Chicken with lavender, bacon and cheese. Everyone appreciates lavender for its scent and flowers, but very few people have tasted it. Its unique flavour blends very well with chicken.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place three sprigs of lavender on top of each chicken breast half. Wrap two slices of bacon around each piece of chicken keeping the lavender inside. Place chicken into a shallow baking dish. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

  • Position the baking dish on the top shelf in the preheated oven, and bake chicken for 20 minutes, turning once. Turn again so the lavender is on top, and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Continue baking 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted and chicken juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts

374 calories; 22.1 g total fat; 124 mg cholesterol; 702 mg sodium. 1.6 g carbohydrates; 40.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2008
Great stuff. I have two lavender plants (one silver frost lavender and one munstead lavender) and I was trying to figure out what to use them with. I tried this recipe with the Munstead lavender. Having great respect for the power of herbs I only used two sprigs per chicken part. Thank you for such an easy but tasty recipe:o) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/08/2005
Thanks for the recipe Angel but dried lavender is almost impossible to find in our area to say nothing of fresh lavender. The recipe is just ok with the dried lavender. I'll keep searching. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2008
Great stuff. I have two lavender plants (one silver frost lavender and one munstead lavender) and I was trying to figure out what to use them with. I tried this recipe with the Munstead lavender. Having great respect for the power of herbs I only used two sprigs per chicken part. Thank you for such an easy but tasty recipe:o) Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2008
Great stuff. I have two lavender plants (one silver frost lavender and one munstead lavender) and I was trying to figure out what to use them with. I tried this recipe with the Munstead lavender. Having great respect for the power of herbs I only used two sprigs per chicken part. Thank you for such an easy but tasty recipe:o) Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
04/08/2005
Thanks for the recipe Angel but dried lavender is almost impossible to find in our area to say nothing of fresh lavender. The recipe is just ok with the dried lavender. I'll keep searching. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2008
The cheese really doesn't add anything to this recipe at least as written as a topping. Make a cheese sauce if you want to perk it up. I'm fortunate to live near a lavender farm. Make sure all lavender that is used in cooking has not had pesticides or chemicals put on it. Make sure it is labeled good for use in foods or in some way is mentioned that it is food safe. Not all lavender is safe. Lavender is also cook for throwing on the grill with some lamb chops. This recipe is a good use of it. Tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2008
made this dish as written for 4 children ages 11 yrs to 15 years and they ate every bit. the next time I make this recipe I might try using fresh sage leaves instead of the lavender as I think chicken and sage are a great match. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2005
This is absolutely wonderful!!! I made it for my picky boyfriend and he loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2005
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2009
Initially I wasn't quite sure how this would turn out (being new to using lavender in cooking) but I searched the grocery store for lavender and I found dried lavender. Wish I could have used fresh but I still tried it with the dry and it turned out fantastic. Definitely a recipe i will share and I will use again. The only thing I did differently was not add the cheese. It was still great without it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2010
Tried this to use lavender I grew this year. We found that the bacon didn't get crispy enough for our tastes so we tried again with precooked and it was quite good. Got 3 out of 4 thumbs up. My hubby just didn't like the taste of the lavender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2016
Yum! Great combo of flavors! Next time I'll be pounding the chicken thin and rolling it with the bacon lavender and cheese. I also probably wouldn't use cheddar cheese again more likely swiss or another white cheese. Overall the idea behind this is great and I'm excited to try it again especially with a lavender plant about to bloom outside my front door! Read More