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Chicken Breasts Stuffed W Mozzarella and Ham Wt Tomato Sauce

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • ------------------------------CHICKEN BREASTS------------------------------
  • 4 lg Chicken breasts; skin left
  • -on
  • 5 tb Olive oil
  • 150 g Mozzarella cheese; drained
  • -and cubed
  • 1/4 ts Dried rosemary; ...or...
  • 1 sm Fresh rosemary sprig;
  • -divided into leaves, plus
  • -extra garnish
  • 4 sl Cooked ham or prosciutto
  • -crudo; cut into thin
  • Trips
  • Strips
  • Wooden cocktail sticks; to
  • -secure
  • 1/2 Glass dry white wine
  • Salt and freshly ground
  • -black pepper
  • -SAUCE ---
  • 3 tb Olive oil
  • 2 Cloves garlic; peeled and
  • -crushed
  • 1 400 g can premium chopped
  • -tomatoes
  • 9 Fresh basil leaves; torn in
  • -small pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground
  • -black pepper


idea makes the most of the silky texture and delicate flavour of the
cheese. If you want to, serve with a rich tomato sauce or vary the flavour
with different herbs. Serves 4 Preparation time: 40 minutes Calories/Fat
per serving: 649 cals/54g Cost per serving: £1.90

1. Make a deep slit in the side of each chicken breast to form a pocket.
Brush the inside of each pocket with a little oil, then season with salt
and pepper. Divide the mozzarella, rosemary and ham among the four pockets.
Seal each pocket closed with two wooden cocktail sticks.

2. Heat the remaining oil in a large, lidded frying pan and seal the
chicken on either side until golden brown, then pour the wine over. Burn
off the alcohol for 2 minutes, then season.

3. Lower the heat, cover and simmer gently for 25 minutes or until the
chicken is cooked through. Remove the cocktail sticks, garnish with
rosemary and serve with the Garlic, Tomato and Basil Sauce.

GARLIC, TOMATO AND BASIL SAUCE A rich, glossy tomato sauce that will
complement many dishes. Serves 4 Preparation time: 25 minutes Calories/Fat
per serving: 132 cals / 11g Cost per serving: 30p

1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and gently fry the garlic until
soft. Pour in the tomatoes, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the
sauce is thick and glossy.

2. Stir in the basil leaves and season with salt and pepper. Serve with the
Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Mozzarella and Ham.

Suggested Wine: Tesco Merlot del Piave (see notes)

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