SW recipe: Bacon-wrapped chicken Kiev

EVERYDAY EASY
Serves 4
Syns per serving 1½
Ready in 40 minutes

Ingredients

4 reduced-fat cheese triangles

2 garlic cloves, crushed

Zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon

25g fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves finely chopped

4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts

4 back bacon rashers, visible fat removed

Low-calorie cooking spray

400g dried tagliatelle

250g tomatoes, sliced, to serve

100g salad leaves, to serve

Method

1 Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. In a small bowl, mix together the cheese, garlic, lemon zest and 10g parsley, and season. Using a sharp knife, slice a pocket lengthways into the thickest part of each chicken breast, being careful not to slice all the way through.

2 Spoon a quarter of the cheese mixture into each pocket and press the chicken together to seal. Lay a slice of bacon widthways over each chicken breast (covering the pocket) and tuck the ends underneath.

3 Put the chicken on a non-stick baking tray and spray with lowcalorie cooking spray. Bake for 25 minutes, or until cooked through. Meanwhile, cook the tagliatelle according to the pack instructions, then drain and toss with the lemon juice and remaining parsley.

4 Divide the chicken Kievs and tagliatelle between 4 plates and add a twist of black pepper. Toss together the tomatoes and salad leaves, and add to the plates to serve.

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