Chicken stuffed with herby mascarpone

Chicken stuffed with herby mascarpone

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
339
protein
37g
carbs
3g
fat
20g
saturates
9g
fibre
0g
sugar
2g
salt
1.24g

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp mascarpone
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 chicken breasts, skin on
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • splash olive oil
  • juice of half a lemon

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2007

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glenyst's picture
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I found this a bit fiddly to prepare - my prociutto ended up more sort of stuck on top than wrapped round, but that's where the filling was, so it worked anyway. It was good, but not one of my favourites. Not sure whether I will do it again. Might.

sgordon's picture

This chicken is so delicious, ends up being a fairly large portion but it's just so tasty, my 2 kids also love it so a good addition to family meals.

Served it to my family for a special birthday celebration for my dad and it got the thumbs up there also. Haven't changed the recipe atall, I think it is great just as it is. Served with roasted potatoes and green veg but you don't need much with it.

poppyplanet's picture
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I realised I bought skinless chicken but I just slit the chicken through the middle and put the filling inside then wrapped. It was fabby tho!

christinep22's picture
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i also left the lemon out but thats just my preference

christinep22's picture
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very good recipe, but i also thougt the skin underneath the parma ham didnt crisp up enough so i will leave the skin off next time and actually stuff the chicken breast itself. i made this for my partner, he liked it but thought there was too much rosemary and needed a little more garlic. i will change this next time i make it for him.
did any of yours explode open in the oven and how do istop this happening?

stephenjoanne's picture
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Loved this recipe, def will be making again. Doubled quantity to suit 4 people and served with jersey royals and green salad.

catbail's picture
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You don't need skin on breasts for this, just cut a horizontal slit into a boneless breast, season inside and fill it with whatever - Philadelphia mixed with grated mozzarella is good, or add finely chopped mushrooms or broccoli, or sometimes I just use light Philly on its own (it just keeps the chicken very moist). Wrap the chicken in panacetta and bake for 20 mins - perfect mid-week meal. and the flavour possibilities are endless.

joodes's picture
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So delicious. I made with thighs and added some chopped mint as well as rosemary to mascarpone. So quick and good enough to make for a dinner party

logan_pixie's picture
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This is gorgeous. Its so simple to make too! Made it for Valentines Day and it went down very well. Would be cheap and easy to treat your mum with in Mothers day as well!

leandas2007's picture
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Very nice, used bacon to wrap as that is what I had in fridge, will be making again :o)

amyndaz's picture

Loved this recipe. I whizzed my mixture up in a mini food processor for speed, but it made the mascarpone a bit runny. It was still lovely though!

I also used the spare mascarpone afterwards with some philadelphia, ginger biscuits (crushed) and berrys (frozen pack from sainsburys - defrosted in microwave) to make a very quick and easy cheesecake for afters. That was efficient and yummy too!

lockheart's picture
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excellent, as other, used skinless breasts, and made a pocket. bought wrong ham, parma, but worked just fine. also, didn't have any rosemary so used parsley, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper. worked a treat. served with new pots and peas. YUM.

jarvis4's picture
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Lovely. Did this for friends, with Nigel Slaters sweet potato mash with rosemary,garlic and chilli, and sauted asparagus. Yum. I added some extra herbs to the mascarpone as I had them and lots of pepper. Great as could prepare before friends arrived, so wasn't tied to the kitchen.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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