Today's Friday Feast is almost a traditional Sunday roast, but a low-calorie option apparently - although you don't feel terribly self-righteous when scoffing and it's really easy to make! Like a lot of the recipes I save and file away, it came from Woman's Weekly. The Mail on Sunday is another good source of yummy recipes to save :)
Chicken with Parma Ham and Cranberries:
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 large chicken breasts
8 slices Parma ham
300ml hot chicken stock
4tbsp cranberry sauce
6tbsp red wine
Pre heat the oven to 180 C/ 350 F/ Gas 4. In a bowl beat together the butter and garlic. Make a deep slit in each chicken breast. Spread the butter inside each chicken breast and close the chicken back together. Wrap each breast in 2 slices of Parma ham. Place in a roasting tin.
Pour the hot stock around the chicken and roast for 30 mins.
Remove the chicken from the oven and roasting pan and cover with foil and a tea towel. Place the roasting pan on the hob and add the cranberry sauce and red wine. Boil rapidly for 10 mins or until the sauce has thickened.
Slice the chicken and serve with the sauce.
Things I do:
For two of us I still make the full amount of cranberry sauce. I do use red wine but am sure you could substitute either water or cranberry juice.
As I often make this instead of roasting a full Sunday joint, it has to come with the traditional accompaniments of course :)
PS I had a lovely surprise yesterday, my friend Joy came to collect the wedding stationery for Stuart (her son) and Jess. And they had sent her along bearing these:
A very sweet thought indeed! :)