Mediterranean Chicken with Parma Ham Recipe

Mediterranean Chicken with Parma Ham Recipe

Mediterranean Chicken with Parma Ham Recipe

Prep Time
20 Minutes
Cook Time
35 Minutes
Chicken breasts stuffed with a tasty garlic flavoured butter, wrapped in Parma ham and cooked in stock for rich and tender results. Delicious served with puy lentils flavoured with olive oil and Herbes de Provence.
  • 4 x 175 gram (6 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 50 gram (2 ounce) softened butter

  • 4 tablespoons Garlic Italian Seasoning

  • 8 slices of Parma ham

  • 150 millilitre (1/4 pint) chicken stock

  • 225 gram (8 ounce) dried Puy lentils, washed and drained

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1-2 tablespoons Herbes de Provence


  • 1 Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4. Cut a slit into the side of each chicken breast to form a pocket and then open out to form a butterfly.
  • 2 In a bowl mix together the butter and Perfect Shake Garlic Italian Special Blend. Spread the butter mixture inside the opened chicken breast and roll back up.
  • 3 Wrap 2 slices of ham around each chicken breast and secure with a cocktail stick. Place the chicken breasts in a small ovenproof dish and pour over the chicken stock.
  • 4 Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes or until cooked through, removing the foil for the last 10 minutes.
  • 5 Meanwhile, boil the lentils in unsalted water for 15-20 minutes. Drain and return to the pan. Toss with the oil and Herbes de Provence. Spoon onto plates. Place the chicken on top and drizzle over the cooking juices.
  • 6 Serve with grilled, halved tomatoes.