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Tarragon & almond chicken

Tarragon & almond chicken

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Tarragon is a perfect partner to chicken, and this dish will taste fabulous served outside on a summery day, with crusty bread to mop up the melted butter...

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal311
fat17g
saturates8g
carbs1g
sugars0g
fibre1g
protein39g
low insalt1.05g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to fan 180C/ conventional 200C/gas 6. Pat each chicken breast dry with kitchen paper. Make three lengthways slits in the top of each breast, cutting halfway through the meat.

  • STEP 2

    Cream the butter with the herbs until smooth, then blend in the almonds and a pinch of salt. Divide into 4 equal parts and spread one portion in the slits in each breast. Gently press the meat together to reform the shape.

  • STEP 3

    Wrap the prosciutto well around each breast, overlapping the ends (you shouldn’t need cocktail sticks to secure it). Lay the parcels in an oiled ovenproof dish and cover loosely with a piece of buttered grease proof paper or foil. (The chicken breasts can be kept like this in the fridge for 2-8 hours, but let them come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking.)

  • STEP 4

    Bake the chicken for 20 minutes, removing the butter paper or foil for the last 5 minutes. Remove the dish from the oven and allow the chicken to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to individual plates and spoon over the melted butter that has collected in the bottom of the dish. Scatter with extra tarragon and some freshly ground pepper.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2003

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