Monday 21 July 2008

Recipe - Chicken wrapped in Pancetta served on leeks

I had a request for a fairly healthy dish, based on chicken breasts, this weekend. This is what I threw together. Healthy or not. ;)

Ingredients (serves 2)
2 skinless chicken breasts
2 leeks, sliced into about 1.5 - 2 cm rounds
Pancetta, enough to wrap the kitchen breasts
Thyme, fresh sprigs
White Wine
Balsamic Vinegar

Heat the oven to 200c/Fan 180c/400F/Gas mark 6.

Put the leeks in a oven safe dish. Pour white wine into the dish, finish off with some balsamic vinegar and season it. Let this marinate for a bit.

Wrap the pancetta around the chicken breasts and put them on top off the leeks. Put a sprig or two of thyme on top of the chicken breasts.

Put the dish into the oven and keep it there for about 30 - 35 minutes, or until cooked.

Serve with new potatoes and roasted vegetables. Don't forget to spoon some of the juices from the roasting dish over the chicken, they' taste delicious!



  1. This looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe :)

  2. They tasted quite nice. Many thanks for your comment, hope you enjoy the recipe!

    // Mike


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