Bacon Chicken
with Chives


1/2 cup pre-grated parmesan

4 single chicken breast fillets

4 middle bacon rashers

1 garlic clove, thinly sliced

2 desiree potatoes, peeled, chopped

25g butter

1/4 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

1 bunch broccolini, ends trimmed


Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a casserole or baking dish with non-stick baking paper. Place the grated parmesan on a plate. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Place 2 slices of garlic on top of each chicken breast. Wrap bacon around each chicken breast. Secure with toothpicks. Place in the casserole dish and sprinkle with any parmesan remaining on the plate. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes until cooked and golden on top.

Meanwhile, cook potatoes in a  saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and return to pan with butter, milk, salt and chives. Roughly mash and cover with lid to keep warm. Steam broccolini over a saucepan of simmering water for 3-4 minutes or until tender.

Remove the toothpicks from the chicken, slice and serve with the chive mash and broccolini.