you are one fabulous looking  a 59-year-old) ‘Mock Chicken’ was at times substituted for real chicken due to the fact that real chicken was quite expensive to buy, Mum can only ever remember having chicken at Christmas as a young girl, how times have changed, I serve chicken to my little family at least once a week in some shape or form, totally taking it for granted.

Mum’s memory of Mock chicken is enjoying it as a dip on crackers at the beach as a young girl, a close family friend (another Mum) used to make it for everyone to enjoy.

Keeping in theme with ‘classics’ Mum and I thought we’d try to create a slightly more modern version of what she enjoyed as a young girl.

Rather than serving the Mock Chicken with some boring old Jatz we thought we’d use Kaymac’s (my baby sister’s) tried and tested homemade Pita Chips, they’re so easy to make and much tastier and fresher than any packet version. We also chillied things up a bit (totally optional) but I highly recommend.

I will say it’s not the prettiest of dips I’ve ever seen but the flavours certainly make up for it’s not so good looks, not to mention the low cost ingredients to make it (winning). The fact that it can be eaten warm makes it perfect for enjoying at this time of year.

Pita chips how to

As Mum and I started to whip up the Mock Chicken, Kaymac phoned from town saying she was on her way out for a visit with some friends. It’s a 20 minute trip out to our place from town so by the time they arrived guess what was ready, warm and waiting to be eaten? It went down an absolute treat with everyone.

mock chicken 2

Mum if you’re reading I just have to say how much I love creating in the kitchen with you, and more to the point I just love that you’re my Mum. I know it’s still a little early but I want to wish you along with every other Mum out there the most beautiful Mother’s Day possible xxxx.

Mock Chicken Mum and I

Mock chicken in progress

mock chicken 1

 

Mock Chicken Dip With Pita Chips
 
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Recipe type: Dips
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • PITA CHIPS
  • 4 pita wraps cut into wedges (we got 10 from each wrap)
  • olive oil spray
  • All Purpose Seasoning
  • MOCK CHICKEN
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced finely
  • ½ onion, diced finely
  • ⅓ cup cheese
  • 40g butter
  • pinch mixed herbs
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes (just depends on how spicy you like things)
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • fresh basil or parsley to garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (fan forced).
  2. Line a large oven tray with baking paper.
  3. Spread out pita wedges, spray with olive oil and sprinkle with All Purpose seasoning.
  4. Place tray of pita wedges in oven and bake 10-15 mins until just crisp and starting to golden.
  5. While pita wedges are baking prepare MOCK CHICKEN
  6. Place all ingredients EXCEPT EGGS in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook stirring for approx. 10 mins or until tomatoes and onion are tender.
  7. Add well beaten eggs and stir for a couple more minutes until mixture comes together, there shouldn't be too much liquid remaining just a trickle if any.
  8. Spoon mixture into your favourite dip bowl, garnish with herbs and serve with crispy pita chips.
  9. Enjoy

What are you waiting for lovelies?

I say go grab that beautiful Mum or any other special lady in your life and create a special memory or 3 by getting your bake on in the kitchen together, it really is so much fun.

Until the next time……

Zamamabakes

 

 

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Mock Chicken Dip with Pita Chips

Mother’s Day is almost upon us so I thought it was worth sharing a cooking adventure Mum and I shared in the Zamamabakes kitchen when she came out for a visit recently.

By now I’m sure most of you have read my Lattice Slice post and how Mum was the inspiration behind me making it! It has been shown a lot of love on the blog which just goes to show you can’t beat a good old classic.

Now extending on from the conversation Mum and I had in my Lattice Slice post, the topic of ‘Mock Chicken’ came up. Do you know what Mock Chicken is? I didn’t until about a 2 weeks ago when the Lattice Slice conversation took place.

‘Mock Chicken’ meaning ‘Fake Chicken’ is a mixture of basic, no fuss, yummy kitchen ingredients. Back in the day, I’m talking Mum’s childhood days so about 50 years ago (sorry to give away your age Mum but I think you are one fabulous looking  a 59-year-old) ‘Mock Chicken’ was at times substituted for real chicken due to the fact that real chicken was quite expensive to buy, Mum can only ever remember having chicken at Christmas as a young girl, how times have changed, I serve chicken to my little family at least once a week in some shape or form, totally taking it for granted.

Mum’s memory of Mock chicken is enjoying it as a dip on crackers at the beach as a young girl, a close family friend (another Mum) used to make it for everyone to enjoy.

Keeping in theme with ‘classics’ Mum and I thought we’d try to create a slightly more modern version of what she enjoyed as a young girl.

Rather than serving the Mock Chicken with some boring old Jatz we thought we’d use Kaymac’s (my baby sister’s) tried and tested homemade Pita Chips, they’re so easy to make and much tastier and fresher than any packet version. We also chillied things up a bit (totally optional) but I highly recommend.

I will say it’s not the prettiest of dips I’ve ever seen but the flavours certainly make up for it’s not so good looks, not to mention the low cost ingredients to make it (winning). The fact that it can be eaten warm makes it perfect for enjoying at this time of year.

Pita chips how to

As Mum and I started to whip up the Mock Chicken, Kaymac phoned from town saying she was on her way out for a visit with some friends. It’s a 20 minute trip out to our place from town so by the time they arrived guess what was ready, warm and waiting to be eaten? It went down an absolute treat with everyone.

mock chicken 2

Mum if you’re reading I just have to say how much I love creating in the kitchen with you, and more to the point I just love that you’re my Mum. I know it’s still a little early but I want to wish you along with every other Mum out there the most beautiful Mother’s Day possible xxxx.

Mock Chicken Mum and I

Mock chicken in progress

mock chicken 1

 

Mock Chicken Dip With Pita Chips
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dips
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • PITA CHIPS
  • 4 pita wraps cut into wedges (we got 10 from each wrap)
  • olive oil spray
  • All Purpose Seasoning
  • MOCK CHICKEN
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced finely
  • ½ onion, diced finely
  • ⅓ cup cheese
  • 40g butter
  • pinch mixed herbs
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes (just depends on how spicy you like things)
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • fresh basil or parsley to garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (fan forced).
  2. Line a large oven tray with baking paper.
  3. Spread out pita wedges, spray with olive oil and sprinkle with All Purpose seasoning.
  4. Place tray of pita wedges in oven and bake 10-15 mins until just crisp and starting to golden.
  5. While pita wedges are baking prepare MOCK CHICKEN
  6. Place all ingredients EXCEPT EGGS in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook stirring for approx. 10 mins or until tomatoes and onion are tender.
  7. Add well beaten eggs and stir for a couple more minutes until mixture comes together, there shouldn't be too much liquid remaining just a trickle if any.
  8. Spoon mixture into your favourite dip bowl, garnish with herbs and serve with crispy pita chips.
  9. Enjoy

What are you waiting for lovelies?

I say go grab that beautiful Mum or any other special lady in your life and create a special memory or 3 by getting your bake on in the kitchen together, it really is so much fun.

Until the next time……

Zamamabakes

 

 

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18 Comments on “Mock Chicken Dip With Pita Chips

  1. Looks fantastic, I’m definitely going to have to try this.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      It’s definitely worth a whirl Raychael :)

      Reply
  2. Christine

    Hi my mum has been making mock chicken for years we have it in sandwiches and this is the first time l have seen a recipe for it. Great to have it in my recipe book. Thanks . My mum doesn’t have a recipe she does it from memory .

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Well I hope it’s half as good as your Mum’s Christine. It’s hard to beat a good Mum recipe. Enjoy xx

      Reply
  3. Aww. Don’t you two look cute together?! I have to say I’ve never heard of mock chicken. It sounds and looks really good though. I will have to give it a try for sure xx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      It’s definitely a keeper Renee and its vegetarian. Enjoy xx

      Reply
  4. I think you and your mum should totes go on My Kitchen Rules or one of those team cooking programmes! That mock chicken is genius – even the veggos can eat it!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      You make me giggle Sammie, if there was a Mothers and a daughters amateur show maybe?!
      Yes good for the veggos too, something warm and comforting for the cooler weather.

      Reply
  5. I’ve never heard of mock chicken before. Sooooo going to try this! You and your Mum are just so similar and lovely!!!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      You’re a sweetie Lucy. It really is worth trying, a great one if you had someone pop in unannounced as you usually have all the bits in the pantry and fridge ready to go

      Reply
  6. Well I certainly have never heard of mock chicken before! Isn’t it amazing what we take for granted? Love seeing you and your mum have such a lovely time in the kitchen! :)

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      It’s definitely worth a try Jess. It is amazing what we take for granted, and how food and recipes can teach us so much about life, priceless. Thanks for your sweet words about Mum and I. :)

      Reply
  7. I saw this in the link up and thought what!! who does Mock Chicken lol
    I dont think i have had it BUT i have some of my late Grans cookbooks and its in a few of them and some other stuff i think what the?! to.
    Looking at the ingredients though i’m having a flashback to like a oven baked casserole that i think was a combination of those ingredients it was sliced tomatoes and everything else was kinda baked on top … i’m off to call my mum and ask her about it :)

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Hehehehe I do! Well I do now 😉
      Don’t you just love how food brings back those memories.
      You need to make that casserole and blog it, can’t wait to see it! :)

      Reply
  8. I’ve never had mock chicken like this!! My experience with it has always been some sort of flour dumpling type thing actually shaped into a chicken. And I love the two-in-one recipe of making the pita chips too! I think I might bust this out at my next party.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Oh wow Tammi they sound like delicious dumplings, my 10-year-old would be very intrigued.
      The version I did is definitely fun, delicious, economical way to entertain some hungry, or in my sister and her friend’s case hungry and hungover 😉 I hope you enjoy.

      Reply
  9. Yup, another one who hadn’t heard of mock chicken! Will definitely have to try this one! It’ll be ideal to take on picnics or day trips. Mum and daughter cooking time equals bonding time.

    Reply
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