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Marty in the Morning Friday 4 April 2014

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Nevens Recipes - Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breast

Nevens Recipes - Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breast

Pesto-stuffed Chicken Breasts with Rustic Mixed Potatoes

Serves 4

125g (4 ½oz) ball of mozzarella,

torn into small pieces

4 tbsp basil pesto

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets

8 cherry tomatoes, halved

8 smoked streaky bacon rashers, rinds removed

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

steamed French green beans, to serve


Rustic mixed potatoes:

450g (1lb) Rooster potatoes, scrubbed

225g (8oz) sweet potatoes, scrubbed

3 garlic cloves, lightly crushed (skin still on)

1 fresh rosemary sprig, broken into tiny


sea salt flakes

2 tbsp olive oil

Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/gas mark 6).

Mix together the mozzarella and pesto. Cut a slit into the side of each chicken breast and then

stuff with the pesto-covered cheese. Place 2 halved cherry tomatoes in each breast. Wrap each stuffed chicken breast with 2 bacon rashers – not too tightly, but enough to hold the chicken together. Season with salt and pepper.


To make the rustic mixed potatoes, cut the potatoes and sweet potatoes into 5mm (¼in) slices

– a Japanese mandolin is perfect for doing this – and arrange in a single layer on a large roasting tray lined with parchment paper. Add the garlic and rosemary and season with salt. Drizzle over the oil and toss until evenly coated.

Nestle the pesto-stuffed chicken breasts in the potatoes and roast for 20–25 minutes, until the

chicken is cooked through and the bacon is crispy. Remove the chicken from the oven and rest in a warm place for 5 minutes. Return the potatoes to the oven in that time for a final crisp-up.

To serve, arrange the pesto-stuffed chicken breasts on warmed serving plates with steamed

French green beans and the rustic mixed potatoes.

Celebrating the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards on Marty in the Morning

With March bringing all the energy of spring (maybe) and the second annual Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland on (definitely - 22nd March 2018), RTE lyricfm are delighted to showcase some of the recipients of last year’s inaugural Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland with a prize each weekday to celebrate their success, culminating with a special short break prize on Friday.

With March bringing all the energy of spring and the second annual Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland on 22nd March 2018, RTE lyricfm are delighted to showcase some of the recipients of last year’s inaugural Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland with a prize each weekday to celebrate their success, culminating with a special short break prize on Friday. 

The prize for Wednesday and Thursday is a voucher for 100 euro  for Neven Maguire’s superb MacNean House & Restaurant, Blacklion, Co Cavan (winner of numerous Georgina Campbell Awards, including our Hospitality Hero award in 2012, and the 2017 Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland, in the Guesthouse category.)

Relax, unwind and enjoy the very best of Irish food and hospitality in Neven Maguire’s award winning MacNean House and Restaurant. At the core of Neven’s philosophy is using only the freshest and finest seasonal Irish ingredients, in his restaurant and cookery school. The state of the art cookery school, adjoining MacNean House & Restaurant, has a range of classes suitable for people of all cookery levels with course numbers kept small to allow all participants enjoy direct instruction and assistance from Neven and his dedicated team.

Sunday Lunch at MacNeans has long been a particular treat, with locally sourced ingredients (proudly credited on the menu) taking centre stage as ever. (All prizes subject to availability) 

The winner will also receive a copy of the new Georgina Campbell’s Ireland, The Best of the Best - The Very Best Places to Eat, Drink & Stay 

Have a look back at some of our recent adventures!

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Rome 2017 - Day 2

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Music Played on the Show


Title: Entr'acte 3 From Carmen

Performer(s): Bizet, Georges

Duration: 2:50


Title: Madama Butterfly - Humming Chorus

Performer(s): Puccini, Giacomo

Duration: 2:52


Title: Chanson De Matin Op15/2

Performer(s): Elgar, Edward

Duration: 3:54


Title: Letting Go

Performer(s): O'Suilleabhain, Micheal

Duration: 3:33


Title: Hungarian Dance No.5 In G Minor

Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes

Duration: 3:13


Title: Pieces Of April

Performer(s): Loggins, Dave

Duration: 3:41


Title: Too Marvelous For Words

Performer(s): Mercer, Johnny/Whiting, Margaret

Duration: 2:49


Title: Romance From The Gadfly

Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Duration: 6:49


Title: Yellow

Performer(s): Berryman/Buckland/Champion/Martin

Duration: 4:13


Title: Concerto Grosso In G Major (2nd Movement) Allegro

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 2:04


Title: The Legend Of Navarone - Main Title

Performer(s): Tiomkin, Dmitri

Duration: 2:49


Title: Amazing Grace

Performer(s): Trad/Arr Hurley

Duration: 4:24


Title: Sicilienne

Performer(s): Faure, Gabriel

Duration: 4:12


Title: Psycho - For String Quartet

Performer(s): Herrmann, Bernard

Duration: 10:06


Title: Gabriel's Oboe

Performer(s): Morricone, Ennio

Duration: 3:34


Title: That'll Do

Performer(s): Newman, Randy

Duration: 4:06


Title: Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr. Hitler?

Performer(s): Perry, Jimmy

Duration: 1:21


Title: That's Life

Performer(s): Thompson / Gordon

Duration: 3:22


Title: Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

Performer(s): Davis/Farres

Duration: 2:48


Title: Ganger (Norwegian March)

Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard

Duration: 3:01


Title: I Have Been To The Mountain Top

Performer(s): Martin Luther King, Jr.

Duration: 2:52


Title: What The World Needs Now Is Love

Performer(s): Bacharach, Burt/David, Hal

Duration: 3:30


Title: Mattinata

Performer(s): Leoncavallo, Ruggero

Duration: 2:48


Title: Caruso

Performer(s): Dalla, Lucio

Duration: 5:35


Title: Love And Marigolds

Performer(s): Mychael Danna

Album: Monsoon Wedding (Original Music Soundtrack)

Duration: 3:00


Title: Polka (Jazz Suite No.1) (2nd Movement)

Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Duration: 1:59


Title: You Only Live Twice - You Only Live Twice

Performer(s): Barry, John/Bricusse, Leslie

Duration: 3:01


Title: Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

Performer(s): Mascagni, Pietro

Duration: 3:54


Title: Il Postino

Performer(s): Bacalov, Luis

Duration: 3:59


Title: The Folks Who Live On The Hill

Performer(s): Kern, Jerome/Hammerstein Ii, Oscar

Duration: 5:31


Title: Carmen Suite: Les Toreadors

Performer(s): Bizet, Georges

Duration: 2:37



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Producer: Sinead Wylde

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O' Kane


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