Stilton and sage chicken parcels recipe

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This brilliantly easy chicken dish takes virtually no time to prepare yet looks impressive enough to serve up at dinner parties...

Stilton and sage chicken parcels
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Preparation Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins

Learn how to make Stilton and sage chicken parcels with this stuffed chicken recipe.

An easy dish with just four ingredients - this is the perfect way to transform a simple chicken breast with rich, creamy Stilton cheese and a salty pancetta wrap. We'd recommend serving with mashed potatoes and greens or new potatoes pan-fried with some butter and garlic. 

Try swapping the sage leaves for rosemary instead for a different flavour or you could try wrapping the chicken parcels in bacon for a cheaper option. 


  • 50g (2oz) Stilton cheese, roughly sliced
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Fresh sage leaves or rosemary
  • 4 strips of pancetta


  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 4 (180ºC, 350ºF). Take each chicken breast and cut a slit in the side of the breast to create a pocket.
  2. In the 'pocket', place 2 sage leaves. Take half of the Stilton cheese and press into each pocket. Push the edges of the pocket together to cover the cheese and enclose inside the chicken.
  3. Wrap 2 strips of pancetta around the chicken, and secure with a cocktail stick if you wish. Place on a hot baking tray andcook for 10 mins until chicken is tender.
  4. Serve with creamy mash potato and seasonal steamed green vegetables.

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