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Crafted with Love: Tempting Chicken Breast Recipes for Valentine’s Dinner

What could be more romantic than preparing mouthwatering dishes for someone you truly care about? Instead of scrambling for ideas this Valentine’s Day dinner, let’s roll up our sleeves and spice up your special night with La Boucherie’s simple yet delicious recipes. Enjoy love at first bite as chicken breasts set the tone for your Valentine’s Day celebration. Here are three recipes to make your night truly memorable:

1. Stuffed Chicken Breasts Wrapped in Bacon

Indulge in our stuffed chicken recipe, cherished for its harmonious blend of flavors and textures. While it requires some effort, we keep it delightfully simple and decidedly low carb. Plus, the bacon infusion adds an irresistibly smoky note, ensuring each bite of chicken remains exquisitely juicy.

Ingredients you will need from La Boucherie:

  • Grade A Chicken Breasts (€8.75/1kg)
  • Rosemary Salt (€2.45/70g)
  • Streaky Bacon (€1.75/200g pack)

Additional ingredients:

60gr cream cheese, 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, pepper to taste.

To complete the recipe simply follow these easy steps:

1️⃣ Preheat oven to 200°C, line sheet pan with foil, and coat with cooking spray.

2️⃣Cut a lengthwise slit in each chicken breast.

3️⃣Mix cream cheese, cheddar, mozzarella, parsley, and garlic powder.

4️⃣Stuff cheese mixture into each chicken pocket.

5️⃣Wrap 2 bacon slices around each.

6️⃣ Place on sheet pan. Add potatoes, coat with spray, season.

7️⃣Bake for 40 mins. Broil for 5 mins for crispy bacon. Sprinkle parsley, serve immediately and enjoy!

2. Lemon Chicken

Prepare to be dazzled by our next recipe, bursting with vibrant lemony zest. Infused with garlic, fragrant herbs, and a splash of white wine, these succulent chicken breasts boast both exquisite flavour and wholesome goodness. This recipe requires minimal prep time and cooks from start to finish in just 20 minutes.

Ingredients you will need from La Boucherie:

Additional ingredients:

3 lemons, 5 cloves of garlic, a cup of white wine (Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio are great options), olive oil, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper to season.

To complete the recipe simply follow these easy steps:

1️⃣Create a rich, olive oil-based herb paste by mixing of oregano, thyme, garlic powder, and a dash of salt and pepper, perfect for generously coating the chicken breasts.

2️⃣Combine white wine, freshly grated garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice to craft a luscious sauce for baking the chicken breasts.

3️⃣Put the chicken breasts in the baking pan , add the sauce and baste them as they bake, allowing the chicken to soak up the rich flavours of the sauce.

4️⃣Bake for 20 minutes, decorate with lemon slices, finish with a delicate sprinkle of parsley and pair it with your favourite side dish. Bon appétit!

3. Marry Me Chicken

Savor the luxurious flavours of creamy, tomato-infused chicken, delicately seasoned with aromatic herbs and a touch of spicy heat. With our enticing ‘marry me’ chicken recipe, just 25 minutes of simple preparation and basic ingredients, you’ll secure that second date without a doubt.

Ingredients you will need from La Boucherie:

  • Grade A Chicken Breasts (€8.75/1kg)
  • Chilli Salt (€2.45/70g)
  • Chipotle Salt (€2.45/70g)
  • Chicken Demi Glace (€11.95/1L)
  • Additional ingredients:

Additional ingredients: olive oil, garlic, fresh basil, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, mixed Italian seasoning, red pepper, plain flour.

To complete the recipe simply follow these easy steps:

1️⃣Coat the chicken breasts in flour to achieve that irresistible golden and crispy crust.

2️⃣Heat olive oil in a skillet and fry the chicken on both sides until golden brown, remove them separately on the plate.

3️⃣Sauté the garlic for about a minute. Pour in the chicken stock and use a wooden spoon to scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese, allowing the sauce to simmer for a few minutes. Finally, add chili flakes and mixed seasoning to taste. 

4️⃣Season with salt and pepper according to your taste preferences, then add the sun-dried tomatoes. Return the chicken to the sauce and let it simmer, allowing the sauce to further thicken and infuse with flavours for a few more minutes.

5️⃣Garnish with chopped fresh basil leaves and serve the warm dish over your choice of pasta, mashed potatoes, rice, or creamy polenta for a delightful meal.

At La Boucherie, we believe in serving love alongside the perfect cuts of meat paired with a chilled glass of chardonnay, lit candles, and The Beach Boys playlist in the background.

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