Place three sprigs of lavender on top of each chicken breast fillet. Wrap two rashers of bacon around each piece of chicken, keeping the lavender inside. Place chicken into a shallow baking dish. Season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes.
Position the baking dish on the top shelf in the preheated oven. Bake chicken for 20 minutes, turning once. Turn again so the lavender is on top. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Continue baking until cheese has melted and chicken is no longer pink in the centre, about 10 minutes.
English Lavender is used for cooking. The flowers have a sweet-mild perfume/savoury flavour.Other Lavender's are high in camphor. Fine to keep the mozzies away not good for eating.
If you want to make this recipe and don't have any English Lavender why not try it with Rosemary sprigs. - 25 Nov 2011