Bacon Wrapped Ham, Cheese and Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breasts - Real Kiwis Real Food
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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins

 4 Chicken skinless breasts
 4 Slices of Ham
 46 Slices of streaky bacon
 34 Dessert spoons of fresh pesto
 Salt & Pepper to taste
 4 Slices of cheese of your choice to wrap in the ham1cm thick by approximately 6cm x 3cm

1

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and place a sheet of baking paper on to an oven tray.

2

Cut a slit along the side of each chicken breast using a small sharp knife to create a pocket to hold the ham, cheese and pesto

3

Lay the slices of ham flat and smear the fresh pesto on to the ham (use as much as you want), place the cheese on top and wrap the ham up so that it will fit inside the pocket in the chicken breast you have made.

4

Place the ham pesto and cheese into the pocket you have made in the chicken breasts so that it fits inside.

5

Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper

6

Wrap the streaky bacon snugly around your chicken breasts, this helps to keep them moist and keep the filling inside.

7

Place on the tray and cook in the preheated oven uncovered for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through

8

Take the chicken out of the oven and leave to rest for 5 minutes before serving

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Ingredients

 4 Chicken skinless breasts
 4 Slices of Ham
 46 Slices of streaky bacon
 34 Dessert spoons of fresh pesto
 Salt & Pepper to taste
 4 Slices of cheese of your choice to wrap in the ham1cm thick by approximately 6cm x 3cm

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and place a sheet of baking paper on to an oven tray.

2

Cut a slit along the side of each chicken breast using a small sharp knife to create a pocket to hold the ham, cheese and pesto

3

Lay the slices of ham flat and smear the fresh pesto on to the ham (use as much as you want), place the cheese on top and wrap the ham up so that it will fit inside the pocket in the chicken breast you have made.

4

Place the ham pesto and cheese into the pocket you have made in the chicken breasts so that it fits inside.

5

Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper

6

Wrap the streaky bacon snugly around your chicken breasts, this helps to keep them moist and keep the filling inside.

7

Place on the tray and cook in the preheated oven uncovered for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through

8

Take the chicken out of the oven and leave to rest for 5 minutes before serving

Bacon Wrapped Ham, Cheese and Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breasts