Food Monday ~ Pancetta Wrapped Chicken Breasts

Steph asked a question at Lily’s blog the other day and it gave me an idea for my recipe today.Thanks missus! 😀

Pancetta Wrapped Chicken Breasts
Preheat the oven to 180°C

Using one chicken breast per person..

Make a slit in each chicken breast to form a pocket.  Stuff with chopped apricots and a few flaked almonds, and then wrap in Pancetta.  Place the wrapped chicken breasts on a greased baking tray and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

Roast some sweet red peppers, small red onions and quartered & peeled sweet potatoes in olive oil and ground black pepper.  I put the oil in a bowl with black pepper and what ever chopped herbs I fancy on the day, give it a stir and toss the prepared vegetables in it before placing them on a baking tray to cook alongside the chicken.

10 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Pancetta Wrapped Chicken Breasts

  1. steph

    At your service, Grannymar

    This recipe sounds scrumptious!

    In fact so scrumptious, it looks like poor Nancy’s gonna have to go hungry again :mrgreen:

  2. Nancy


    I like it, I like it, so make it up (Skip the almonds,I don’t like almonds) and put it in that little brown plastic thing they gave you and leave it on your step for collection.

    You’re the second bungalow on the left, right? I wouldn’t want to go to the wrong house and maybe get something I wouldn’t enjoy…..

    Steph, your toilet water will be on its way to your house as soon as I can find my ladle.

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Steph – It is a very tasty meal.

    Ramana – I hope Ranjan enjoys it. I think at this stage I am beginning to understand Maynard. Growing up with four brothers prepared me for all eventualities! 😀

    Nancy – It is lunchtime here go quietly with that toilet water! 😉

  4. Darlene

    It sounds delicious. I used to do something similar with Kilbasa instead of the chicken and I sauteed the veggies. I placed them on the cooked Kilbasa inside a long bun of French bread.

  5. Baino

    Yep definitely trying this one although I don’t know what they’re feeding the chooks down here but the chicken fillets seem to be getting bigger and bigger!

  6. Maria

    I promise to try this recipe. It sounds so delicious. Bob hates to try new things, but I think I will surprise hime with this one. Tomorrow is his birthday and also our 8th anniversary.

  7. Grannymar Post author

    Judy – I have at times been tempted by the “just for one fast food options’, but always end up thinking that there might be more taste in the packaging! In the above recipe the fruit can be changed to suit the mood of the day.

    Darlene – Apricots would indeed suit the Kilbasa.

    Baino – If the Chicken breasts are very large, then use two in sandwich form with the apricot & almonds as a filler before wrapping. When cooked slice before serving.

    Lily – It is very simple. What salad would you put with it? 😉

    Maria – Enjoy the double celebration!


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