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Bacon-wrapped pesto chicken recipe

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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!

Serves 4

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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