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LCHF Chicken breasts wrapped in bacon, creamy sage & butter sauce


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Chicken ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts or 1 turkey breast (minimum 700g)
  • 4 long rashers of bacon
  • string for cooking

Sauce ingredients

  • 250 grams reserved cooking juices
  • 100 grams single, thickened or double cream
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 80 grams Salted butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh sage, torn or chopped

Stuffing 1 – mince meat and macadamia

  • 30 grams parmesan cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 40 grams macadamia nuts
  • 2 teaspoons equivalent of fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 250 grams mince – pork, or pork/veal mixture
  • 50 grams mozzarella
  • 4 asparagus spears, hard ends trimmed

Stuffing 2 – mozzarella, Brie, oregano and asparagus

  • 100 grams mozzarella, sliced
  • 100 grams Brie, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano (or 1 tsp. dried)
  • 6 spears of asparagus, hard ends trimmed

Stuffing 3 – sun dried tomato/cherry tomato, Brie, asparagus and basil

  • 8 cherry tomatoes or sundried tomatoes, halved
  • 120 grams Brie, sliced
  • 8 spears of asparagus, hard ends trimmed
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Recipe's preparation

    Stuffing 1 method
  1. Place Parmesan, garlic, parsley, macadamias and rosemary into the mixer, pulse turbo once (speed 10 / .5 seconds / mc on). You want all ingredients lightly chopped only; non-tmx users may need to repeat
  2. Tip out into a bowl and add salt and pepper, mince and egg and mix by hand until combined
  3. The mozzarella and asparagus is placed on the centre of the mince before rolling
  4. Chicken Method
  5. Butterfly your chicken breasts and bash out lightly to flatten (the easiest method is to cover with cling film and bash with a rolling pin (we have a video of this method loaded on our website)
  6. Season with a few pinches of salt and pepper
  7. Place mince meat or other stuffing on the breast and roll up (roll from the bottom of the breast up to the top, instead of closing it back up the way it was, this will help keep the thickness even)
  8. Wrap with bacon and tie up with string or hold together with skewers and sit in the large varoma steamer bowl
  9. Into the mixer place 700ml water then steam the chicken 30 minutes cheese/veg stuffing, 35 minutes mince filled, or 60 minutes stuffed turkey breast / varoma temp / speed 2. Squeeze the rolls with tongs to check the juices are clear, if they are pink you will need to steam a further 5-10 minutes
  10. Crisp up the bacon by searing in a hot pan on all sides, with the butter and sage, be careful of popping bacon fat
  11. With the juices remaining in the mixer, check you have roughly 1 cup (250ml) then to this add the cream, xanthan gum, and once finished cooking add the now browned butter and sage from the pan
    7 Cook 2 minutes / 70 degrees / speed 3 / mc on
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For this dish we have given you a few options of fillings. Each ingredients list will fill 2 chicken breasts or 1 turkey breast

Note = The Mince Stuffing recipe can also be used in a roast chicken with herb butter or Paris butter under the skin tmrc_emoticons.)

Note = the seasoning of this dish relies heavily on the bacon, so if not using the bacon make sure you season the chicken and sauce with salt to your tastes

Note = If you are having a few people around, we recommend making a few of each flavour so people can sample them all. Simply steam them the day before to save time, and reserve all your juices, then double or triple the sauce, extending the cooking time until hot. Then to reheat the chicken, place into a hot 180C oven for 30 minutes, then turn it to grill and rotate a few times until the bacon is crispy, BEWARE of popping bacon fat


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  • Absolutely delicious. The meat stuffing had so...

    Submitted by njw0413 on 24. January 2018 - 09:49.

    Absolutely delicious. The meat stuffing had so much flavour. I had some left over so I fryer it up which was really good too. I did add stock paste to the sauce for extra flavour.

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  • Sooooo good! I did as suggested and made a couple...

    Submitted by Jesslo on 23. January 2017 - 18:00.

    Sooooo good! I did as suggested and made a couple of each stuffing for a dinner party and everyone was well impressed! The sauce is perfect!

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  • I received so much praise for this delicious dish!...

    Submitted by Thermified For Life on 7. January 2017 - 20:36.

    I received so much praise for this delicious dish! My guests were surprised when I told them that it was a healthy LCHF meal. We have had it many times since. Even my kids love it!

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