Chicken Supremes stuffed with Parmigiano-Reggiano and Parma ham recipe

Recipe from Discover the Origin with Matt Tebbutt

Served with a Douro Valley red wine
Serves 4

Chicken Supremes stuffed with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Parma HamIngredients:

For the chicken

4 chicken breasts, skin and wing bone attached
4 slices of Parma Ham
A handful of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese – grated
1 packet green beans
400g couscous
Salt and fresh black pepper

For the tomato sauce

16 cherry tomatoes, chopped
100g black olives, drained and chopped
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
a glug of red wine and balsamic vinegar
Olive Oil
Salt and fresh black pepper


For the Chicken:

  1. Trim the wing bone and tidy up the skin on the chicken
  2. Carefully open up a cavity in the chicken. Put the Parma Ham, half
    of the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and freshly-ground black pepper into
    the cavity
  3. Seal the chicken in a hot pan with some olive oil to crisp up the skin
  4. Place in a roasting tin, skin-side up and sprinkle over the rest of
    the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese Roast in the oven for 10-20 minutes at
    160C/325F/Gas 3
  5. Meanwhile, cut the green beans in half and cook in boiling water for
    6 minutes. Drain and add to the cooked couscous for serving. Season

For the Tomato sauce:

  1. For the sauce, heat up 3 tbsp of olive oil in a deep frying pan
  2. Fry the onions and garlic until golden
  3. Add the tomatoes, a glug of red wine and balsamic vinegar and the caster sugar. Cook gently on a low heat for 20 minutes
  4. Add the olives, basil and seasoning before serving
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Qin Xie
Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef. When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN. Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014. According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.

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