ingredients
  • Chicken breast Free-range 1.2 kg
  • Stale bread 100 grams
  • Milk 100 ml • 49 kcal
  • sausage 60 grams
  • Butter 50 grams • 717 kcal
  • Walnuts 50 grams
  • Bacon 4 slices
  • Parmesan cheese 4 spoons
  • Egg 1 • 130 kcal
  • White wine 1 glass
  • Salt as much as is needed • 1 kcal
  • Pepper as much as is needed
  • Thyme as much as is needed
  • Potatoes 500 grams
  • Milk 250 ml • 49 kcal
  • Salt as much as is needed • 1 kcal
Calories refers to 100 gr of product

Roast chicken is a particular recipe, an original and inviting recipe for chicken breast that everybody will like. Light and nutritious, this recipe is enriched by a delicious filling, which makes it very tasty. It is perfect as a second course, if accompanied by a side dish: in the recipe we opted for some delicious mashed potatoes, but you can also decide to serve it with vegetables cooked in a pan or in the oven. You can also prepare two roast chicken and freeze it already sliced ​​to have the ideal portion ready to take to the office or a dish to do when you have little time to cook.

How to prepare roast chicken

Start by preparing the filling: break up the bread and sprinkle it with the milk (1).

Add the chopped sausage, chopped walnuts, thyme, parmesan cheese (2), egg and a little salt and pepper. Mix everything until you have a homogeneous mixture.

Open the chicken breast like a book, removing the bone and trying to give it a rectangular shape. If you don't find such a big chicken, don't worry: use the slices and put them close to each other on a sheet of plastic wrap. Add salt and pepper (3).

Spread the filling over the chicken (4).

Roll it tight enough. Cover it with the slices of bacon and tie it with string (5).

In a pan to put in the oven, heat the butter. Brown the roast on each side (6). Pour in the white wine and let it evaporate, then put it in the oven at 180° C for about 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the mashed potatoes: boil the potatoes, mash them in a saucepan, dilute them with milk and add the butter, until you have a creamy puree (7). Season with salt.

When the roast is ready (try it with a toothpick to check its consistency), slice it, sprinkle it with the cooking juices and serve very hot accompanied with the mashed potatoes (8).

Tips

As explained, for this recipe the best thing would be to have a free-range chicken, which you can usually buy in a butcher shop: if you cannot find it, two overlapping chicken breasts will be fine. But pay attention to the origin of the meat, better if it is organic.

You can also add cubed cheese to the filling, but also the aromatic herbs you prefer: in addition to thyme, chicken goes very well with rosemary.

If you love stuffed roasts, try the recipe for stuffed beef roast and veal roast.

Preservation

You can preserve the roast chicken cut into slices for 1-2 days in the refrigerator tightly closed in an airtight container; alternatively, you can freeze it in single slices and defrost them a few hours before serving.