Pancetta-wrapped chicken

Serves: 2
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Picture 038Ingredients:

For the cannellini bean salad and lemon oil dressing

250g (9oz) tin of cannellini beans, washed and drained
½ red onion, finely diced
50g (2oz) carrot, finely diced
50g (2oz) celery, finely diced
½ red chilli, finely chopped
2 rashers of pancetta, finely sliced
100ml extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp parsley, roughly chopped
1 tsp mint, roughly chopped
Salt and pepper

For the pancetta-wrapped chicken

2 chicken breasts, skin on ideally
6 sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 tbsp chopped basil
6 rashers of pancetta
2 rosemary sprigs


For the chicken

1 Pre heat the oven to 190°C/R5. Make a cut in the side of the chicken breast but don’t cut all the way through. Divide the sun-dried tomatoes and basil between the 2 chicken breasts and fold back together.

2 Wrap each chicken breast with three rashers of pancetta. Add a rosemary sprig, and a milling of pepper. Cover loosely in foil, then pop into the oven for 15 minutes.

For the bean salad dressing

1 While the chicken is cooking, place the cannellini beans into a bowl. Add the red onion, carrot, celery and pancetta.

2 In a separate dish, mix the chilli, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. Pour over the cannellini bean mix and give all the ingredients a really good stir so that all the flavours coat the beans.

3 Mix in the mint, parsley, salt and pepper, give one last stir and serve.

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