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Valentines Day Chicken – Nduja & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

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Are you looking for something a bit special for Valentines Day? Then look no further than this gorgeous Nduja & Cheese stuffed chicken breast, wrapped in basil & prosciutto served with red pepper sauce.

Serves: 2

For the sauce:
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 jar (480g) roasted red peppers, drained and sliced
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 100ml double cream
  • Salt & pepper
  • Pre-heat the oven to 190c
  • In a bowl, mix the nduja, ricotta and mozzarella until combined. Season with salt & pepper
  • Using a sharp knife, slice a pocket in to each chicken breast then fill the pocket with the nduja & cheese mixture
  • Lay out 3 slices of prosciutto per breast then sit each breast on top
  • Add 4-5 basil leaves to the chicken and then wrap the prosciutto around each breast, making sure the cheese mixture is secure
  • Cook in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until the chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 73c
  • While the chicken is cooking, add the butter to a pan over medium heat.
  • Gently fry the onion for 2-3 minutes then the garlic for another minute
  • Add in the red peppers and cook for another 2-3 minutes
  • Add the chicken stock and season with salt & pepper
  • Simmer for a few minutes and then remove from the heat and stir in the cream
  • Carefully pour in to a blender and blend until smooth
  • Add back in to a saucepan and keep warm until the chicken is ready to serve
serving suggestion - herby new potatoes and grilled asparagus. Pour the sauce over the chicken and finish with a touch of parmesan.

Smokin elkRecipe Courtesy of The Smokin Elk

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