Banting Baked Chicken with Goats Cheese and Bacon recipe

Up the protein and lower the carbs with this delicious banting friendly recipe for Chicken baked with goats cheese and bacon

75g cubed bacon
2 chicken breasts (with or without skin is up to you)
75g goats cheese, at room temperature
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
100g green beans, trimmed on both ends
Zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon
Small handful almonds (raw or roasted), roughly chopped

How to
1. Fry the bacon until lightly golden, remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside to drain on some kitchen paper.

2. Season the chicken breasts with a little salt and black pepper on both sides and then slice them open down the middle of one side, leaving the other side still attached, and flip open like a book.

3. Mix together the bacon and goats cheese with a fork, adding in a little extra black pepper but no salt, the goats cheese is salty enough.

4. Fill each breast with the filling, then close gently. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat and fry the chicken breasts for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until a golden crust has formed and the meat has cooked through. Remove from the heat and set aside to rest.

5. Meanwhile, cook the green beans in boiling water for 1-2 minutes, remove and refresh under cool water so that they keep their bright green colour. Drizzle with a little lemon juice, add the lemon zest and almonds and serve immediately with the chicken.

Recipe provided by Sarah Graham, author of Bitten, Smitten and A Foodie Lives Here food blog.

Recipe ID 27141

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  • Tuschka

    Where can I find the nutritional information of this recipe please?

    • Caitlin

      Hi Tuschka

      Unfortunately the recipes creator did not provide us with the nutritional information. You are welcome to contact her directly via the link at the bottom of the recipe.

      Recipes editor

  • Helmine Botha

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  • Rose Retief

    The heading at the top of the recipe says “chicken BAKED with goat’s cheese and bacon”, but in the recipe the chicken is fried NOT baked!

    • Caitlin

      Hi Rose

      Thanks for picking that up – our mistake. We will amend accordingly.

      – Recipes ed