Updated: Feb 3
If you are looking for a meal that is as delicious as it is easy to prepare, this dish is it! Prepared in one pan with the ability to make it un jour in advance, this fancy-sounding absolutely mouth-watering meal will make it seem you spent plusieurs hours laboring in the kitchen. Personne needs to know how easy this is! Whether it is for date night or to impress your in-laws, this is certain to be a hit. Plus, this recipe is more of a method than an exact formula. There's not much to measure, you can sub goat cheese for the boursin or switch up the root vegetables. The below recipe is simply a starting point for a delicious and easy one pan meal.
Note: I either buy thin cutlets of chicken or ask the butcher to pound some for me. Alternatively, you can pound them yourself at home, which is always a nice stress reliever.
French lesson du jour:
Un jour - one day
Plusieurs - many
Personne - no one
Boursin-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Chicken
2 thin chicken cutlets (or chicken breast pounded thinly)
Kosher salt and pepper
Handful of spinach leaves
~ 2/3 of Boursin cheese package
6 pieces of bacon
3-4 carrots, cut on the bias
Several small potatoes, left whole (or cut in half if on the larger side)
Season both sides of the chicken cutlets with salt and pepper. Top each cutlet with several spinach leaves. Top the leaves with Boursin cheese. Tightly and carefully roll the chicken and then wrap with 3 pieces of bacon each. Place into a lightly greased casserole dish.
In a large bowl place your vegetables, then coat them well with oil and season liberally with salt and pepper. Toss to make sure the oil and seasonings are well distributed. Pour into the dish and arrange around the chicken cutlets.
At this point you may cover the dish and place it into the fridge for up to 24 hours. If you plan to cook immediately, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake until the bacon is cooked and veggies are tender, about 45 minutes. If you would like the bacon to be crispier, you can turn the broiler on for 1-2 minutes, but watch carefully so that it does not burn.
Voila! That is it. This simple yet delicious dish will have guests thinking you spent hours in the kitchen.