Chicken on Horseback

A dinner recipe found in “Fjærfe på Menyen”
(Poultry on the Menu) published by
Den Norske Bokklubben i 1984
Chicken on Horseback

4 prunes, stones removed
4 chicken thighs
2 garlic cloves, crushed
8 slices of bacon, without the rind
2 teaspoons of oil
6 tablespoons red wine


[1] Split the prunes open. Rub the chicken thighs with the crushed garlic and press a flattened prune stuck on the top and bottom of each thigh. Wrap a bacon slice around each thigh and fasten with a toothpick on the underside.

[2] Brush the packages with oil and place it in the oven pan covered with aluminum foil. Cook the meat at the top shelf in the oven at 200° C / 390° F for 30-35 minutes. Add the wine after half the cooking time.

[3] Remove the toothpicks and arrange the chicken on hot plates. Spoon the sauce over the chicken. Serve hot or cold with rice salad and mushrooms turned in parsley.

4 servings