Cooking is a great joy, especially if you are well-equipped to create amazing dishes every single time. There are lots of recipes to get into, lots of recipes to create and recreate. That’s why, cooking is never boring. The cook has the power to move mountains and bring the moon and stars to the ground. That is, if he is really skilled in the kitchen.
Cooks have many important weapons. Having a complete army is always the best but going for substitutes is never bad. A well-equipped kitchen – with all the tools, gadgets, and appliances – is a kitchen where every kind of food, even restaurant-grade could come. Here, we will give you an idea on a special recipe that you can create and recreate many times. One of its many important requirements is a simple, small, yet very useful kitchen tool – the roulade needle.
Roulade needles can certainly make your cooking easier, especially if you are into rolled meats with stuffing or what expert cooks call Roulades. What is the size of roulade needles? The standard length of roulade needles is about 10 centimeters. That’s just enough length that you need for the Chicken Bacon Roulade recipe we are sharing with you below.
Roulades can be slices of pork, beef, or chicken, stuffed with every kind of ingredient imaginable. There is nothing that could stop you from choosing your ingredients, from the main ones down to the herbs and spices. For as long as you think the mixture will come out delicious, you can go ahead.
The Chicken-Bacon Roulade is an example of an interesting roulade dish. For this, you will need skinless and boneless chicken breasts plus bacon. Those are your main ingredients. The rest, which will provide a different twist to the dish, include parmesan cheese, olive oil, shallots, garlic, butter, white wine, flour, heavy cream, and chicken broth.
The first step in making this is to slightly cook the bacon in a skillet. Make sure it will come out light brown but not crispy. On the bacon fat that will be left on the pan, sauté your sliced shallots, then set them both aside.
Next, you will start working on your roulade. Pound the chicken breasts until they are about 1/8 inch thick. Season your chicken with either lemon pepper or regular salt and ground black pepper. Then, start laying out the bacon, shallots, and parmesan cheese. Roll the chicken, making sure that the stuffing is in place, and secure with a roulade needle. Brown the chicken on a skillet with the remaining bacon fat added with some olive oil. After that, transfer your chicken into the oven and cook for about 20 minutes. Lastly, create the sauce out of the drippings, white wine, garlic, butter, flour, chicken broth, and heavy cream.