Cheesy Bacon Chicken

This is yet another recipe that uses chicken breasts. I tend to keep this one for holidays or special occasions as its quite high in calories!

Ingredients (serves 2):

2 chicken breasts
6 strips of smoked streaky bacon
2 long rectangles of cheese, about half the length of a chicken breast, and about 1 cm width by ½ cm height
2 springs of rosemary
black pepper


Preheat the oven to 200 C.

Get a sharp knife and make a slit from the end of the breast all the way inside the breast, but do not let the knife come out the other end. Wiggle the knife slightly to widen the slit.

Take the cheese, and ease it inside the slit. It should just fit inside the breast.  It doesn’t matter if it breaks, just push it in.

Place the rosemary over the top of the chicken, and then wrap the chicken in the strips of bacon. Ensure that one strip of bacon covers the slit where the cheese has been inserted. This will help keep the cheese inside the chicken during cooking.  Grind some black pepper over the top.

Put the chicken in a dish and cook in the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes.

Serve with mashed potato and steamed vegetables.


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