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Serves 4

Chicken wrapped in parma ham

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  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 80g soft cheese with garlic and herbs
  • 8 slices of parma ham
  • Olive oil
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Handful fresh basilleaves
  • Salt and Black pepper


    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C/375 F/Gas 5. Slice the chicken breasts length ways almost through. Open out.
    2. Spead the insides of two breasts with pesto, two with garlic and herb cheese. Close them up.
    3. Wrap a couple of slices of Parma ham roughly round the outside of each one. Lay in the dish. Season.
    4. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. Add lemon wedges. Scatter herbs over top. Bake for 30 minutes. Eat hot, warm or cold.

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7th Oct, 2008
this was a fab recipe made it look as if i'd slaved in the kitchen for hours but it was so quick and easy - used low fat soft cheese and added my own garlic and italian herbs. mmmm will be cooked again and again
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