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Bacon-wrapped Petit Poussin

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Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 8 Turkish apricots, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander, chopped 1 small apple, finely chopped
  • 1 small chilli, chopped (optional)
  • 1 to 2 tsp sesame oil (optional)
  • 4 pork sausages, casings removed
  • 4 petit poussin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin, ground
  • 16 to 20 rashers streaky bacon
  • 8 sprigs fresh rosemary

Recipe Directions

  1. Heat the butter in a frying pan, then add the onion, garlic and ginger. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring, then add the apricots and cranberries, and cook for another 2 minutes.
  2. Add the coriander, apple, chilli and sesame oil. Remove from the heat and cool before mixing in the pork sausages.
  3. Divide the sausage mixture into 4 portions and stuff the chickens.
  4. Season the chickens with salt, pepper and cumin. Wrap each chicken in bacon and tuck 2 sprigs of rosemary under the bacon on each chicken. Place the chickens in the fridge until you are ready to roast them.
  5. Preheat oven to 190°C.
  6. Place the chickens on an oven tray and roast for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Each Serving:

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