This is a lazy meal.
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Buy four large chicken fillets (breast, thigh or mystery part);
four slices of cheese which will melt beautifully;
four slices of middle bacon;
wooden skewers or satay sticks;
and a small packet/jar of sundried tomatoes.
Oh, and butter, if you don’t have any in the fridge.
But you should.
Because butter is… well, butter.
And that’s it.
Everything you need for four awesome chicken parcels.
Make some mash,
steam some greens (technically, corn on a cob is yellow but I always make an exception for corn – however that works),
and that’s dinner.
Oh, for the love of laziness!
Chicken, Bacon & Sundried Tomato ‘Parcels’
- 4 chicken fillets
- 4 slices of cheese
- 4 slices of middle bacon
- 8 pieces of sundried tomatoes
- 2 tsp butter
- 4 wooden skewers/satay sticks
- salt and pepper
- Season the chicken fillets with salt and pepper.
- Heat the butter in a pan and fry the chicken fillets for about 3 minutes per side. Don’t worry if it’s not fully cooked as it will go into the oven. Remove to plate to cool slightly.
- Optional: Fry the bacon in a hot pan for about a minute per side and remove.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with foil.
- On the uneven side of one fillet where it’s been deboned, place 2 pieces of sundried tomato and a slice of cheese (which you can tear to fit).
- Roll this up and wrap it with a slice of bacon. Hold this together by piercing it with a wooden skewer.
- Repeat with the rest of the chicken fillets.
- Roast in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, turning the tray halfway through roasting time.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.