2876. ESCALOPE of CHICKEN with SAGE and BACON

serves four

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
12 sage leaves
24 slices cured bacon
little olive oil
little freshly squeezed lemon juice

For the dressing
4oz. black olives
handful basil leaves, coarsely torn
7oz. tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and diced
7oz. red onions, diced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
risotto or new potatoes, to serve

Cut each chicken breast into three equal pieces, cover with clingfilm and bash with a meat tenderiser or heavy-based pan. (You don’t want to beat them wafer thin, but bashing prevents the meat shrinking during cooking). Remove the clingfilm. Place a sage leaf on each piece of chicken and wrap in two slices of cured bacon (so the bacon holds the sage leaf in place). Put a little olive oil in a pan and fry the chicken for about 15 to 20 minutes, turning frequently, or until golden and cooked through. Season with a knob of butter, some freshly ground black pepper and a little freshly squeezed lemon juice. To make the dressing, mix together all the ingredients in a bowl. Place the risotto or new potatoes in the centre of each plate, spoon the black olive and red onion dressing around, arrange the chicken on top and serve at once.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Woman & Home

Originally posted 2013-03-24 01:21:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Bacon Barley Risotto

Another savory dish from our friends up north!  This would make a great side dish for, say, a 14 oz. bacon wrapped filet?!?

Man, I just made my stomach rumble…

Check it out after the jump…

Bacon Barley Risotto

Ingredients:

4 or 5 cups of chicken broth
4 slices bacon, thinly chopped
2 x onions, peeled and chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup barley, pearl or pot
Salt and pepper
1 bunch chives or parsley, chopped

 Directions:

In one pot heat the broth to a gentle simmer.
In another pot fry the bacon over medium-high heat, until crisp and golden brown.
Add the onions and garlic and sauté until soft and golden.
Add the barley and stir for a few moments until well coated with bacon fat and heated through.
Add 1 cup or so of the hot chicken broth and stir until it is fully absorbed. Continue to add broth, 1 ladle-full at a time, letting it absorb fully before adding the next ladle. Continue simmering until the barley is tender.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Stir in a handful of your favourite herbs.

Yield: 2 main courses, or 4 sides.

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Originally posted 2010-02-15 17:53:39.

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Originally posted 2013-12-10 01:23:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2911. BACON BROWN RICE RISOTTO

serves 4-6

1/2 pound bacon (about 5 slices)
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups medium grain brown rice
1/3 cup dry white wine
4 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
6 cups water
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup fresh chives, chopped

In a large kettle or covered pot, bring the stock and water to a simmer. In the meantime, cook the bacon until browned and crispy in a large stockpot over medium heat. Using tongs, remove the bacon from the pan. Add the onion and rice to the pan and stir to coat with the bacon grease. Allow to cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the rice begins to toast. Add the wine and stir until it is reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Decrease the heat to medium-low. Add the water and stock one-half cup at a time, stirring after each addition until most of the liquid is absorbed. Continue until the rice is soft and a bit creamy. This may not require all 10 cups of liquid. Chop the bacon into bite-sized pieces. Add the bacon, pepper and butter to the risotto, stirring until the butter is completely melted. Serve topped with fresh chives.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Julie, Savvy Eats, June 8, 2011