Chicken and mozzarella in tomato sauce recipe

In this fun Italian recipe, you flatten chicken breasts with a rolling pin to make a quick supper with mozzarella and Parma ham

Serves 4

Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 skinned chicken breasts
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • 500g tub fresh tomato pasta sauce
  • 75g pitted black olives
  • Handful shredded fresh basil leaves, plus 8 whole leaves
  • 125g mozzarella ball, cut into 8 thin slices and patted dry with kitchen paper
  • 4 slices Parma ham

Method

  1. Using a rolling pin, flatten the chicken breasts between 2 sheets of cling film into 5mm thick escalopes. Brush with a little olive oil, season, and cook in a hot frying pan for 3-4 minutes, turning halfway, until cooked and golden.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high. In a small pan, heat the pasta sauce until hot. Stir in the olives and shredded basil.

  3. Pour into a shallow ovenproof dish, lay the chicken on top and cover each escalope with 2 mozzarella slices, 2 basil leaves and 1 slice Parma ham. Grill for 5-6 minutes, until bubbling. Serve with olive oil mash and green vegetables.

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Contributed by delicious. magazine

Contributed by delicious. magazine

Tuesday 25 September 2007
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