Chicken stuffed with Goats Cheese, Serrano Ham and Tomato
A very delicious variation of Chicken Cordon Bleu, the tartness of the creamy goat cheese paired with the fresh basil and serrano ham compliment and balance the moist and tender chicken.
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Instructions
  1. First beat out each chicken breast until it is about 1.5 cms thick.
  2. To do this place the chicken breast on a board, cover with a piece of cling film and beat gently with a rolling pin, making sure you don’t make any holes in the meat.
  3. Spread each chicken breast with 1 tsp of tomato pesto and then place a piece of Serrano ham on top.
  4. Place 3 basil leaves in a line at one end and spread 4 tsp of soft goats cheese on top.
  5. Starting at the top, by the goats’ cheese, roll the chicken into a cylindrical shape.
  6. Wrap the chicken breasts in cling film so they are tightly sealed and tie securely at each end.
  7. Place them in a large saucepan of simmering water, completely covered and simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. In a sauté pan, add the olive oil and butter.
  9. Remove the chicken from the cling film wrapping and sauté for 5 minutes until a nice golden brown, basting regularly with the butter.
Recipe Notes

To serve, slice the chicken breasts diagonally into thick slices and serve with dauphinoise potatoes, a chicken and masala jus, haricot beans and a few roasted cherry tomatoes.