Chicken with crispy Parma ham

Chicken with crispy Parma ham

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
A delicious low-fat dish in just 30 minutes, perfect if friends drop by midweek

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal302
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein42g
  • salt0.96g
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  • 450g new potato, halved if large
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 225g runner bean, trimmed and sliced
    Runner bean

    Runner bean

    Run-ner beens

    Runner beans have been growing in South America for over 2000 years, and are a popular garden…

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp 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…

  • 4 slices Parma ham
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • juice 1 lemon



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


  1. Cook the new potatoes in boiling salted water for 10-15 mins, until just tender, adding the green beans for the final 2 mins. Meanwhile, put each chicken breast between two sheets of cling film and bash them with a rolling pin until they’re about 1cm thick. Season.

  2. Heat a large frying pan and add the Parma ham. Cook for 2 mins, until crisp. Drain on kitchen paper. Add the oil to the pan and add two of the chicken breasts. Cook for 3 mins each side, transfer to a plate and keep warm. Cook the other two breasts in the same way.

  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the garlic and lemon juice. Toss in the drained beans and potatoes and crumble in the Parma ham. Divide the chicken and veg between four plates.

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22nd Oct, 2013
Really tasty but too much lemon for our liking. Will definitely be making again just with less lemon. The crispy Parma Ham was amazing
6th Mar, 2013
Made this yesterday and it went down a treat. Though little bit too lemony for our taste. Next time I will put less lemon with it or buy a smaller one :)
20th Sep, 2012
easy, very quick and delicious! The whole family loved it. This will be made again and again
4th Jul, 2012
Easy & quick and totally delicious!
11th Jun, 2012
ok bit dull
8th Mar, 2012
Loved this recipe cooked twice in last week fresh and healthy and don't feel bloated x
5th Sep, 2011
Enjoyed this... would recommend!
25th Jul, 2011
Did this for when my family came to visit, Lovely dish, everyone enjoyed it. Although I did have to make some gravy with it, as my brother and boyfriend moaned about there not being gravy! Usual ha ha.
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