Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

It was one of those week-ends that seem to zip past in a flash. I always wonder what happened to my Saturday and Sundays when Monday comes. Moan, groan .. is it Monday already! I'll usually complain about my "flash past weekends" to my other half and he'll say that I tend do too much over the two days. Basically not taking enough rest like what other normal people would do. I guess it's somewhat true. Week-ends is also when I try to cramp in some cooking and baking.

We weren't terribly fussed about what to have for dinner on Sunday. So I decided we'll have chicken instead, something easily put together and without much bother at all. Guess what, I didn't even look up any recipe book! And before I forget .. it was really delicious.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken
(Serves 2)


2 pieces skinless, deboned whole chicken leg (you can substitute with boneless skinless chicken breast)
1/4 cup mozarella cheese, grated
2 Tbsp thinly sliced brown mushroom
1/4 cup carmelized onions (which I had left over)
6 streaky bacon strips
3 medium sized potatoes, cubed to about 1" square
1 large onion, cut into 8 pieces
1 Tbsp butter
Salt and black pepper to taste
Oil for browning the chicken


1) Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness.

2) Spread the mozarella, mushroom and carmelized onions over each chicken. Dot the filing with some butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3) Wrap each piece of chicken with 3 strips of bacon. Then roll up the chicken like a sausage and use toothpicks to secure the roll.

4) Preheat the oven to 200C.

5) Heat some oil in a frying pan. On medium heat, brown the chickn rolls for about a minute. Remove from pan and set aside.

6) In a baking tray, place the potatos and onion on the bottom of the tray. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Drizzle the potatoes and onion with a bit of olive oil and add about 1 Tbsp of butter.

7) Place the bacon wrapped chicken rolls on top of the potatoes.

8) Bake in oven for about 40 minutes or longer until cooked.

9) Serve with broiled vegetable and your favourite gravy. (I made a honey mustard dressing to go with the chicken)


Palidor said...

It's a Catch-22, isn't it? You wanna jam pack as much fun into the weekends as you can, but then you're exhausted when Monday rolls around.

I love your bacon wrapped chicken. Bacon makes everything better, and so does stuffing.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Well done, Jo! Looks restaurant standard, ya know ;) Yeah ... I know what you mean about weekends whizzing by. Soon the new year will come and we'll all be wondering where 2009 went!


Pei-Lin said...

I know life can be very busy ... which actually can be a good thing, too, oftentimes!

These looks good! Will try it out sometime! Thanks for sharing buddy!


NKP said...

We are huge fans of bacon-wrapped chicken - I love how you have stuffed the chicken - genius!

pigpigscorner said...

I feel the same way every Sunday. I wish the time would just stop on Sundays...This looks and sounds great for a simple meal!

petite nyonya said...

This looks REALLY good! With grated mozarella and bacon, how can it ever go wrong. Lovely recipe and idea!

Anonymous said...

Are you sure this is cooked at 200F? That's pretty low.

Jo said...

Hi guys, thanks for dropping by. And yes I'm still trying to figure out what happened to the rest of the year.

Hi Anonymous, thanks for spotting the typo - it should be 200C.

Unknown said...

when i am cooking i usually add bacon because the taste is really delicious. Actually the bacon for the breakfast is really good i enjoyed a lot. Although the ingredients of the meals be simply if you chose the right ones,the taste will be wonderful.

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Anonymous said...

The recipe said 200C. That's a bit on the hot side to say the least. Sounds yummy but need to clarify the temperature.

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