Thursday, 29 July 2010

Crispy Bacon and Cheese Chicken

Sorry for the long period of silence; we've been roof building and painting and graduating etc. Back now though!

I made this for M last night and he loved it! Considering I'm not a big meat eater, and I liked it too, it can't have been half bad. Was quite enjoyable in fact. Have been instructed to make again for Ms poarents next week so hopefully they will like it to. I can take a picture next time I make it and add it then. It's slightly higher calorie, but worth it for me!

Crispy Bacon and Cheese Chicken
Serves: 2

235 g chicken breast (1 large breast or 2 small)
3 tbsp graham flour, whole grain
1 tsp garlic powder
pinch paprika
pinch salt
pinch pepper
2 rashers bacon
50 g cheese
1 tsp olive oil

If you are using a large breast, butterfly it. The two fillets need to be flattened out, lay them between cling film and use a rolling pin to flatten them out.
Trim the fat off 2 small slices of bacon and lie them on top of the flattened chicken breast, fold it over double so it is not too close to any of the edges. Then add a small amount of cheese to each one, you may not need all 50g, I used 30g when I did it. I used thin strips rather than grating it.
Roll the chicken breasts up and fix them with cocktail sticks or butchers string so that they are small packages and the cheese cannot leak out if possible.
Mix the flour with the garlic powder, salt, pepper and paprika. Then put the chicken parcels in the flour and try to coat them all over with it.
Heat the olive oil in a good quality pan. When it is hot (high heat) brown the chicken parcels until golden all over, but not cooked through (5-7 mins).
Transfer them to an ovenproof dish and put them in at 180 for 15 minutes, then turn on the grill for the last 5 minutes and turn up to 200.

423 calories per serving, 19.9 F, 6.8g SF, 9.6g C, 0.5g S, 1.3g Fb, 49.1g P
Note: High levels of fat and saturated fat are because of the cheese, use a low fat cheese if available and it will be much healthier and lower in calories.

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