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Stuffed Chicken with bacon

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Serves 2

Chicken breast stuffed with either pesto (or grated cheese) wrapped in bacon

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  • 2 boneless, skinless Chicken breasts
  • 4 tsp Pesto (any flavour of your choice, or grated cheese)
  • 2 rashes of bacon
  • 2 cocktail sticks (to hold the bacon and chicken together when cooking)


    1. With a sharp knife cut a slit about 4-5cm across the chicken, but dont cut all the way through the chicken, only go half way down. Do this in both chicken pieces.
    2. Take 2 tsp of the pesto and open the slit and spoon it in. Use 2 tsp in each chicken breast. If using cheese do exactly the same but carefully stuffing the chicken with the cheese.
    3. Then take one of the rashes of bacon and wrap it around the chicken, where the incision is, making sure the ends of the bacon end up underneath the chicken.
    4. Using a cocktail stick pierce through the bacon and chicken to hold it all togther. (the filling may ooze out a little bit depending on how much you've stuffed the chicken with) Do this with the other chicken breast.
    5. Then put on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 20 minutes on 180-200 degrees (fan oven/electric)
    6. Take out and serve with any veg, mash potato or spicy cabbage.

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5th Jul, 2015
Delicious recipe, very simple to make and got rave reviews from my boyfriend. We had it with rice seasoned with a squeeze of lemon, salt and pepper - I recommend it, it goes really well with the other flavours. If you're not a fan of bacon, as I'm not, you can just stuff the chicken with pesto and not wrap it with anything - it still works and tastes great. I did it for 20 minutes at 190 in a fan oven.
21st Sep, 2012
Didn't have any pesto in so I tried filling the chicken with a hoisin marinade instead this worked amazingly and 10 mins into cooking I brushed a little on the bacon too. Created a nice glaze!!
30th Jun, 2011
I stuffed it with Philly..chives and garlic, thet was really nice!
22nd Dec, 2009
Very tasty with rice. I used rashers of bacon, as I have no idea what "rashes"are...
19th Feb, 2009
I made this last night as we had some leftover pesto and it went down a TREAT. I will definitely make this again!
4th Feb, 2009
This was a very easy to follow recipe that was delicious. I did find that my chicken breasts needed 25 minutes as opposed to the 20 stated. For an extra twist, smother with BBQ sauce when serving.
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