RECIPE: Chicken Saltimbocca

We had this on Sunday. It was delicious BUT I felt it needed some kind of sauce, or at least a "wet" vegetable. But I'll leave it up to you to try it with whatever you like: we had it with Slimming World chips and carrot & courgette strips.

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 slices lean parma ham (or similar)
75g ricotta cheese
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp fresh mixed herbs, chopped (or 1 tbsp dried herbs)

  • Preheat oven to 220°C. 
  • Mix the ricotta, garlic, herbs & seasoning in a bowl.
  • Cut a deep slit in each chicken breast to make a pocket. Divide the ricotta mix in two, and stuff into the slit.
  • Wrap the parma ham around the chicken breast, folding the ends under. Secure with cocktail sticks, if necessary.
  • Place on a baking sheet, lined with parchment (or straight onto a non-stick baking sheet if you're like me.)
  • Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through.

SW 2.5 Syns on Original. 15 on Green...though can the chicken be used as a Healthy Extra? I think so.
Calories on MFP: approximately 270 a portion, but I make no absolute promises on that. It's all a bit "guestimate"!!!

I hope you enjoy it!


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