Chicken breasts stuffed with ricotta and sweet pepper

Say goodbye to boring chicken breasts with this easy-to-make recipe .
 
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Recipe from: 12 February 2016
Preparation time: 1h
Cooking time: 25 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • olive oil
  • 2
    yellow peppers, washed, seeded and diced
  • 10
    chicken breast fillets
  • handful
    of fresh sage leaves
  • 200
    ml
    ricotta cheese
  • 3
    ml
    grated lemon zest
  • 1
    large egg
  • 250
    g
    rindless streaky bacon
  • roasted baby potatoes and vegetables, to serve
  • SAUCE:
  • 60
    ml
    butter
  • 1
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1
    clove garlic, crushed
  • 10
    ml
    flour
  • 250
    ml
    chicken stock
  • 5
    ml
    Dijon mustard
  • 125
    ml
    white wine
  • squeeze of lemon juice
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 

Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and sauté the peppers until tender. Set aside to cool.

Cut the chicken breasts open lengthways to butterfly. Place between two sheets of plastic wrap. Use a rolling pin to tap each one gently to flatten them out as much as possible.

Chop eight sage leaves. Stir into the ricotta along with the lemon zest, egg and the cooked peppers. Season to taste.

Spoon a little filling on to a chicken breast. Roll up carefully and roll one or two pieces of bacon around the chicken breast. Secure with toothpicks. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts, filling and bacon.

Place the chicken pieces onto a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

For the sauce
:
Heat half the butter and sauté the onion and garlic until soft. Add the flour and stir in. Add the stock gradually, stirring continuously. Add the mustard and wine and simmer gently until thickened, stirring occasionally. Add a little lemon juice and season to taste.

Heat the remaining butter and fry the remaining sage leaves until they are crisp.

Slice the chicken and serve drizzled with the sage butter and scattered with a few sage leaves. Serve the sauce on the side together with roasted baby potatoes and vegetables.

Text and image: Ideas magazine

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