Parma ham wrapped chicken with creamy lentils

Yummy food ready in 20 minutes. I do love lentils.


2 skinless chicken breast fillets

2 small sprigs of rosemary, leaves picked and finely chopped

4 slices Parma ham

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 shallots, finely chopped

1 x 250g pack Merchant Gourmet ready-to-eat Puy lentils

1½ tsp crème fraîche

zest and juice of ½ lemon

½ x 28g pack flat-leaf parsley, leaves chopped

1 x 60g bag wild rocket


Sandwich the chicken between 2 sheets of clingfilm, then bash out using a rolling pin until doubled in size. Season, scatter over the rosemary and wrap each breast in 2 slices of Parma ham, overlapping the ham slightly.

Heat half the oil in a saucepan and slowly soften the shallots for 6 minutes. Add the lentils and heat for 2 minutes more. Stir in the crème fraîche, lemon zest, parsley and some seasoning. Dress the rocket with 1⁄2 tablespoon oil, a squeeze of lemon juice and some seasoning.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1⁄2 tablespoon oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the chicken and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until crisp and cooked through. Serve with the creamy lentils and dressed rocket.

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