Tuesday 22 July 2008

Recipe - Faffy chicken with pancetta and blue cheese

I had some chicken breasts and pancetta left since from the day before so I thought I'd do something with them. Normally I don't faff much in the kitchen but I played a bit with the presentation this time.

It did taste quite nice, although the Wensleydale Blue I used overpowered the other flavours a little bit. If you try this I'd recommend that you go for a slightly milder blue.

Skinless chicken breasts, diced
Pancetta, cut into smaller pieces
Blue cheese, crumbled
1 leek, julienned
White sliced bread, crusts removed
Olive oil
Plain flour
Balsamic glaze
Strawberries, sliced
Pour a bit of olive oil on the bread slices and season them. Put them under the grill until nice and golden. Put to the side.

Put the flour, paprika, some salt and some pepper in a plastic bag. Drop in the chicken pieces and make sure to coat properly.

Heat some oil in a frying pan and start frying off the chicken. When the chicken starts to get a golden colour, add the pancetta pieces and keep frying. When the chicken is getting near to being done, add the leek and fry for a little while further.

Pour the contents of the frying pan into a bowl and add the crumbled blue cheese. Stir to mix properly.

Spoon this mixture onto the toasted bread slices, top with the sliced strawberries and drizzle with balsamic glaze.



  1. Wow! I am very depressed, I mean impressed!(depressed because I don't think I could ever make something so amazing). Haha. This is super gourmet. And I am sure it tastes wonderful.

  2. Ivy,

    Many thanks for your kind comments. You almost made me blush ;)

    // Mike

  3. Don't know if "faffy" is a brand name or an idiomatic expression, but I love your blog!

  4. Arlene,

    I think "faffy"is a quite English/British word. Basically it means, I think, something that is a bit overly complicated or a bit overworked.

    Many thanks for your nice compliment!

    // Mike


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