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)

disenna48's picture

Really liked this - a very easy recipe to do. I didn't have proscuitto so used smoked bacon instead. My only issue was the cheese leaked out as I hadn't wrapped the bacon around tight enough! It was lovely, chicken very moist and lovely flavours. Would use proscuitto next time as i think it would be even more delicious.

I served it with home-made spicey potatoe wedges, hubby and I wolfed it down!

mwsc11050's picture

Used skinless chicked and added creme fraiche to the filling. Loved it. Served it on a bed of creamy leeks and butter beans.

catgarner's picture

Didn't use chicken with the skin on, just cut a pocket in the breast (thanks to the tips) and didn't bother frying in the pan (to be honest I forgot). I used dried rosemary and worked just as well.

Served with a herby salad from Sainsbury's with some of the cooking juices -- taste sensation!

jodietaber's picture

Very nice, quick and tasty meal - I didn't have any rosemary so I used basil instead and it was delicious!

hungrymike's picture

Winner all right!
Served with roasted baby potatoes mmm...
This dish was so good, my wife volunteered to do the washing-up for a month!!! Does she know it was that easy?

katescullion's picture

This recipe is an absolute winner! My husband made it last night with skinless chicken breasts, served with baby potoatoes roasted with rosemary and asparagus tips with a small sprinkling of parmesan. Looking forward to having it again.

mcbeauty's picture

Really lovely and tastes like it took lots of skill but doesn't! Great for a dinner party. I too made it with skinless chicken and cut pocket into chicken for filling which worked great.

coccinelle's picture

Excellent. I used Philadelphia instead of Mascarpone though and added some more seasoning. Absolutely wonderful!

studentcantcook's picture

i dont like chicken skin so i used skinless chicken breasts and spread the mascarpone on the top of the chicken before wrapping it in the prosciutto. Also i didnt bother frying the chicken first, i just put it straight into the oven but cooked for 30 mins. it was a quick, easy and yummy dish!

griffinb's picture

very tasty. i also removed the skin and added the filling to apocket madein the chicken. i also added chopped fresh tarragon to the rosemary.

Metal's picture

Have cooked this many many times. 5 *
I prefer to stuff a skinless breast though. Really nice with the olive oil crushed new potatoes recipe.

georgiou's picture

Its was nice but didnt love didnt really have a lot of taste if you consider all the spices and cheese we used..!

trees0604's picture

Mixed the cheese with pesto, used skinless chicken breasts and wrapped in bacon - v.v. scrummy!! Roasted with cherry tomatoes and carrots. Had with homemade bread from another recipe on the site.

laura_wood's picture

Placed straight into the oven to roast, alongside some shallots which were a great accompaniment. Lovely recipe will definitely be making it again

snapperjac's picture

This was great, easy and very tasty. We didn't use chicken skins either, and found that the proscuitto was enough to stick the mascarpone mix to the chicken :)

brmbrm's picture

No skin: cover the breasts with cling-filn then use a meat hammer to flatten them - nice and tin and big so you can roll everything up and its so tender. Everyone loved it.

middle_pin2's picture

Nice. removed skin and made a pouch to put mascarpone in. Then wrapped in bacon.

mmgrdivechick's picture

So easy but so tasty!! I also bought skin free chicken breast and cut a pocket, then wrapped in serano ham....mmmm.
I did it as a quick midweek meal, but would have no hesitation serving at a dinner party in the future.

claireparnell's picture

So easy and tasted AMAZING. This dish is impressive, will certainly be making it many more times. I did what everyone else did and cut pockets in the chicken. It was lovely.

odettesproat's picture

This was fab and very tasty. Cut a slit in the chicken as suggested, will definitely be doing this again although my sometime fussy 19 month old wasn't that keen on it!


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