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Chicken with Smoked Bacon and Carrot Puree
Chicken with Smoked Bacon and Carrot Puree
Method

For the chicken

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Spread a sheet of plastic wrap over a cutting board. Place the 4 slices of bacon over it, leaving enough space between them.
  • Slice the chicken breasts in half, lengthwise and place each piece of chicken over a bacon slice.  Season with salt and pepper. Divide half of the butter into 4 equal pieces and place each piece in the center of each chicken breast.
  • Cut the plastic wrap in between each piece of chicken.
  • Roll each piece to create a tight roll, holding the ends of the plastic wrap like a piece of candy.
  • Fold the ends inward and wrap each roll securely in aluminum foil.
  • Place a pot full of water over low heat. When it comes to a boil, add the wrapped chicken rolls and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from pot and set them aside to cool.
  • Remove the aluminum foil and plastic wrap. Transfer on to paper towels to drain.
  • Place a nonstick pan over heat. Add some olive oil and brown the chicken rolls on all sides.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.

For the carrot puree

  • Melt half of the butter in a pot over medium heat.
  • Add the star anise and the carrots. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock. Cover pot with lid and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the carrots have softened but not turned mushy.
  • When ready, remove the star anise and use a slotted spoon to transfer carrots to a blender.
  • Beat and add as much liquid from the pot to make a smooth and creamy puree.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Add the remaining butter and beat for another 30 seconds, until the butter has melted and is completely incorporated.
  • Transfer to a bowl and set aside until needed.

For the red berry sauce

  • In a pot, add the raspberries, cranberries, star anise and bay leaf. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, while mashing them with a hand whisk.
  • Add the sweet wine and let it evaporate.
  • Add the chicken stock and simmer until 1/3 of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Remove from heat. Add the butter and stir until it is completely incorporated and the mixture is creamy and shiny.
  • Pass mixture through a thin sieve and set it aside until needed.

To serve

  • Deposit a tablespoonful of carrot sauce at the upper corner of a serving plate. Drag the tip of the spoon quickly towards the lower corner of the plate. It will leave a streak of carrot sauce behind it that will offer your plate a nice presentation.
  • Cut the chicken roll into slices. Arrange them nicely on the plate.
  • Add raspberries, cranberries or any forest fruits you like and drizzle with raspberry sauce.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

192
Calories (kcal)
10 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

15.1
Total Fat (g)
22 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

8.8
Saturated Fat (g)
44 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

4.8
Total Carbs (g)
2 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

4.5
Sugars (g)
5 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

7.6
Protein (g)
15 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.0
Fibre (g)
8 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.1
Sodium (g)
18 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.