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Chicken Wrapped in Pancetta

This recipe for Chicken Wrapped in Pancetta has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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Spanish recipe for chicken and pancetta, an Andalucian version of chicken and bacon. This combination of flavours has been around for decades but by far the most popular way of enjoying chicken and pancetta in Andalucia is to wrap a boned chicken leg in long strips of mildly cured belly pork.

Ingredients for Chicken Wrapped in Pancetta

4 Whole chicken legs, de-boned
300g Cured pancetta
Olive oil
Cracked black pepper
Olive oil

How to make Chicken Wrapped in Pancetta

  • Your cured pancetta will come as a whole piece. Using a sharp knife cut 8 thin strips from top to bottom, each strip should be around 12 inches long.
  • Roll up the chicken and wrap two strips of pancetta around each piece.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and season with the pepper.
  • Sprinkle with a little fresh or dried thyme.
  • Cook in the oven at 180°C for 50 minutes.

Chicken Wrapped in Pancetta

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Published with permission of Orce Serrano Hams