Baked chicken with lavender

    40 min

    Lavender is a fragrant herb that pairs really nicely with chicken. Serve with baby new potatoes and green beans.

    18 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast fillets
    • 8 rashers of bacon
    • 12 sprigs fresh lavender
    • Chilli flakes, to taste
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 120g (4 oz) Cheddar cheese, grated

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C / gas mark 6.
    2. Place three sprigs of lavender on top of each chicken breast fillet. Wrap two slices of bacon around each piece of chicken keeping the lavender inside.
    3. Place chicken into a shallow oven-proof dish. Season with salt, pepper and dried chilli flakes.
    4. 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.
    5. Continue baking for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted and chicken is no longer pink inside.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (13)


    This recipe is delicious! I used thyme instead of lavender, still tasted amazing! Would say it was rather salty, so maybe without the cheese?  -  02 Dec 2012


    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)  -  05 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  18 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)