20 January 2012

Chicken, Chorizo and Mozzarella Recipe

I made this last night and I can safely say it is easy and super tasty, which is why it has quickly become one of my favourite recipes (since we bought nearly a kilo of chorizo that was going cheap in Sainsbury's just before Christmas anyway).

Ingredients: Serves 4
  • 4 chicken breast fillets
  • 12 slices chorizo (you could use ham instead)
  • 125g mozzarella, sliced into 4
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 50g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

1. Preheat the oven to 200c, gas mark 6.
2. Make a cut down one side of each chicken breast and open out. Cover with clingfilm and beat with a rolling pin to flatten out.
3. Lay 3 slices of chorizo on each breast then top with a slice of mozzarella. Season with pepper and fold over to cover the filling. Secure with a few cocktail sticks or small metal skewer.

4. Season the egg and dip each chicken breast into the egg, or as I tend to do just get your hands in and smother the egg over the chicken (stops it falling apart), then coat with the breadcrumbs.

5. Place the coated breasts on a baking tray, sprinkle with the oil and cook in the oven for 25–30 minutes until golden and cooked through, turning once during cooking.

6. I usually serve with some wedges or a green salad.
    This recipe is really simple to make for 1 or 2 people you just need to quarter/half the ingredients, it's not one of the cheaper meals you could make but it looks impressive. If you are making a pizza any time and you have some left over chorizo and mozzarella this is perfect for using them up.

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