Picture Credit: BBC Good Food
As it is Saturday and in the current situation you may have more time than normal I thought you would like a new recipe to try. This is a huge favourite in my home.
I forgot to take a picture of it when I cooked it the last time, so the above picture is from BBC Good Food which is similar but slightly different to mine!!!!
Cheese stuffed Chicken wrapped in Bacon & White Sauce.
Four chicken breasts, eight slices of back bacon, four portions of cheese to fit the chicken, one onion diced, 1 tbsp of Olive Oil, 1 chicken stock cube, 1 tbsp plain flour, 1/2 pint of milk.
1. Dice the onion and put into a pan with the olive oil and fry until soft. Then put the chicken stock cube into the pan and let it disolve with the heat of the oil and onions over a low heat.
2. Next put the flour into the pan to soak up the juices and cook slowly for a couple of minutes. Then pour in the milk and stir until thickened, if it is too thick add a little more milk. Simmer the sauce for five minutes and add some salt and pepper to taste.
3. Prepare the chicken and then cut the cheese. Now DH likes Blue cheese like Stilton but the Boys prefer Red Leicester cheese or you can use any hard cheese you like. Slice a wedge off and put it on the underside of the breast. Then wrap a piece of bacon around the breast at the front lengthways and wrap another piece of bacon across the breast whilst holding the cheese in. Place the chicken in an oven proof dish next to each other.
4. Taste the sauce to see if you need to add any more seasoning and then pour it over the chicken. Cover the dish with some foil and place in a hot oven (200°C) for an hour. Take out of the oven and remove the foil and then put back in the oven for another 30 minutes (obviously you know your ovens and can adjust the timing). Ensure that the chicken is cooked through (depends upon the size of the chicken breasts). You will find that the cheese has melted into the sauce which can be spooned over the chicken when you serve.
My lot like mashed potatoes, peas and leeks with this dinner!
If you like you could add mushrooms to the sauce (DH and I like mushrooms the Boys don’t!) and you could change the bacon for Prosciutto if you wish. This is also a good recipe for dinner parties.
Have a lovely weekend, happy eating and stay safe.
Hugs, Susie xx