Saturday, February 15, 2014

Love on a plate - Bacon Wrapped Feta Stuffed Chicken

Since they say "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach" I decided to play it up totally this Valentine's Day. While we are not the really the mushy type of couple , we do bond big time over good food. KFB gave an impetus when they announced their latest online event Love on a Plate - Dinner for Two and I started planning something nice for V day dinner. But it had to be something easy and something that the husband enjoyed eating. I struck upon a brilliant idea! Why not make Bacon Wrapped Feta Stuffed Chicken and serve it up with roasted veggies and his most favourite mashed potatoes. Thus I got to work!

Talking about 'Not' being the mushy type of couple I was totally stumped when the man got back from work with a bunch of 11 roses (since it's our 11th year together..sigh...) and a slice of Mango Mousse from my favourite patisserie. This was unexpected and surprising and shocking and too cute and  heart touching - all at the same time.
I too decided to go that extra mile and set up a pretty table for dinner with roses and wine and candles.

Now coming back to the recipe. My effort has always been to share with you recipes that are easy to make and scores full on to the taste. And this one had bacon too...enough to make any dish taste good.


Boneless Chicken Breast - 2 pieces

Streaky Bacon - 6 strips

Feta cheese - a handful crumbled

Olive oil - 1 tbsp.

Salt - to taste

Pepper - to taste

For the roasted veggies:

Mixed vegetables - 1 cup - I used mushrooms ,carrots and cherry tomatoes.

Balsamic vinegar - 1 tsp

Chili flakes - 1 tsp

Oregano - 1 tsp - or any other herb of your choice.

Salt & Pepper - to taste

For the mash:

Potatoes - 2 large - boiled and mashed well

Milk - half cup

Butter - 1 tsp

Garlic - 2 pods - crushed.

Salt - to taste

Pepper - to taste


Take the chicken breast pieces and make a pocket by cutting through the centre of the fillet. Fill it up with crumbled feta cheese and season with olive oil , salt and pepper and keep aside for an hour.

In a baking tin , take the mixed vegetables ( whatever you are using) and marinate with balsamic vinegar , oregano,chili flakes and salt and pepper. Keep a check on the quantity of salt used.

Take out the marinated chicken breast fillets and roll it up with bacon strips.

Place the fillets on top of the vegetable bed and  cover the tin with aluminium foil.Bake in a pre heated oven at 200 deg C for 20 mins.

In the meantime , heat butter in a non stick pan. Tip in the crushed garlic and the mashed potatoes. Saute for 5 secs and add the milk, whisking it well so that there are no lumps. Season with salt and pepper and keep side.

Serve the bacon wrapped chicken with the roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes on the side.

I am sending this post to the ongoing Kolkata Food Bloggers event - Love on Plate - Dinner for Two



  1. Have to make this...BTW Feta cheese that you have used and the bacon those are of which company??

    1. Thank u K , bacon used is from Keya and the cheese i picked up from Spencers.

  2. This is so tempting. I shall definitely give it a go. Its in my to do list. Great stuff..:)

    1. Thank u so much Vishal. It was so easy to make too.