Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Pesto and Goats Cheese Chicken Breasts Wrapped in Parma Ham

These wonderful people have been staying with us for a few days.... brother and his girlfriend in case you were wondering, aka Uncle Adam and Auntie Lucy. So we made the most of a sunny day and drove to Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire. We took long walks through the trees (which mostly involved Adam and Toby playing hide and seek very noisily), had a spot of lunch, and did some crafting. Musn't forget the crafting. I think we enjoyed this way more than any sensible adult should have...
Then just enough sun left to chill in the garden with some tea.

And bubbles. Oh yeah, tea and bubbles. That's how we roll.

For dinner I prepared these chicken breasts. Simply slice through the middle so that they open out. Now spread with basil pesto:

Add some soft crumbly goats cheese and two fresh basil leaves per breast:

Wrap each breast in two slices of parma ham. Secure with a cocktail stick and place onto a baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil, then cook in an oven pre-heated to 180'C for 45 minutes.

Before putting the chicken in the oven, I par-boiled some new potatoes. Then roasted in the oven with some herbs, garlic and olive oil for about the same the time as the chicken.

Serve with some salad, wine, and happy faces!

1 comment:

  1. christine parkhouse13 April 2011 at 13:15

    Lovely to see you all having a grest



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