Chicken Wrapped in Bacon with Watermelon Salad

Chicken wrapped in bacon with watermelon salad

So, yes… I guess the fact that there is bacon wrapped around the chicken and more bacon in the salad make it seem a bit Epic Meal Time… but it works, it tastes wonderful and looks amazing.

Ingredients for the Chicken

4 chicken breasts
16 strips of streaky bacon
1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
1/2 big red chili, finely chopped

Method

Heat some oil in a cast iron pan and seal the chicken on both sides. Put some oil in a oven tray and lay 4 pieces of bacon per chicken breast. Make sure that the bacon strips overlay each other a little bit to ensure that there are no holes as the bacon juices will help to keep the chicken moist. Sprinkle the chopped chili and feta on the bacon and add the chicken breast. Roll the chicken in the bacon and rub some olive oil over the out side. Bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until the chicken and bacon is cooked.

Salad Ingredients

2 cups of diced fresh watermelon, pips removed
1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup fresh dow mei
4 strips of bacon
2 tbsp honey

Cover the bacon with the honey and bake in the oven until crispy. About 10 minutes. Combine the rest of the ingredients and add the crispy honey bacon on top.

Serve together with a simple balsamic vinegar sauce. The sauce is very easy to make. Add 1 tbsp of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of balsamic to a pot. Bring to boil and then reduce the heat. Let is cook for about 5 – 7 minutes. After cooking, leave it to stand for a few minutes before serving as it will thicken up a bit. The sauce can be quite rich, so do serve it on the side allowing your guests to eat as per their preference.

Serve when the chicken is ready and enjoy.

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