Project Description

Chicken with Apple in Prosciutto

Chicken with Apple in Prosciutto can be served hot or cold. It therefore makes a great picnic recipe.

Serves: 6-8
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes


2–3 apples, peeled and chopped
5 sprigs lemon thyme, plus extra to serve
5-6 chicken breast fillets (approx 1.4 kilos)
12 slices prosciutto

1/3 cup (75g) whole egg mayonnaise
1/3 cup (70g) natural yoghurt
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 teaspoon balsamic glaze


  1. Preheat oven to 180’C (160’C) fan. Lightly oil a baking tray or line with baking paper.
  2. Cook apple, covered, in a microwave (or on the cooktop) with a couple of tablespoons water for 5 minutes, until tender. Drain, reserving liquid. Cool. Mix apple with lemon thyme leaves.
  3. Lay two slices of prosciutto together to form a rectangle. Repeat with remaining prosciutto. Lay each chicken breast flat on top of a prosciutto rectangle, cut a small pocket down length of inside of each breast and fill with apple mixture. Roll to form a torpedo shape, encasing each with prosciutto. Place seam side down prepared tray. Bake for 15 mins, until just cooked through. Cool.
  4. For the dressing; mix reserved juice from apple and any juices from chicken with remaining ingredients.
  5. To serve, slice chicken on a diagonal and place on a platter. Spoon over dressing and serve extra in a jug. Scatter with extra lemon thyme sprigs. Serve with Fennel and Raddichio Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette.

Lyndey’s Note: Balsamic glaze is reduced balsamic vinegar and comes in many flavours. Available in supermarkets and delis. You could replace this with caramelised balsamic or honey in the dressing.

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Fennel & Radicchio Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Serves: 6-8
Preparation time: 15 minutes


1 radicchio
1 baby cos lettuce
1 small frisee
2 baby fennel bulbs, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon snipped chives

Lemon Vinaigrette
1/3 cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ tablespoons (30 ml) lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, crushed
½ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Combine vinaigrette ingredients in a screw top jar and shake well.
  2. Wash and dry salad ingredients, separating leaves. Place in a large bowl with fennel and chives. Just before serving, toss with vinaigrette.

Lyndey’s Note: If baby fennel aren’t available use a large bulb but discard the outer leaves.