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17th February
2011
written by Nibblish

Chicken stuffed with homemade pesto and wrapped in proscuitto ham…such a delicious combination of ingredients and so Italian! The ham and the pesto will not only give a rich flavour to the dish, but it will also keep the chicken moist and tender! Its extremely quick and easy to make, yet it looks really impressive on the plate!

Ingredients: (4 people)

4 organic chicken breasts
8 slices of proscuitto ham
1 small bunch of basil
1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
2 cloves of garlic, peeled
1 cup of pine nuts
4 tbsp Olive oil
Sea salt & freshly ground pepper

Instructions

1. Pre-heat the oven on 250 degrees. To prepare the fresh pesto, blend the pesto, parmesan, garlic and pine nuts together. Add in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

2. To stuff the chicken, simply cut each breast open along one side to form a pocket and spoon in some of the pesto mixture.

3. Place 2 slices of prosciutto flat on the surface, overlapping slightly on one end and wrap the ham tightly around the first chicken breasts. Repeat with the other three.

4.Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes.

Make sure you follow the cooking instructions in order to keep the chicken nice and moist. Serve it on a bed of fresh tagilatelle pasta, risotto or green beans for a healthier option!

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