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Chicken and ham Escalopes Recipe

This recipe uses two low fat main ingredients to make a lovely warming main meal dish.


  • 4 chicken breasts, boned and skinned
  • 4 slices ham
  • 25g (1 oz) margarine
  • 1 shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 50m1 (2 floz) chicken stock
  • 100 ml (4floz) sherry
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • lx 5ml spoon (1 tsp) cornflour
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Orange slices and watercress, to garnish

Method: Beat out the chicken breasts and place a slice of ham on each. Roll up and secure with wooden cocktail sticks. Heat the margarine in a heavy based saucepan and saute shallot, garlic and chicken. Cook until chicken is evenly browned.

Add stock, sherry and orange juice, cover and cook for 30-35 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove cocktail sticks and thickly slice chicken. Place on a serving dish and keep warm.

Blend cornflour with a little water until smooth, pour into pan juices and heat, stirring until thickened. Season to taste. Spoon over the chicken and garnish with orange slices and watercress.

  • Servings 4
  • Preparation Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 35 mins

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