stuffed chicken breast recipe

Pancetta Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

Recipe for Chicken Breasts stuffed with spinach and pancetta.


A Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe makes such a stylish main course for your dinner party. Don't be intimidated by the preparation of the boneless chicken breasts. It's more time consuming than difficult to get them stuffed, rolled and coated with crumbs.



You can substitute the pancetta with provolone cheese if you prefer a cheese filling.

This chicken breast recipe is served with wild rice that is cooked in chicken stock and then seasoned with an array of exotic ingredients like the figs, ginger and walnuts. It's a superb combination of flavours and will certainly convince your friends you are capable of gourmet cooking.

Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe Ingredients


Serves six

  • 12 chicken breasts, flattened
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 48 baby spinach leaves
  • 12 slices of pancetta
  • 80mL butter, melted
  • 50mL oil
  • 200 g tender steam broccoli, blanched or your favourite vegetable

Wild Rice recipe ingredients

  • 500 mL chicken stock (homemade is always better)
  • 200 g wild Rice
  • 50 g dried figs, thinly sliced
  • 15 mL walnut oil
  • 50 g walnuts, crumbled
  • 10 mL lemongrass, finely chopped
  • 10 mL ginger, finely chopped
  • 40 mL sunflower seeds


How to make stuffed chicken breasts


  1. Place the chicken breasts on a working surface and season well with salt and pepper. Place the spinach on top of the chicken breasts and add a slice of pancetta.Roll the chicken breasts to form a cigar, secure with string and season again if you want to.

  2. Now we need to crumb the rolled chicken breasts. Place the breadcrumbs in a dish. Brush the chicken breasts all over with 50mL of the melted butter and roll them in the breadcrumbs to get an even coat. Carefully wrap the crumbed chicken breasts in plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed. This will help to keep them firm and also allow you to make them ahead of time.

  3. To make this delicious wild rice: Bring the chicken stock to the boil. Add the wild rice to the stock and boil until cooked. It should take about fifty minutes.Drain the rice and place it in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients to the rice. Stir to coat and mix well.

  4. Heat the remaining butter and oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken rolls until browned.Place the stuffed chicken breasts on paper towel to absorb excess oil. Serve the rice with the chicken rolls and broccoli.


If you enjoy the chicken and spinach combination then try this Almond and Spinach Chicken Salad Recipe

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