Chicken mozzarella and Parma ham recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 15mins to prepare and 15-20mins to cook
  • 361 calories / serving
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Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Lay out the fillets on a board.

Season all over and make a small incision about 4–5cm long and 3cm deep in the middle of each one.

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 1 1/2 slices of the Parma ham to conceal the pocket.

Heat the oil in a pan and sear on both sides until golden. Place on a roasting tray and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked with no pink showing. Cut into the thickest part of the breast to check the meat is cooked through.

Serve with boiled new potatoes tossed in a little herb butter, plus some salad.

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  • Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breast fillets
  • 250g ball mozzarella, sliced into 8
  • 20g basil
  • 80g Parma ham
  • 1tsp olive oil
  • new potatoes with herb butter, to serve
  • salad, to serve
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  • Energy 1513kj 361kcal 18%
  • Fat 17.6g 25%
  • Saturates 10g 50%
  • Sugars 0g 0%
  • Salt 1.9g 32%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 0g Protein 50.8g Fibre 0g


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