Stuffed chicken breasts

By Helen
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

Chicken

Salsa

  • a handful of baby plum tomatoes roughly chopped and seeds discarded
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 flat white peaches or 1 peach or nectarine, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 0.5 lime zest and juice
  • 1 small chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic finely chopped or grated
  • 10 sprigs coriander leaves finely chopped

Twist

Try adding sweet juicy peaches to your favourite salsa or substitute with your favourite fruit in season.

Serving

Serve the chicken with the salsa and a green salad.

This is the perfect recipe for a typical mid-week supper – the type of evening when you come home late from work, running errands or picking up your children from their after-school activities.

Simply open a snack pack of flavoured Apetina cheese, slit open a chicken breast, stuff it with the Apetina cubes, wrap with ham or bacon and fry while you make the salsa and salad. I use the flavoured oil from the cheese in my salad dressing so nothing goes to waste.

The trick to making a great salsa is to use the best ingredients at their perfect ripeness – once ripe, avocados can be kept in the fridge to preserve their perfection for a few days, however doing the same to a tomato will rob it of all its fragrance and flavour.

Instructions

Open and drain the Apetina cubes using a sieve, keep the oil. Carefully cut a pocket into each chicken breast and stuff with 6-8 cubes of Apetina. If needed, firmly hold one end of each strip of bacon and stretch it by pulling while running the back of a knife along it. Wrap each piece of stuffed chicken breast in two strips of bacon or slices of prosciutto, place on a chopping board and cover with cling film or plastic wrap. Use a rolling pin to gently bash each chicken piece to slightly flatten it. Heat the oil and butter in a heavy frying pan and fry the chicken over a medium heat for about 10 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through.

While the chicken is cooking, prepare the salsa by combining all the ingredients in a bowl, adjusting the amount of chilli, garlic and coriander to your taste. Season with salt and pepper.

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