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Feta, Olive and Basil stuffed chicken breast wrapped in pancetta

Feta, Olive and Basil stuffed chicken breast wrapped in pancetta

This dish is a favourite of our former Castle Rock Cafe chef Dyon, and is a great light dish for the warmer months.

Serves 1 person


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 6 slices pancetta
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • 2 basil leaves finely sliced
  • 4 black pitted olives (we use kalamata olives) sliced in to small pieces
  • 4 cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 baby courgette cut in half
  • 25ml Castle Rock Raspberry Vinegar
  • 80ml olive oil
  • salt/pepper


Take the chicken breast and place on a piece of GLAD cling wrap. Then carefully place another piece of GLAD cling wrap over the top. Take a rolling pin or a meat tenderiser and carefully bash chicken breast out until nice and thin (about 2cm thickness).

Take the slices of pancetta and lay out so they are all in a row slightly over lapping each other.
Place the chicken breast carefully over the pancetta.

In a bowl place feta cheese, olives, basil leaves and a little pepper. Mix with your hands until formed into a sausage shape. Place into the chicken. Carefully roll up the pancetta and chicken so feta stuffing is encased inside.

Heat oven up to 180c.

Place courgettes and cherry tomatoes on a tray and sprinkle lightly with olive oil, salt and pepper. Put into the oven and cook for approx. 5 minutes or until soft.

Place chicken breast in a warm pan with a little olive oil and sear all sides of the chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in the oven and cook for about 8 minutes. Take out and let rest for 3 minutes.

Place Raspberry Vinegar and olive oil into a small bowl and whisk together.

Cut chicken into 3 slices and place on a warm plate. Lay the courgette over the middle and surround the chicken with the cherry tomatoes. Drizzle the Raspberry dressing around the plate and top with a basil leaf.



Best served with a glass of Lake Chalice Chardonnay.

Recipe and image kindly contributed by Castle Rock Café

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