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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts Herb Lime Filling

by Adina 07/10/2015 8 comments

Chicken With Bacon and Herbs

Chicken breasts filled with herbs and garlic and wrapped in bacon, baked over a potato bed. An easy to make yet impressive looking dish fit for a casual family meal or a fancier evening with guests.

chicken breast rolls herbs Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts Herb Lime Filling

My family loves chicken in all variations actually, but every time I wrap chicken breasts in bacon I actually think I should do this more often. The bacon really makes the sensitive breast pieces which, if not treated carefully, do tend to become a bit dry, juicier and heartier in taste. I love the saltiness of the bacon and the combination with the aromatic herbs and the tangy lime make this dish really something special. And don’t forget the garlic (I know I never do). You will love every bite of this.

Cooking the potatoes on the same baking tray makes things even easier. A one-pot meal in the oven, one could say. Just make one nice green salad to serve alongside and your done.

chicken rolls herbs Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts Herb Lime Filling

Chicken With Bacon and Herbs


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Serves: 4

chicken breast rolls herbs Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts Herb Lime Filling
  • 1 kg/ 2.2 pounds potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 sprigs of thyme or ½ teaspoon dry
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary or ½ teaspoon dry
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 organic lime
  • 4 chicken breasts without skin and bones
  • 4 to 8 thin bacon slices, depending on their size (I used 8)
  • salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/ 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into bite sized cubes. Place on the baking tray, add the chopped thyme and rosemary (or the dried herbs), paprika, salt, pepper and olive oil. Mix very well to coat the potatoes with oil and spices. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, pick the parsley and basil leaves and chop them finely. Grate the garlic cloves and mix them with the herbs. Carefully grate the peel of the lime and add it to the herb mixture.
  4. Wash and dry the chicken breasts and cut a pocket into each piece taking care not to cut the whole way through. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.
  5. Fill the pockets with the herb mixture and wrap each breast portion in 1 or 2 slices bacon, depending on how wide the bacon slices are. Tuck the end of the bacon slice under the breast.
  6. Cut the lime into slices.
  7. Take the potatoes out of the oven, they should be half cooked at this point. Push the potatoes around to make some space for the chicken. Place the chicken breasts on the tray and arrange the lime slices in between. Continue baking for further 20-25 minutes. Pierce the chicken breast with a skewer to see if it's cooked through, the juices should run clear. Do not overcook the chicken, you do not want it to get dry.

chicken rolls potatoes Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts Herb Lime Filling

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Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 08/10/2015 - 10:20

Indeed this dish is impressive enough to please your guests. Love all the amazing flavors here, Adina.

Adina 08/10/2015 - 20:35

Thank you, Anu. It was really full of flavor, I love cooking with lots of herbs.

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 08/10/2015 - 17:31

It can’t really get any better than a one pot meal, except when you add bacon and potatoes! LOVE this chicken dish girl! Easy-peasy and super delish! #Winning! P.s. I never forget the garlic either!! Cheers, my dear!

Adina 08/10/2015 - 20:36

Garlic rules!!!!

grace 08/10/2015 - 20:14

i’ve actually never made stuffed chicken–it really intimidates me for some reason! this looks DELICIOUS though, from the first ingredient to the last!

Adina 08/10/2015 - 20:39

This was so easy to make. Just a cut in the middle where you stuff the herbs with your fingers. Give it a try, you will be surprised how well it goes.

Rosa | For the Love of Italian Cooking 01/08/2017 - 06:57

This sounds like a delightful dish! I love pairing chicken and potatoes with cooked beans (since my boys are not a big fan of salads). 😉


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