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Chicken wrapped in pancetta with apples and chestnuts

Ingredients for 4 persons:

  • 1 whole chicken breast
  • 24 pancetta slices
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red apple unpeeled, cut into cubes
  • 20 roasted chestnuts, peeled
  • ½ glass white wine
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh thyme sprigs
  • Salt & pepper
  1. Cut the chicken breast horizontally into 4 pieces. Season with salt and pepper and wrap each piece in the pancetta slices.
  2. In a frying pan, pour a little olive oil and fry the chicken breast from both sides until cooked through. Remove from pan and keep warm.
  3. In the same frying pan, cook the chopped onion in a tablespoon of olive oil for 5 minutes adding some water. Add the chestnuts and continue cooking for 10 minutes. Pour the wine and allow it to evaporate. Add the apple cubes, season with salt and keep cooking for a further 10 minutes on medium heat, stirring continuously.
  4. Finish off with the freshly grinded pepper and thyme leaves. Serve warm with the chicken breasts wrapped in pancetta.

One Response to “Recipe: Chicken wrapped in pancetta with apples and chestnuts”

  1. Oh, I love these flavours together – so seasonal and so festive! It was great to meet you this year at Plate to Page Tuscany and I wish you all the best for 2012 🙂

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