Stuffed chicken with Parma ham recipe

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This stuffed chicken with Parma ham recipe is delicious with roasted tomatoes and crisp green salad...

Stuffed chicken with Parma ham
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  • healthy
Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories339 Kcal17%
Sugar1.1 g1%
Fat18.6 g27%
Saturated Fat3.8 g19%
Salt3.03 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein40.2 g80%
Carbohydrates2.0 g1%
Salt3.03 gRow 7 - Cell 2

This stuffed chicken breast recipe serves four people, so it's ideal if you're planning a small dinner among friends or even as a special family dinner. 

If you're feeding more people however, you can easily double up the ingredient quantities to make as many stuffed chicken breasts as you need. This dish is also really quick to make, which makes it ideal for a quick midweek dinner that will be a treat for the whole family. It takes only 35 mins to prepare and cook and is a great choice if you've got friends over for dinner and want to impress. It's an easy recipe - takes only four steps to cook this stuffed chicken breast with Parma ham - but it looks very professional when finished, so you'll definitely impress with your cooking skills. 

Serve your stuffed chicken breasts with new potatoes or mashed potatoes and freshly prepared and cooked greens including broccoli, spinach and kale. The salty flavour from the Parma ham makes the chicken breast parcels extra flavoursome and tender. You're going to love them.

Ingredients

  • 4 x 125g (4 1/2 oz) boneless chicken breasts, skinned
  • 3tbsp pesto
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes, drained of oil and sliced
  • 8 thin slices Parma ham
  • 1tbsp olive oil

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Method

  1. To make this chicken breast recipe, preheat the oven to 200ºC (400ºF, gas mark 6). Next spread the chicken breasts out on a board and, with a sharp knife, make a small slit in the top of each one to create a 'pocket'.
  2. Spread the inside of the pocket with the classic pesto and layer the sun-dried tomato slices onto each chicken breast.
  3. Wrap each chicken breast with two slices of Parma ham and put them on a baking sheet.
  4. Finally drizzle each one with oil and bake them in the oven for 20-25 mins or until the chicken is cooked through.
Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies