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Bacon wrapped stuffed chicken

  • Gluten Free Diet

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  • Egg Free Diet

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Bacon wrapped stuffed chicken

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 170οC (338ο F) set to fan.

For the filling

  • Cut the bacon piece into small 0.5 cm cubes, sauté it in a frying pan with no oil at medium heat, for 2-3 minutes, until slightly golden and then add it into a bowl.
  • Cut the plums, chestnuts, and apple into small pieces, then add them into the bowl with the bacon.
  • Place the filling into the chicken.

For the aromatic butter

  • Finely chop the bacon, sauté it in the frying pan for 2-3 minutes, and let it cool.
  • In a bowl, add the ingredients for the aromatic butter along with the cold bacon, and mix well with a spoon.
  • Wear gloves and spread the aromatic butter over the whole chicken, under its skin.

For the chicken

  • Tie the chicken legs with kitchen twine and place it onto a rack that is on a baking pan.
  • Marinade the chicken with the salt, pepper, olive oil, and thyme.
  • Roast in the oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Take it out of the oven and raise the temperature to 180οC (356ο F).
  • One way to keep the chicken breast juicy is to wrap it with a layer of bacon strips, that will look like a chessboard.
  • Spread parchment paper onto your working surface, and place 5 out of 8 bacon strips onto the parchment paper. Place the strips one next to the other.
  • Take one bacon strip of the remaining 3 that you’ve set aside, and place it vertically onto the 5 strips. Start weaving it in a crisscross manner, over and under the 5 strips that you have as a base.
  • Continue with the next strip and make sure to start weaving firstly under and then over the strips.
  • The third and last strip, weave it like the first one, that is firstly over and then under the other strips.
  • When it is ready, flip it over with the parchment paper and cover the whole surface of the chicken.
  • Remove the parchment paper and roast for 15 minutes so that the bacon turns golden.
  • Serve on a platter with rocket, the cherry tomatoes cut in half, seeds from a pomegranate, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

517
Calories (kcal)
26 %

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.

19.0
Total Fat (g)
27 %

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.

5.5
Saturated Fat (g)
28 %

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.

13.0
Total Carbs (g)
5 %

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.

6.3
Sugars (g)
7 %

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.

74.0
Protein (g)
148 %

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.

0.8
Fibre (g)
3 %

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.

3.8
Sodium (g)
63 %

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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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