Cream cheese chicken and parma ham

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By: Rosemary Shrager

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.55 / 5 (510 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
25 min

Rosemary Shrager adds basil infused Philadelphia cream cheese to chicken and Parma ham to create the perfect marriage of flavour and texture


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas 6.

2. Split the chicken breasts down the middle, making a pocket in each, and spoon Philadelphia on to it.

3. Close the pocket to contain the Philadelphia cheese, and then wrap each chicken breast in a slice of Parma ham

4. Place the chicken in a non-stick ovenproof dish and bake for 20–25 minutes until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the juices run clear when tested with a skewer.

5. After 10 minutes put the tomatoes into the oven too, cooking them for 10-15 minutes. They should both be ready together.

6. Leave to cool slightly and then cut the chicken in half to expose the melted Philadelphia. Simply serve with the mixed salad.

Nutritional information (per serving)
Energy – 258.1kcals
Protein - 40.7g
Carbs – 6.2g
Fat – 7.8g
Of which saturates 3.5g
Salt – 0.6g


  • 120 g Philadelphia Light cream cheese, with basil
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 8 slices Parma ham
  • 1 bag mixed salad leaves
  • 1 stems of vine ripened tomatoes, (6-8 tomatoes)

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Latest Comment


This sounds lovely....can anyone tell me how to infuse the Philadelphia with basil?

MelodeonWoman MelodeonWoman  Posted 29 Jul 2010 2:58 PM

can bacon be used instead of parma ham

lindaM61704 lindaM61704  Posted 09 Jan 2010 12:19 PM

vey nice and so easy to make. perfect for a mid week dinner Smile

emmaC16226 emmaC16226  Posted 08 Dec 2009 12:11 PM

Quick and very easy - from fridge to plate in 30mins. I also used the garlic and herb cheese which made a delicious filling. Hubby really enjoyed it - and he is not a chicken fan! Will certainly cook again.

SandraC83665 SandraC83665 Posted 28 Oct 2009 9:54 PM

Perfect mid week dinner & looks great. Delicious filling!

RebeccaP96100 RebeccaP96100 Posted 21 Oct 2009 3:27 PM

I used Garlic and Herb Philly, was a lovely flavour and a very easy recipe to get right! Thanks!

GemmaT7713 GemmaT7713 Posted 14 Oct 2009 7:26 PM

This sounds quick and easy will try this Sat ,Love Philly cheese

gill70 gill70 Posted 02 Oct 2009 3:37 PM

Cabbagepatch Cabbagepatch Posted 01 Oct 2009 7:12 PM

i tried this recipe and i have 2 say it took longer than 25 mins to cook does anyone know why?

carlyW62950 carlyW62950 Posted 01 Oct 2009 7:12 PM

Cabbagepatch Cabbagepatch Posted 01 Oct 2009 7:11 PM