Apple and prosciutto chicken is a stylish dish. Itâ€™s creamy and fruity taste will definitely impress anyone who tastes it. Prepare it for guests or when you simply feel like making something special.
1 whole chicken, quartered
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
4 thin slices of prosciutto, sliced in half
1 red apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon calvados liqueur
1/4 cup creme fraiche
2 tablespoons cream
2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard
1/2 bunch watercress, washed, leaves picked and dried
1 radicchio, washed, leaves picked and dried
With a small sharp knife, slit the side of each chicken breast to create a pocket. Do not cut it all the way through. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
Put two pieces of prosciutto in each pocket and one fourth of the apple slices. Secure it with a toothpick to enclose the filling.
Next heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry the chicken skin-side down and cook it for 8-10 minutes or until the skin is brown and crisp. Turn it over and cook it for another 8-10 minutes or until it is cooked. Transfer it to a plate and cover it loosely with foil.
Set the heat to high and then put the calvados in the pan. Shake the pan as you cook it for a minute or until it is slightly reduced. Add the crÃ¨me fraiche, mustard and cream. Cook it for another minute or until it thickens.
Place the watercress and radicchio on individual serving plates. Remove the toothpicks on the chicken pockets and then arrange them over the vegetables. Drizzle with sauce before serving.
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