Chicken breasts wrapped in Parma ham

Chicken breasts wrapped in Parma ham


2 teaspoons dried basil

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

4 cloves garlic, chopped

handful of chopped fresh thyme

4 tablespoons butter or margarine

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets

175g grated mozzarella cheese (optional)

12 slices of Parma ham


  1. In a mixing bowl combine the basil, salt, pepper, garlic, thyme and butter.
  2. Spread butter mix on the chicken. Lay three slices of ham overlapping on a work surface. Place chicken breast on top and sprinkle with grated cheese. Wrap the ham over the top of the chicken. Secure with a wooden skewer if necessary. Repeat for the remaining three chicken breasts.
  3. Bake in oven at 180 C / Gas 4 for 40 minutes.

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