Chicken with Sage and Onion Stuffing wrapped in Parma Ham

Chicken with Sage and Onion Stuffing wrapped in Parma Ham

Many years ago my dear old Dad made the most delicious dinner. I had come home from University very hungry and he had made pork chops with a twist. Instead of cooking stuffing on the side of the dish he decided to spread the stuffing over the top. Now I don’t know whether it’s because I was a poor hungry student or if it was a tasty meal. I think it’s the later statement that’s true.

Nowadays I can no longer eat meals like this one. I discovered a slight gluten intolerance so shop brought stuffing has gone from our cupboards. To be honest, I much prefer making my own. I had been thinking about this meal a lot lately and I decided to try it with chicken. Oh my goodness, it was just as yummy as my Dad’s pork chop version. My little family and I loved this one and it’s a definite for future dinners too.

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  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Baking tray


  • Chicken Breast x 4
  • Sage x 10 leaves
  • Onions x 1
  • Ground flaxseed or ground almond x 4 tbsps
  • Olive oil x 20mls
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parma ham 8 slices


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 5.
  • Peel then slice and dice the onion.
  • Chop the sage into small pieces.
  • Put a small frying pan onto a high heat on the hob.
  • Add oil to the base of the pan.
  • Once the pan is hot fry the onion for 3 – 5 minutes or until it starts to soften.
  • Then add in the sage and fry for a further minute.
  • Put these ingredients into the small mixing bowl.
  • Add in the ground flaxseed or ground almonds, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix all of these ingredients together.
  • Set the mixture to one side.
  • Slice the chicken breasts down the middle and open them out.
  • Spoon out a quarter of the stuffing onto the bottom half of the breasts.
  • Fold the breasts back over and wrap in the Parma ham.
  • Place on a baking tray.
  • When the oven has preheated put the chicken into the oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until the juices from the chicken have run clear.
  • Leave to rest for about 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Then serve with roast vegetable and enjoy.
Chicken with Sage and Onion Stuffing wrapped in Parma Ham

Chicken with Sage and Onion Stuffing wrapped in Parma Ham was a success in our house. My husband Howard, son Ted and I love roast chicken but the stuffing made it extra tasty. It’s a great meal if you would like a quicker Sunday lunch. It means you won’t have to cook a whole bird. Plus it makes a good mid week roast chicken dinner as well. However you decide to cook this dish, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx