Crispy, tender, healthy and easy to prepare
A friend recently drew my attention to the fact that there are not a lot of meat dishes on the blog so far (the specific wording was “Where is the meat?”), so I figured it was time to change that. And voilà, there you have a beautiful tender chicken breast, filled with mediteranean flavors and crispy bacon. Add soft on the inside and crispy on the outside oven-roasted thyme potatoes and buttered spinach and you have a balanced and delicious meal. Also, it’s a really simple recipe, so I don’t think it’s possible to mess it up. Having said that, the afore statement is NOT intended as a challenge to prove me wrong 😛
Typically, I would make this dish for lunch on a Saturday for my sister or a friend or for the whole family (just double the amounts).
I think general wisdom is that anything wrapped in bacon is awesome and I have to agree, bacon is petty rad. However, in this case the bacon has a practical function as well: keep the filling where it belongs, which is in the chicken breast. I really love filled chicken breast and I’ve tried a lot of different variations, but keeping the filling from falling out when turning to the other side while frying was always a challenge. But fear no more, bacon is the solution! 🙂 Continue reading