Chicken with Bacon and Ricotta Stuffing

Crusty and delicious

Chicken with Bacon and Ricotta Stuffing myfavouritepastime.comWe had this chicken about three weeks ago. It tasted really nice. I have some left over ricotta cheese from making dessert, last night, so I  decided to make the chicken, again, for dinner tonight. It’s very easy to prepare and I love the oven part coz you know how lazy I am. I never want to expend energy if I can avoid it.

Chicken with Bacon and Ricotta Stuffing myfavouritepastime.comTonight I’ll serve it with some thyme and rosemary roasted potatoes and some roast veggies on the side. I hope you are enjoying the new week. We have a very pleasant weather up to Friday so I am in an extra happy mood. Happy cooking and have a fantastic week!

Chicken with Bacon and Ricotta Stuffing myfavouritepastime.comPlease always remember to assemble ingredients before you start. Preheat the oven to 190ºC (375ºF) 10 minutes before cooking.

Chicken with Bacon and Ricotta Stuffing myfavouritepastime.comTo make stuffing: thoroughly mix the ricotta cheese with crushed garlic, cilantro and breadcrumbs in a bowl.

Chicken with Bacon and Ricotta Stuffing myfavouritepastime.comSeason with salt and pepper to taste.

Chicken with Bacon and Ricotta Stuffing myfavouritepastime.comCarefully loosen and lift the skin on each drumstick. Spoon a little of the stuffing under the skin of each drumstick then smooth the skin back firmly in place.

Chicken with Bacon and Ricotta Stuffing myfavouritepastime.comWrap a bacon slice, tightly around the wide end of each drumstick. Mix together the mustard with the olive oil and brush the mixture over the bacon-wrapped chicken.

Chicken with Bacon and Ricotta Stuffing myfavouritepastime.comBake 30-45 minutes or until cooked, turning and basting the chicken, at least, once.

Chicken with Bacon and Ricotta Stuffing myfavouritepastime.comServe with roast potatoes, fries or steamed Basmati rice

Chicken with Bacon and Ricotta Stuffing

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Baking Time: 30-45 minutes; Serves: 4

Ingredients for stuffing

  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) fine ricotta cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped coriander of mixed herbs of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Other ingredients

  • 8 chicken drumsticks 
  • 8 slices streaky bacon
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC (375ºF) 10 minutes before cooking.
  2. To make stuffing: thoroughly mix the ricotta cheese with crushed garlic, cilantro and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Carefully loosen and lift the skin on each drumstick. Spoon a little of the stuffing under the skin of each drumstick then smooth the skin back firmly in place.
  4. Wrap a bacon slice, tightly around the wide end of each drumstick.
  5. Mix together the mustard and olive oil and brush the mixture over the bacon-wrapped chicken.
  6. Bake 30-45 minutes or until cooked, turning and basting the chicken, at least once.

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27 thoughts on “Chicken with Bacon and Ricotta Stuffing

  1. Oh Yeah – these are perfect for a Super Bowl party – or any time!! I’ll be sharing this recipe tomorrow – along with recipes from Damn Delicious, Foodie Crush & Chef Mimi. LOVE THIS RECIPE – as I do ALL your recipes my friend. About me selling my house… I haven’t done very much in the way of ‘working on getting the house ready’ since before Christmas… just don’t have any ‘voom’ lately. Winter is NOT my favorite time of year… simply because i just get so very sluggish. Hope all is well with you and yours! ; o )

  2. This looks like a wonderful dinner, Liz! So many flavors going on. Your pictures are just beautiful, too. It’s funny you say you’re lazy, but you can’t be too lazy and make dinners like this! 🙂

        1. That would be my daughter. She takes forever to eat her food. It can be so annoying when I want to do something else and I’m also trying to stick to good table manners.

        1. This week is good for us, up till Friday then things change again. Of course I prefer summer too. I wish I could go away for some three months or so. That would be really nice. Enjoy your day!
          liz

  3. Sure looks yummy Liz! I would never have thought to use that kind of stuffing, nor to wrap bacon around it! I mean,bacon just makes everything better doesn’t it? I must give this one a try, it is making my mouth water just looking at the photos! Enjoy your day!

    1. Hey Sandy,
      We have a very pleasant weather this week so I’m grinning the whole day long. Bacon is really nice. It does make a huge difference. I am working in between posting. Now am done with posting so back to work. Have a lovely day, Sandy.
      Liz

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