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Roast Chicken with Bacon Lattice Recipe

How do you pimp up a Roast Chicken – or any Sunday roast meat at all? Add a bacon lattice of course. We pretty much always use this bacon lattice recipe whenever we’re cooking a Roast Dinner to impress. The bacon weave just makes the chicken look so much better, plus it tastes amazing. We’ve gone one step further by making this a sausage stuffed Roast Chicken with a bacon lattice. How can you top that?! Give this roast chicken with bacon lattice recipe a go for your Christmas dinner, or don’t make yourself wait until then and try it with your next Sunday roast.

Ingredients

– 1 pack of The Jolly Hog Proper Porker or Caramelised Porker sausages
– 1 pack of The Jolly Hog Oak and Beech Smoked Streaky Bacon
– 1 x medium free range whole chicken
– 1 bunch of sage leaves
– Olive oil
– Salt and pepper

Method

– Preheat the oven to 180c.⁠
– Squeeze your sausage meat out of the skins by running a knife down the length ways of the sausages. Mould the meat together in a bowl.⁠
– Pull up the skin of the chicken on top of the breasts and use a knife to separate the skin all the way down the breast meat, creating a little pocket for your sausage meat.⁠
– Spread the sausage meat equally on both breasts. You’ll have to poke a bit to get it spread evenly down the chicken. ⁠
– Secure the skin with a cocktail stick or two (soaking them in water for 10 minutes prior).⁠
– Give your chicken some more flavour by rubbing it with oil and salt and pepper and any herbs of your choice. Stuff the sage stalks into the chicken cavity.⁠
– Roast for 1 hour. ⁠
– Whilst roasting, make your bacon weave with our streaky bacon.⁠
– Lay out bacon strips side by side to create a base.⁠
– Weave in the next rashers by lifting up every other rasher of bacon from the base layer and laying the next piece across them.⁠
– For each new piece of bacon, alternate the rashers that you fold up from the base layer. ⁠
– Continue until you have weaved a square.⁠
– Carefully lay your lattice on your chicken after it’s cooked for an hour and let it cook for another 30 minutes.⁠

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