Chicken wrapped with bacon
Chicken breasts take on a whole new dimension of taste when they are wrapped in bacon and roasted in the oven.
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|100 g||Tasty cheese|
|2 tsp||Fresh thyme|
|1 to taste||Salt & freshly ground pepper|
|½ cup||White wine|
|½ cup||Chicken stock|
|1 cup||Basmati rice|
|200 g||Green beans|
- Heat the oven to 200 degC. Mix the roughly chopped tasty cheese and thyme, then season. Slice a pocket into each skinless and boneless chicken breast and stuff with cheese mixture. Secure with a toothpick and wrap each breast in two rashers of bacon.
- Bake the chicken in a roasting dish with the wine and stock for 25 to 30 minutes, basting until cooked through.
- Meanwhile, cook the rice according to packet instructions and cook beans in boiling salted water for 4 minutes.
- Heat butter in a large pan, add spinach and cover for 1 minute until wilted. Season with salt and pepper, then add drained rice, beans, lemon rind and stir through. Serve rice and vegetables with a chicken breast.