Balsamic Chicken , Roasted Tomatoes and Spinach with bacon wrapped Asparagus


2 chicken breasts

3tsp honey

3tblsp balsamic vinegar

300g Baby / Cherry tomatoes

150g Baby Spinach

6 Thin slices steaky bacon

400g thin stemmed asparagus

olive oil

salt and pepper

Oven 220C


  1. Mix honey and balsamic together – pour over chicken and marinate – overnight if possible ( if not dont worry just as long as possible)
  2. Put the cherry tomatoes in the bottom of an oven proof dish and put the chicken with the marinade on top – put in the oven for 30 minutes
  3. Wrap 3 asparagus pieces  with half a piece of bacon and repeat until all are done – place on a tray  season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil put in oven for  about 20 minutes until bacon crispy and aspapragus cooked.
  4. Serve the tomtoes on top of the raw spinach and then the chicken and the asparagus to one side.


NB – if the chicken is not as caramalised as you would like it finish in a pan and then add the tomatoes.  You can also crisps up the bacon wrapped asparagus in the same way too if you like. ( personal preferance !)… I did the chicken but dad likes his pink -you should NEVER serve chicken pink and so as far as he was concerned it was over cooked – it wasnt I am just not in th emarket for giving him food poisining !