FABPOW meaning 'food and beer pairing of the week', as term coined by fellow blogger Dredgy.
Daleside Crackshot is a highly versatile beer with food. Malt balanced with textures of oats and grain with subtle earthy hops taking a back seat. Similarly chicken is a highly versatile ingredient in cooking. So wrapped in bacon and served with roasted butternut squash and other vegetables the two make a great pair, that was almost chosen at random. Filled with cream cheese the sweetness of the chicken and butternut squash lock in with the sweet nature of the beer whilst high notes from the bacon play on the grainy textures of the beer.
So here's how it was done, many thanks to the wife for this simple but delicious offering.
Take two small chicken breasts (for one person, four for two six for three etc) flatten them out lay one down and put 50g of philidelphia cream cheese with garlic and herbs on it. Then place the second chicken breast on top and wrap with lean bacon making sure all the sides are covered. Then wrap in foil and bake in the oven for about 40 mins.
For the roasted veg, spray an oven tray with oil, cut up butternut squash, courgette, cherry tomatoes on the vine, onion and carrot, put on tray and spray with oil then bake for 40 mins.