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Roast Chicken with Pumpkin Mash

by Lisa K. on Tue, January 31, 2017

Chicken and beef bacon are old best friends. In this recipe, the bacon is wrapped around the chicken breast to keep it moist and juicy. It is simple to prepare and together with the lush pumpkin mash, it is ultimate comfort food for a busy weekday, or a lazy weekend.

Some comfort food after a long day...

Serves 2 people

You can sprinkle on some freshly chopped woody herbs or Cajun spice on the chicken breast to give it an extra lift.

Foodster's Verdict

Roast Chicken with Pumpkin Mash

Difficulty

  • Preparation
    15minutes
  • Total
    35minutes
INGREDIENTS
    Chicken:
    2 Chicken breasts, skinless & boneless
    6 strips beef bacon
    Salt & Pepper

    Mash:
    200g potatoes
    200g pumpkin
    2 tbsp butter
    ¼ cup milk
    Salt & pepper to taste
METHOD

1. Put a medium sized pot of water on the stove with the lid on, turn on high heat. Switch on the oven and set the temperature to 190 degrees Celsius.

2. Clean your chicken breasts and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper. Lay each breast on 3 strips of beef bacon. Wrap bacon strips snug around the breast.


3. Transfer chicken on a roasting tray. Roast it in the oven for 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked.


4. Peel and cut the pumpkin and potatoes into large cubes. Boil potatoes first until it is half way cooked, then only add in the pumpkin.


5. When both the potato and pumpkin is fork tender, strain out all the water and add in butter. Mash it up and gradually add in the milk. Adjust the amount of milk if necessary. Season to taste.


6. Serve with a side of salad or with some veggies of your choice.



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