Mid-week dinners call for fast and flavoursome cooking, like this quick roast chicken. The added bonus? It all cooks in one pan so there’s less washing up!
Prep and cook time 35 minutes
You will need:
2 tablespoons store-bought pesto
4 thick slices ciabatta
8 thin slices streaky bacon
4 x 200g chicken breast fillets, trimmed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
500g cherry tomatoes
60g rocket leaves
balsamic vinegar, to serve
How to make the bacon-wrapped pesto chicken
1 Preheat oven to 220°C. Oil a large, shallow oven tray (approx. 28cm x 36cm).
2 Spread the pesto over each slice of ciabatta; place on the tray. Wrap two slices of bacon around each chicken breast; place on top of ciabatta.
3 Drizzle with half the oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes.
4 Add tomatoes to the tray and drizzle with remaining oil. Roast for a further 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through, bacon is crispy and tomatoes are softened.
5 Top with rocket and drizzle with balsamic vinegar to serve.
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