Roast Chicken with Pancetta & Ricotta Stuffing Balls

 

A classic roast chicken is made extra special with these Italian stuffing balls

What you will need

1 whole chicken (about 1½ kg) Chicken chik-en Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

140g fresh bread (about 3-4 slices)

handful parsley, chopped Parsley par-slee One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

140g ricotta Ricotta ree-cot-a Ricotta is an Italian curd cheese. Made from whey, it is traditionally a by-product of making…

100g Parmesan, freshly grated Parmesan parm-ee-zan Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

handful thyme, chopped Thyme This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

handful basil, chopped Basil ba-zil Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 eggs Egg egg The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

12 thin slices pancetta or streaky bacon Pancetta pan-chet-ah Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

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