Chicken stuffed with herby mascarpone

Chicken stuffed with herby mascarpone

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(148 ratings)

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

  • 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…


  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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TiffanyJayne's picture
22nd Oct, 2019
Fantastic!! The prosciutto made it a little salty, but it worked with the rosemary and mascarpone :) we will definitely be making again!
11th Sep, 2019
This was lovely. I used Philadelphia cheese and wrapped in pancetta. Didn’t use lemon. As my chicken was large I did have to cook for 30 minutes. Because my roasting tin does not work on my hob, whilst the chicken was resting I put the pan juices and escaped cheese into a small pan and added a good glut or two of white wine and this made a fabulous sauce. Served with jacket potatoes and green beans.
Frantic Flapjack
29th Apr, 2019
This worked really well. Husband loved it. It looks dinner party style but with little effort.
15th Aug, 2018
Super easy and quick recipe. Only thing is the mascarpone doesn't always stay in. The first time i made this it had no mascarpone in the middle at all and this made the chicken breasts quite dry. I served this with mash and broccoli and it was pretty much enjoyed by all.
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Joshua Queen
12th Jun, 2018
This has quickly become one of my staple recipes. As a solo chef, I tend to cook recipes for two so that I can have one portion for dinner, and another for lunch the next day and this fits the bill perfectly. I've also cooked it for family and it was universally praised.
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Pauline Allan
8th May, 2018
Delicious and easy. I served with sweet potato mash and the family gobbled it up. Great recipe. My breasts were on the large side so took 25 mins.
31st Aug, 2017
Quick, easy and delicious. Equally good cold the next day in sandwiches or with a salad. Special enough for a dinner party.
11th Jan, 2016
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
29th Aug, 2015
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
9th Mar, 2015
simple and good visual. enjoyed my dinner.


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trinaz's picture
29th Aug, 2015
Bacon can be used instead of prosciutto.
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