I am 100% totally and utterly obsessed with Philadelphia cheese. I'd like to say that I do not enjoy eating it straight out the tub - but then I would be lying. Regular Philly, Chocolate Philly, even Chilli Philly, give me a good movie a teaspoon and I'm in soft cheese heaven.
Wondering round my favourite food shop of them all today, Waitrose, I decided to pick up Philadelphia's Light Chives edition and pondered all day about what wondrous thing I could make later for dinner. Also purchasing chicken and parma ham, I decided to make Parma Ham Chicken Escalopes (original title I know) - accompanied by some delicious roasted vegetables, and it only took 20 minutes.
What you need:
2 large boneless chicken breasts
100g Philadelphia Light with Chives
2 slices of parma ham
4 tablespoons of white wine
As well as a couple of glugs of olive oil and some seasonal veg
So where to start.
Pre-heat your oven to 180°C or 350°F.
Place your two chicken breasts on a chopping board and cover with cling film.
BANG BANG BANG the chicken pieces with a rolling pin or mallet (or whatever weapon like object you've got lying around) until the pieces are flattened.
Place a slice of parma ham over the pieces.
Take the Philly and spread it evenly over the parma ham leaving a little of the edge uncovered.
Roll the chicken up and tightly secure in place using a toothpick, thread (just something that wont poison you when you cook it - like plastic string for example).
Onto the veg.
Pick your veggies and cut them up into suitable roastable sizes.
Place into a pan, add a generous helping of olive oil so that they are all covered and whack them into the pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes.
Now onto cooking the chicken.
To seal the chicken, place into a deep frying pan, add some oil and cook on a medium to high heat for about 3 minutes until they're a nice brown colour on all sides. Making sure to turn them occasionally.
Add some wine and simmer for about a minute.
Whilst you're waiting for the minute to be up, I suggest pouring yourself a glass too.
Well, its not fair for the chicken to be having all the fun, is it now?
Turn the heat down a little and place a lid on.
Continue to cook for about 10-12 minutes until the chicken is thoroughly cooked through.
Take out the veggies from the oven and once again admire you chopping skills.
Now time to plate up.
Add the sauce from the frying pan to your chicken (not to worry if you don't have much sauce, just add some more wine and Philly to the fry pan to make some more).
Now pour pour pour.