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Chicken, mozzarella and Parma ham recipe

Chicken, mozzarella and Parma ham recipe

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Who wouldn’t love cheesy mozzarella-stuffed chicken wrapped in crisp, Parma ham for dinner or lunch? This speedy recipe is ready in just 30 minutes and super-easy to prepare. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 363 calories / serving


  • 4 chicken breast fillets
  • 250g ball mozzarella, sliced into 8
  • 20g fresh basil
  • 1 x 78g pack Parma ham
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salad or steamed greens, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    17g 24%
  • Saturates

    10g 48%
  • Sugars

    1g 1%
  • Salt

    1.7g 29%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 0.7g Protein 52.8g Fibre 0.1g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Lay the chicken fillets on a chopping board, season all over and make a small incision (about 4-5cm long and 3cm deep) with a sharp knife in the middle of each one.
  2. Stuff 2 slices of the mozzarella and 3 basil leaves into the ‘pocket’ – don’t worry if either is poking out a little. Wrap each chicken breast with 1½ slices of the Parma ham to cover the breast and seal in the pocket.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan and sear the chicken and ham parcels on both sides until golden. Place on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 15-20 mins until the chicken is cooked through with no pink showing (cut into the thickest part of the breast to check the meat is cooked through). Serve with a side salad or some steamed greens, if you like.

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