Vicky's Mozzarella & Pesto Stuffed Chicken wrapped in Parma Ham

Vicky's Mozzarella & Pesto Stuffed Chicken wrapped in Parma Ham


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About this recipe: This is my all time fav chicken recipe. Simple ingredients with amazing results... You won't be disappointed!

Laceylea Lancashire, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 180g jar red pesto (of your choice chilli, red pepper etc.)
  • 1 ball mozzarella (thinly sliced), 3 slices per breast
  • 8 slices Parma ham (2 slices per chicken breast)
  • sprinkle chilli flakes (optional)
  • pepper to taste (optional)

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 C / gas mark 6.
  2. Down the side of each chicken breast, slice to make a pocket. Be careful not to cut through the the other side. With a small spoon spread a generous about of the pesto into each chicken pocket. Place the mozzarella into the chicken pocket , then add more pesto if desired. Place 2 slices of Parma ham onto a chopping board (overlapping a little) place 1 chicken breast onto the ham and wrap as tightly as you can, repeat with the remaining chicken and ham. (This can be a little messy.) More pesto can be added over the parma ham if you like once it's wrapped.
  3. Place the chicken breasts onto a baking tray sprinkle with pepper and chilli flakes. Cook for 25-30 on the middle shelf of your oven until cooked. Plate up and serve with mash carrots or the veg of your choice.. Enjoy ...


You can always add a little fresh basil with the pesto and mozzarella if you desire.

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Reviews (4)


all the filling came out so I was disappointed, but I will try it again and maybe use cocktail sticks next time to keep the filling in. - 07 Oct 2012


This was pretty easy to make and tasted great Will definitely be making again. I did some roasted onions and peppers to go with. - 08 Dec 2012


Made this at the weekend. Very easy to make and tasted lovely. Will make again. - 06 Jan 2016

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