Parma Ham-Wrapped Chicken Breasts Stuffed With Ricotta

This tasty chicken dish is certain to be a favourite at any family dinner. Easy to prepare and perfect for the 'back-to-school' season.

Cut a deep incision into each chicken breast and fill with a mix of ricotta, herbs, Parmigiano Reggiano and seasoning.

Place the chicken evenly on slices of Parma Ham and wrap around. Roast the breasts until cooked through and serve with steamed greens.

Parma Ham is a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product and is 100% natural. The drying process that Parma Ham goes through creates a ham that is very low in fat content, with many mineral salts, vitamins, antioxidants and easily digestible proteins. This means that Parma Ham is truly a food for everyone.

Prosciutto di Parma is produced in the hills surrounding the Italian town of Parma.

The unique taste of Parma Ham is dependent on the traditional production process passed down from Roman times, carefully controlled by the Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma.  Only hams that have passed stringent curing regulations approved by the EU can be awarded the stamp of the Ducal crown – a five pointed coronet logo with PARMA in the centre which is branded onto the ham's skin.  The Ducal Crown is now a certification trademark.

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Parma Ham-Wrapped Chicken Breasts stuffed with Ricotta and Herbs

Serves 2

2 large, skin-on, chicken breasts

125g ricotta

½ tbsp fresh tarragon

½ tbsp fresh thyme

20g grated Parmigiano Reggiano

Salt and pepper

8 slices Parma Ham

Preheat the oven to 200oC
Using a sharp knife, make a deep incision to form a pocket in the centre of each chicken breast
Combine the ricotta, herbs and Parmigiano Reggiano in a bowl and season. Spoon the ricotta filling into each chicken breast and seal
Lay four slices of Parma Ham on a flat surface, overlapping slightly. Place a stuffed chicken breast in the middle of the Parma Ham sheet and wrap the Parma Ham around the meat tightly to ensure the filling is sealed in. Place on a baking tray and repeat with the second chicken breast
Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. Serve with your choice of steamed greens

Photography: Steve Lee

Recipe and Food Styling: Dialogue Agency


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