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Chicken Caprese

recipe qfaug16 4Gratinated chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella in prosciutto ham with tomatoes and mozzarella

Ingredients:
Four chicken breasts, each 150g, skinned
salt and freshly ground pepper
Two large tomatoes
125g mozzarella cheese
Three tablespoons of cooking oil
Some prepared basil leaves
Eight slices of prosciutto ham

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: easy

recipe qfaug16 1

Step one:
Preheat the grill. Run the chicken breast fillet under cold running water and dry. Season with salt and pepper.

recipe qfaug16 2Step two:
Wash, dry and cut out the stems of the tomatoes. Cut the tomatoes each in slices. Drain mozzarella and cut into eight slices and cut the rest in pieces.

Step three:
Cut a pocket on the small side of each chicken breast and fill with the Mozzarella and then wrap in 2 prosciutto ham slices.

Step four:
Heat cooking oil in a heat-resistant pan. Fry the chicken breasts for about 10 minutes on both sides.
Step five:
recipe qfaug16 3Top each parcel with two tomato slices and sprinkle with pepper. Then place two slices of mozzarella on each and sprinkle again with pepper.

Step six:
Put the heat-resistant pan under the preheated grill in the oven and grill for 5-10 minutes until the cheese begins to melt. If your pan is not heat resistant you can use a baking dish.

Step seven:
Garnish with basil leaves before serving. Buttered rice, garlic toast or a salad make perfect accompanying dishes depending on your preference.

Tips:
If your oven has no grill, you can place the heat-resistant pan (or baking dish) in a preheated oven at about 200°C (fan oven) or gas mark 4-5 and bake for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese runs.
Enjoy, with all the best wishes from your chef Dani Mottillo. Antica Italia Restaurant Quesada.