Parma ham wrapped chicken breasts with cranberry jus

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    Chicken breasts wrapped in Parma ham and served with a freshly cooked cranberry sauce.

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    Serves: 4 

    • For the cranberry jus
    • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 100ml (3 ½ fl oz) orange juice
    • 150g (5 oz) fresh cranberries
    • For the chicken
    • 50g butter, softened
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 4 large chicken breast fillets
    • 8 slices Parma ham
    • 300ml (1/2 pint) hot chicken stock

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
    2. To prepare the jus: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in the cranberries and cook until they start to pop (about ten minutes). Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. You may wish to sieve the jus at this point. The jus will thicken as it cools.
    3. To prepare the chicken, beat together the butter and garlic in a bowl. Make a deep slit in each chicken breast. Spread the butter and garlic mixture inside each chicken breast and close the chicken back together. Wrap each breast in two slices of Parma ham. Place in a roasting tin. Pour the hot stock around the chicken.
    4. Roast for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. If serving roast potatoes, cook them in a roasting tin when the chicken goes into the oven.
    5. Remove the chicken from the oven and out of the roasting pan and cover with aluminium foil. Leave for ten minutes. If serving vegetables, steam them now.
    6. Slice the chicken and drizzle over the cranberry jus. Serve with vegetables.

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    Tasted better w a bit of Rosemary.  -  09 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I found the chicken to be a little tasteless the first time I tried the recipe, so the second time I doubled the garlic, reduced the amount of chicken stock, and added a little brie cheese to the center. I also found that the dish was better with some sweet cranberry SAUCE instead of the jus. First attempt was a 3 star, but the 2nd with the brie was a 5... So I gave it 4 stars.  -  09 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was wonderful. Nice flavor and easy to make. I used canned cranberries instead. Chicken was moist and full of flavor.  -  18 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)