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Chicken Parcels

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Serves 4

A really easy but impressive chicken dish that is good enough to serve at a dinner party (and can be made in advance).

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  • 4 Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 4 Slices Parma Ham
  • Ball of Mozarella
  • Jar Green Pesto
  • Salt and Pepper


    1. Preheat oven to 200C
    2. Make an incision lenghways across the chicken, making an envelope. Do not cut all the way through.
    3. In the incision, spread the chicken with a layer of the pesto.
    4. Slice the cheese and place into the incisions on top of the pesto
    5. Wrap the chicken with slices of parma ham, ensuring the whole chicken breast is covered. Season the chicken breasts
    6. Bake for around 30 minutes, ensuring the chicken in cooked through. Excellent served with cubed potatoes with rosemary and green beans.

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maggiebleksley's picture
4th Oct, 2012
A great recipe, but I made a bit of a mess of wrapping the chicken in the Parma ham slices, which were too small to cover the whole chicken breasts anyway, so I wrapped foil round them and they were fine. The foil keeps the juices in and prevents the chicken from drying out too.
24th Jan, 2011
I made this without the pesto but it was still really tasty, the green beans and potatoes went with it really well. Just make sure the chicken is completely wrapped, I thought mine was and the mozarella still found a way out!
10th Aug, 2009
I can see that this would taste devine, will definately try soon
5th Aug, 2009
Amazing recipe! Really really easy and quick to do, once it's in the oven you don't have to do a thing! Looked great and tasted delicious. Will definitely make it again. Love it!
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