Bacon wrapped chicken w. honey mustard glaze on salad of nectarine & romaine lettuce (b/c good things come in small packages)

I’ve always wanted to attempt making cordon bleu. Sometimes, KFC just doesn’t cut it. Agree? Not a huge fan of bacon myself but something tells me flavour-wise, you can’t go wrong with a parcel of cheese, chicken and smokey bacon. I did my research and decided to try Gordon Ramsay’s method.

GR poaches chicken parcel in water first. Dilemma: you can’t boil cheese? My mind reeled. No wonder GR called his ‘stuffed chicken’ and not cordon bleu… So I had to omit the cheese. Probably should have oven-ed it? Wonder if the chicken will still be as tender? By all means you should try making GR’s stuffing… I was just lazy and hungry.

GR served his ‘stuffed chicken’ on a bed of risotto but I wasn’t in the mood for risotto. So, I super-healtherised the dish and improvised with the rest. You can too… anyways, here is how I cooked dinner tonight:

Chicken

  1. Season chicken thighs with pepper. Lay about 3 bacon rashers on a board, overlapping them slightly. Put chicken on top and roll up!
  2. Wrap chicken parcel in foil. Poach the chicken parcels in a large pan of boiling water for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked. Allow to cool in the foil, then refrigerate for 30 minutes (this helps the bacon to ‘set’ around the chicken).
  3. Remove the foil and pat dry to remove any excess moisture.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and carefully sauté the chicken parcels until the bacon is brown and crisp on all sides. Glaze with a bit of honey.

Salad

  1. Slice nectarine and wash romaine lettuce.
  2. Dressing: whole grain mustard + honey + dash of lemon juice + olive oil.

I didn’t end up with what I set out to cook but am pretty chuffed with my improvisation skills… Full respect to those in ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’!

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2 Comments to “Bacon wrapped chicken w. honey mustard glaze on salad of nectarine & romaine lettuce (b/c good things come in small packages)”

  1. For my next trip home, and before yours away, I request this dish. The exact one please (which I never got to taste).

  2. hahaha but this post teaches you how to make it!

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