Chicken stuffed with herby mascarpone

Chicken stuffed with herby mascarpone

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2
This super-quick and special recipe for two is bound to become a My Good Food favourite

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal339
  • fat20g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein37g
  • salt1.24g
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  • 3 tbsp mascarpone
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 chicken breasts, skin on
  • 4 slices prosciutto



    Prosciutto is sweet, delicate ham intended to be eaten raw. The word 'prosciutto' is the…

  • splash olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • juice of half a lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Mix the mascarpone with the rosemary, garlic and seasoning. Place the chicken breasts on a board and lift, but don’t detach, the skin. Put a spoonful of the mascarpone mix under the skin of each breast. Wrap 2 slices of prosciutto around each, as neatly and tightly as you can, to keep the filling enclosed.

  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan, add the olive oil and quickly brown the chicken on both sides. Transfer to a roasting tin, then finish off in the oven for 15-20 mins until just cooked.

  3. Add the lemon juice to the roasting tin and stir over the heat, scraping off any crispy bits. Spoon the juices over the chicken and serve with potatoes and green beans.

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Comments (101)

janiem's picture

This was very straightforward and tasty. I used pancetta as I bought the wrong Italian meat! But it worked fine and the chicken was very moist. My husband certainly gave it five stars and I will definitely be making it again. My chicken breasts were large (local farm shop) so cooked for 5-10 mins more. I removed them from the pan and scraped and mixed the residue with the lemon juice. That was the finishing touch, don't miss it out!

trinaz's picture

This was really moist and have lovely flavors. I will be making this again as the family enjoyed it so much!! : )

Yo-Lisa's picture

simple and good visual. enjoyed my dinner.

randoms's picture

Loved this dish, so tasty and simple. I substituted the garlic for finely chopped chives. My other half loved it as well, this will be a regular mid week meal for us.

ale_kiri's picture

Lovely dish, very very tasty, served it with some autumn roasted veggies (recipe on this site too). Highly recommended!!!!!!

Glade's picture

Really good and simple dish, earned some easy brownie points from the other half after cooking her this.

Pinotgrigio_chef's picture

Great! Used chicken thighs instead, still yummy

Lu27's picture

Really nice! Great for dinner parties

ssykes1's picture

Delicious! One of my favourites! A winner with everyone.

supersootyuk's picture

Awesome. Had friends around and they thoroughly enjoyed it

QueenJane2009's picture

very nice! worth making

nursenicola's picture

Nice dish - a bit on the salty side from the prosciutto but still very tasty! Served with roasted tomatoes and vegetable couscous. Very simple no fuss mid-week dinner!

KochinVeronica's picture

Divine dish!!! I am in love with your site & your recipes! Thanks to You I have evolved from an occasional-no-fuss-cook into a great one. All the recipes I have made so far, either sweets or main dishes, soups, appetizers have been a total success and have been utterly savoured. Thank You again!

lumene's picture

This was absolutely delicious and so easy to make! All my friends loved it when I made it for a dinner last night :) it goes very well with green beans and potatoes

claire1terry's picture

Really tasty and easy to make.

habibim's picture

The end result is very tasty, but the way the recipe is written didn't work for us. First, you create ca. 4 tbsp of mascarpone/herb mix, but you only use 2 tbsp - 1 per breast. Preparation time was 15 minutes, not 5.

kerryme's picture

Great recipe. Easy and very tasty.

ail4978's picture

Found this recipe a bit bland

sharonfromyork's picture

Just made this for dinner, big thumbs up.

joanna1972's picture

This is a fabulous dish, I use skinless chicken breasts and cut a slit for the stuffing. Made this for a dinner party last night. Prepared earlier in the day and popped in the over after the starter, served with crushed new potatoes and cabbage, peas and pancetta (both recipes found here). Worked together perfectly and I was declared a genius...I failed to tell my guests how easy it really was to make!


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trinaz's picture

Bacon can be used instead of prosciutto.