Stuffed Chicken Breast with Yellow Pepper Sauce

For a taste of Italy try Gino D'Acampo's recipe for stuffed chicken breast served with a colourful yellow pepper sauce
By Gino D'Acampo
Stuffed Chicken Breast with Yellow Pepper Sauce
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  • Serves: 1
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Effort: medium

Ingredients

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  • 1 chicken breast fillet, skinned
  • 100 g provola (smoked mozzarella) cheese
  • 100 g mortadella, finely sliced
  • 3-4 tinned anchovies, in oil drained
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • black pepper
  • half a large onions, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, finely chopped
  • 100 g celery, finely chopped
  • 2 yellow peppers, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 50 ml dry white wine
  • 50 ml single cream
  • half tsp ground saffron
  • mixed salad, seasoned with salt and home-made flavoured olive oil to serve

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200ÂșC/gas 6.

2. Open out the chicken breast fillet. Place between two sheets of cling film and pound flat, using a chef's mallet or rolling pin.

3. Take the flattened chicken breast and layer with provola cheese and mortadella. Top with the anchovy fillets. Roll the chicken breast up over the filling and secure with toothpicks.

4. Place the rolled chicken breast in a lightly oiled roasting tray, drizzle with a tablespoon of olive oil, season with salt and freshly ground pepper and roast for 20 minutes, until cooked through.

5. Meanwhile, heat the remaining olive oil in a frying pan. Add the onion, carrot, celery and yellow pepper. Fry, stirring often, until softened, around 5 minutes.

6. Add the white wine and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the cream and ground saffron. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Cook for 5 minutes until thickened. Blend the yellow pepper sauce in a jug blender or food processor until smooth, then gently re-heat.

7. Place 4-5 tablespoons of the yellow pepper sauce on a warm serving plate. Slice the roasted stuffed chicken breast and place on top of the sauce. Serve at once with the salad on the side.

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