Saturday, 27 February 2010

Ricotta stuffed chicken with chorizo polenta

I've been lacking in recipe postings lately, mainly for the fact that my boyfriend was away and I managed to kill the camera and do something to my phone camera! So no pictures and no posts as I couldn't download anything! Luckily he has now re-formatted one and got a new SD card for the other but it just reminds me that its time a new camera was in order, just can't decide where to start!

Just before this happened I made this dish for a friend, who has recently been advised not to eat wheat. Polenta provided a good substitute for usual pasta/ bread etc! I didn't write down all the parts and it needs minor tweaking but it tasted good first time around!

For the polenta, I fried a little chorizo, stirred in instant polenta, seasoned and added stock, then cooked until thick, it sets very quickly so make sure you have everything ready! I think it needs more spice so will add a little chilli next time.

For the chicken, I combined ricotta with chopped sun-dried tomatoes (which had for some reason been lurking in the cupboards forever!) fresh basil and seasoning, stuffed into the chicken breasts and left to set firm, then wrapped in foil, baked until nearly cooked through and finished in a frying pan to colour. It could have been a little moister perhaps but am loathe to wrap in bacon as really can't stand the bacon-chicken combo!

The broccoli was kept simple, quickly boiled and tossed with pine-nuts and the dish finished with fresh basil oil.


  1. Perfect timing, Anne - I have a tub of ricotta in the fridge that needs eating, and this looks like a great idea. I love the chicken/bacon combination myself, so might give that a try for extra moisture.
    Oh, and let me know if you have any good tips for camera buying. I'm thinking of getting a new camera - but just like you, I don't know where to start!

  2. I seriously need a new camaera too! I've never done Polenta at home before - really not sure why. Time to give it a go I think

  3. Just love the bacon chicken combo myself! Takes all sorts. Have you tried using parma ham instead? It is a distinctly different flavour to bacon but will keep the chicken lovely and moist.

  4. It looks and sounds delicious,Anne.I haven´t tried polenta before but have been meaning to cook with it one day-now I´ve got the perfect excuse (& recipe!)Personally, I love the bacon & chicken combo too!x

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