Peppered chicken with watercress

Peppered chicken with watercress

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 2
Perk up your chicken with this cheesy recipe, perfect for livening up a freezer favourite. Just five ingredients too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal441
  • fat16g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein44g
  • salt1.43g
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  • 85g bag watercress



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 2 tbsp Boursin cheese with black pepper (available from Waitrose and Sainsbury’s)
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon
  • 400g new potato
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

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    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Chop a handful of watercress, then mix into the cheese. Make a finger-tip length cut into the thick end of the chicken, pushing the knife two-thirds of the way through the breast. Poke your fingers into the incision and loosen the chicken to create a hole. Stuff with the Boursin mix, then wrap tightly with bacon.

  2. Lift onto a baking tray and roast for 25 mins or until the chicken is cooked through and the bacon is golden. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes for 15 mins or until tender. Serve the chicken and potatoes together with some more watercress and any juices from the chicken spooned over.

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10th Jul, 2017
Easy, quick, delicious!!
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14th Nov, 2011
Tried this last night. I am definitely cooking this again. Used Boursin Herb cheese with the crushed black peppercorns. Absolutely delicious.
6th Apr, 2011
made this tonight for the first time. made the filling with light philli and peppercorns and used smoked back bacon. was so quick and simple will def make again
30th Apr, 2010
So simple and so tasty! Wouldn't change anything about it.
2nd Sep, 2009
The shop didn't have the pepper Boursin so I used the garlic and herb one. Very tasty!!
25th Mar, 2009
I cooked this for my wife but to avoid using dairy products (cow's) I used Capricorn soft goat's cheese, into which I first mixed the ground black peppercorns, and then chopped watercress! Absolute magic. 10 out of 10! I'm going to try again, but making the chicken into an escalope so that I can make the whole thing into a roulade.
16th Feb, 2009
We really enjoyed this and it was easy to make too! The watercress and new potatoes were a great accompaniment as they were nice and light.
16th Feb, 2009
Tip:- try replacing the boursin with a good mushroom pate for a different take on this dish.
14th Feb, 2009
You can replace the cheese with hummus and the bacon with a turkey or chicken substitute just use more of them!!!!!
14th Feb, 2009
hope to make this one during the week . Itis like the one i made out of the march good food magazine (Italian stuffed chicken) I hope this one is as good as that one,


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