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Recipe: Bacon Pineapple & cheese chicken roll

Bacon Pineapple & cheese chicken roll
Bacon Pineapple & cheese chicken roll

Ingredients;

2 chicken breasts, any skin, fat, tough bits trimmed off
small tin pineapple rings
vintage cheddar, 4 slices about 1/2 cm thick
packet of pancetta strips or streaky bacon

Serves 2

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Heat the oven to 180° C. Line a small baking tin with foil.

Place 3-4 pancetta strips (or bacon slices) down in the tin. Lay your chicken breast across the middle of these. Top with 2 rings of pineapple and 2 of the cheese slices.

Wrap the pancetta ends over the pineapple and cheese, sealing in the chicken breast parcel. Repeat with the second breast.

Cook for 25-30 mins in the oven, until juices from the chicken run clear when a knife is pressed into it.

I’d suggest serving with mashed potato and a side of vegetables.

Recipe: Chicken in Creamy Pesto Sauce

Chicken in Creamy Pesto Sauce
Chicken in Creamy Pesto Sauce

Ingredients;

1 chicken breast
2 heaped teaspoons of fresh pesto
4 tablespoons of fresh cream
1 handful of freshly grated parmesan
Fresh Pasta for 2
Olive oil
Extra Virgin olive oil

Serves 2

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Take your chicken breast, remove the skin and trim off any fat. Then dice it into 1 inch cubes. Take the fresh pesto and in a small bowl mix in the cream.

Prepare your pasta and get the water in your saucepan to heat for cooking the pasta, but do not put the pasta on yet.

While waiting for your pasta pot to get up to a boil, gently fry the chicken in a little olive oil until the meat just starts to brown. Next add in the pesto and cream and stir the lot together. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting possible and get you pasta on to cook.

As soon as the pasta is ready, drain it and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil (or a truffle oil, for extra flavour) and stir the chicken and creamy pesto into the pasta.

Serve with some freshly grated Parmesan for a very quick and tasty meal.