Easy Chicken with Bacon and Mustard


You know what that means: sleep in, fun nights out with my friends, lots of parties, some relaxing day at home reading a book and watching a movie and lots of cooking….FINALLY!
This is the first Chinese National holiday that I get to spend in China. For the past 4 years I’ve used any possible chance I had to leave the country, went to New Zealand, US, Spain, Japan, Philippines, Italy, Hong Kong…but this year I’ve decided to stay and enjoy the city! It’s working so far!

The recipe I’m going to share with you this morning is a very easy chicken dish! You guys know I love chicken, don’t you? Well, this recipe makes it a bit special as the chicken is flavoured with mustard, bacon and lots of spices…here is how you make it!

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 8 chicken drumstick
  • 8 slices of bacon or pancetta
  • 1/3 cup american mustard
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of white wine
  • 1/4 cup extra vergin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • salt and ground black pepper

Note: pictures don’t show the above listed quantities as, well…I’m a single person now so I just cook for myself most of the time.

Grab the chicken, rinse it

then remove its skin

and with a sharp knif make four 1 inch cuts

Coat each drumstick into mustard, letting the mustard inside each cut

Next up, grab some bacon or pancetta and wrap one slice around each chicken drumstick. Place the chicken into a well baking tray that you have previously coated with a couple of tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

Grab garlic, sage, black pepper and salt

and sprinkle’ em onto the kitchen. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil

Pour in the 1/2 cup of white wine and bake for about 45-60 min at 180 C (375 F)

Serve the chiken warm with whatever side that makes your skirt fly up! I had some broccoli in the fridge so  just sautee’ them with some salt and garlic and my dinner was ready!

Hope you guys will enjoy this!

Have a great start of the week!


– LittleDani


About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.