Chicken breasts receive a flavour boost, inside and out, with a festive cranberry stuffing and a Parma ham wrapping. Kids will love preparing the cauliflower cheesy breadcrumbs

Method
1.
Make a small incision in the thickest part of each chicken breast, being careful not to cut all the way through but allowing enough room for the stuffing
2.
Divide the cranberries into 4 equal portions and stuff into the incision of each breast. Season the chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper and arrange 2-3 basil leaves on top of each breast
Room for a little one
Your little helpers can help to stuff each chicken breast with the cranberries for this step!
3.
Wrap a slice of Parma ham around each breast, ensuring you cover the basil and the opening of the incision. Wrap each breast tightly in cling film and place in the fridge
4.
Preheat the oven to 190˚C/gas mark 5
5.
Remove the stem from the cauliflower and cut into quarters. Using a small sharp knife or your hands, break the cauliflower up into small florets
6.
In a large bowl, combine the vegetable oil, salt, garlic and cauliflower. Toss to coat the florets and spread out on a baking tray
7.
Place into the oven for 20-25 minutes until tender and browned at the edges
8.
Meanwhile, add the breadcrumbs, parsley, thyme, oregano, olive oil and Parmesan to a bowl and mix well
VideoVideo: Make breadcrumbs
Room for a little one
Get the kids to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in to mixing the ingredients for the cauliflower coating
9.
Once tender, remove the cauliflower from the oven and toss with the crumb mixture. Place back on the baking tray and set aside. Increase the oven temperature to 220˚C/gas mark 7
10.
Place a heavy-based pan over a high heat and add olive oil. Once hot, add the chicken breasts and cook until golden, approximately 2-3 minutes. Turn and repeat to cook the opposite sides
11.
Transfer the breasts to an oven dish and bake for 10–12 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. 5 minutes before the chicken is ready, return the cauliflower to the oven
12.
Remove the breasts and cauliflower from the oven and divide onto 4 plates. Serve immediately
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Ingredients

Stuffed chicken breasts

Cauliflower cheesy breadcrumbs

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

627
31%

Sugars

21g
23%

Fat

29g
41%

Saturates

6g
28%

Salt

2908mg
48%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
Chicken breasts are stuffed with cranberries and wrapped in tasty Parma ham in this recipe from Colin McGurran. Kids will love the cheesy crumb on the cauliflower accompaniment

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