Tuesday 12 May 2009

Recipe - Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts stuffed with Mozzarella and Pepper served with Basil and Garlic Mash

I like cooking with chicken breasts, the variations are almost endless. This time I went for a slightly Italian angle to it all.

It wasn't until after I sat down today to get this post together that I realised that what I cobbled together for the mash could easily be made into a pesto, just add some pine nuts. Vary the amount of garlic to your own taste, I can only say that I don't expect to see any vampires for the rest of my life after eating my version.

Ingredients (per person)
Milk (or cream)
Fresh basil leaves, a couple of handfuls
Garlic, roughly chopped - to taste
Olive oil (as good quality as you can get)

1 chicken breast
Roasted red pepper
Mozzarella, sliced
Smoked streaky bacon.
Dried oregano

Pre-heat the oven to 200c. Boil potatoes for the mash.

Slice the chicken lengthways, but not all the way through. Open the chicken breast like a magazine, put some cling film on top and bash it with a mallet until considerably thinner.

Turn the chicken around, put a bit of roasted pepper on one half of it, add mozzarella, seasoning and spices. Fold the chicken together and wrap it with the bacon. Top the bacon with some more seasoning and spices.

Pop it onto a roasting tray in the oven for 20 - 30 minutes, or until cooked.

For the basil and garlic mix just add the basil leaves and garlic to a bowl or similar, add a glug or two of olive oil and blitz with a mixer until a nice and smooth paste is created.

Make mash your own preferred way and stir in the basil mix towards the end of the preparation and let it warm through.

Serve with a side salad.



  1. Vad kul att du uppdaterat din info och lagt upp en bild!
    Det här lät som en måltid helt i min smak. Läckert!

  2. Man tackar! Iofs vet jag inte om bilden skrammer ivag folk eller inte ;)

    Det ar en perfekt veckodags-middag. Snabbt, enkelt och smakrikt.

    Fyllda kycklingbrost kan varieras nastan oandligt.

    // Mike

  3. This looks sooo good! I often wrap chicken breast in bacon, but I've never done one stuffed and wrapped, plus the potatoes sound heavenly!

    Printing this one off! :-)

  4. Kadeeae ;),

    I'm really glad that you liked and you're kind words are most welcome!

    I hope you do try the recipe and that you like the end result as well.

    // Mike

  5. I wrap, but haven't wrapped AND stuffed.. gorgeous!

  6. Red,

    Sometimes you gotta improvise and freestyle it. I just thought it could work - and for once it did just that ;)

    Stuffed and wrapped is the new way forward.

    // Mike


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// Mike