Mozzarella & Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Its a Thursday, we’ve had a busy week and needed a quick, healthy(ish) dinner. Que this months copy of BBC Good Food Magazine for inspiration!

This months issue has a great ‘5 ways to jazz up chicken’ feature and its from there that I found this quick and easy recipe. I served it with steamed broccoli and carrot and oven baked potato & sweet potato wedges for a filling but not overly fattening meal.

Mozzarella, Pancetta & Thyme Chicken, serves 4

  • Heat oven to 200c/180c fan/ gas 6.
  • Slice a 125g ball of mozzarella and use to top 4 chicken breasts.
  • Add a sprig of thyme to each and then wrap each chicken breast with 2 slices of pancetta or bacon.
  • Put the chicken on a baking tray, drizzle over 1 tbsp olive oil and season.
  • Bake or 15-20 mins, then grill for a few mins to crisp the pancetta, if needed.

Chicken with mozzarella and bacon ready to cook in the oven
Homemade sweet potato wedges with chicken wrapped in bacon and mozzarella
Mozzarella and Bacon wrapped chicken breast

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  1. 21st February 2013 / 9:40 pm

    That looks great Alex, a dish right up my street ;0)

  2. 21st February 2013 / 10:06 pm

    Thanks carol, yes it was v tasty. The chicken was moist too which is good as I did worry it might be dry! Try it and let me know how you get on.

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