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Chicken Breasts with Iberian Ham

These recipes for Chicken Breasts with Iberian Ham have been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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Iberian ham is simply divine when cooked with chicken, the combination of flavours and the method of cooking results in a tender, succulent melt in the mouth dish.

Ingredients for Chicken Breasts with Iberian Ham

4 medium sized chicken breasts
200g thin slices of Jamon Iberico de Bellota
Olive oil

How to make Chicken Breasts with Iberian Ham

  • Slice the top off each chicken breast all the way from top to bottom so you are left with eight thin chicken fillets.
  • Cut each slice of Iberian ham lengthways down the middle so you have thin strips of ham
  • Make three long cuts in the middle of the fillet about 1 cm apart, one above the other. Don't cut all the way to the ends.
  • Take one strip of Iberian ham and thread it up and under through the chicken (like sewing) so you are left with a kind of lattice effect. Do the same with another thin strip. You should get two strips of ham in each fillet.
  • Once you have done all the chicken fillets, dust them lightly in flour.
  • Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and gently brown the chicken on both sides.
  • Remove from the pan and place on a baking tray. Cook in a moderate oven for about 30 - 40 minutes until the chicken is golden brown but still tender.

Serves 4

Chicken Breasts with Iberian Ham Chicken Breasts with Iberian Ham

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