Chicken, Bacon and Cheese Hugs

    Chicken, Bacon and Cheese Hugs

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    45min


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    This recipe is simply luscious! Chicken, bacon, herbs, seasoning and mozzarella cheese all rolled into one, creating a wonderfully simply treat. Try it and experience for yourself.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 4 large chicken thigh fillets
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon pepper
    • 80g mozzarella, cut into sticks
    • 2 teaspoons smoked barbecue seasoning powder
    • 4 rashers bacon

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Lay out the chicken thighs inside up on a baking dish greased with half the olive oil.
    3. Spread the remaining olive oil on top of the thighs then evenly sprinkle the fresh oregano, salt, pepper and smoked barbecue seasoning on the chicken.
    4. Lay out one bacon rasher for each thigh fillet parallel to the length of the fillet.
    5. Place the mozzarella stick in the middle of the bacon rasher.
    6. Fold the thigh fillets making them hug the cheese then wrap the bacon making them hug the chicken. Secure the hugs with toothpicks.
    7. Place into oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the outer thighs and bacon are brown and crisp.
    8. After baking, remove the toothpicks. Scrape off melted cheese from bottom of baking dish and serve with the chicken.

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