Copy Cat Cooking ~ Boursin stuffed chicken

Hello my dear friends! Thanks so much for dropping by and visiting today.

Since it Spring I have been doing lost of Spring cleaning at our place and the main things I am trying to rid of are old magazines. I love reading magazines and since I subscribe to quite a few I have quite a large collection that are getting old and need to be tossed. It pains me to do this but I just can't keep hoarding them any more!

My sweet daughter Maddy is helping me clear out the old magazines...

While I was clearing I ripped out a few pages of inspirational images and I also found some great recipes that I hadn't yet tried. One recipe that caught my eye was this one for stuffed chicken breasts from the May 2010 issue of Good Housekeeping UK.

I knew this would be a good recipe to try because it contains two of my favourite ingredients, Boursin cheese and smoked pork!

The recipe is still available on line and can be found here. It looked so delicious I knew I had to make it. I also knew it would be perfect for Debbie's Magazine Copy Cat Challenge!

Boursin Stuffed Chicken 



75 gram(s) Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese
30 mls finely chopped curly parsley, plus extra to garnish
Finely grated zest of ½ lemon
4 chicken breasts, skin removed
4 slice(s) parma ham (I used Pancetta)
100 ml (3½fl oz) each dry white wine and chicken stock
2 sprig(s) thyme, leaves removed


Preheat oven to 200°C/ 390°F (180°C fan) mark 6. In a bowl, mix together the Boursin, parsley and lemon zest. Make a horizontal cut in each chicken breast, then stuff each with a quarter of the cheese mix. Wrap a  ham slice horizontally around each breast, covering the cheese, then put seam-side down in an ovenproof dish.

Pour over the wine and stock, drop in the thyme, then season well with black pepper. Bake for 25-30min until the chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with parsley.

I served our meal chicken with a salad and French fries but it also suggested that the chicken be served with with vegetables and crushed new potatoes to soak up the cooking juices.

I am quite sure you will love this dish as much as we did. It was so easy to make but it tasted like I had spent hours making it! This is a Wow recipe for sure!

I'd better go while I'm on a roll and go and throw away some more magazines...Maybe I will find another great recipe to share at Debbie's next party?  Thanks for the great idea Debbie! Thanks also to Kim for having me at her weekly Wow Me Wednesday Party and to Michele for hosting Primp your Stuff Wednesday and to Beverly who is hosting Think Pink Sundays.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you will be back soon to visit me in my little corner of the world Down Under!

Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 
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  1. WOWZA, that had my mouth watering before dinner time here. I have never heard of that herb, it sounds delish. Thanks so much for joining in on the challenge. I bet yours was even better than the magazine, it sure looked it!

  2. Delicious! I can practically smell it!! I will definitely give it a go! Being inspired to do that...you have me thinking I need to clean out the magazine pile!! I have to be ruthless though, I will be finding all sorts of things to tear out and cook!!


  3. Oh that looks so delicious! I bet it tasted great too! I'm really getting hungry! You did a great job!

  4. what a great copy cat idea.. I didnt even think about cooking or baking.
    it sure looks yummy~!

  5. Wow! This looks delicious & I can almost smell the aroma. You really did a fabulous job duplicaing this challenge! I'm sure your family really enjoyed it!

  6. This dish sounds so good. I am going to try this next week.

  7. This recipe looks so delicious. I'd love to try it, but my husband is allergic to all fowl. So no chicken at my house. I have a huge stack of magazines at my house. I'm like you. Before I discard them, I have to look at them one more time. And I tear out the pages that I want to keep.

  8. I do this too, hoard the magazines and then finally tear out favorite pages before I toss. Your dinner looks scrumptious! have a wonderful week and thanks for coming by to visit!

  9. Natasha! Yummmmm! I am so making this. Thanks for sharing!! (And I spy another food I love in your magazine....my favorite jam, Bonne Maman.....I even keep all those cute jars for making food gifts at Christmas. I have about 47837 of them in my basement!)

  10. This looks like a luscious dish! There are so many great recipes in magazines! I'm due to throw out a bunch too, but it does take a bit of time. Good luck with it!

  11. That looks so delicious!!..enjoy a happy day darling...love from me...xxx..

  12. This is one of my very favourite recipes to make, my go to dish for a simple supper for two or dressed up when friends come for dinner.
    Boursin makes it special.

  13. So yummy!! I loved your post on the things you do in your home to make it a home for you and your family...a few posts ago. I have started doing a couple of the things on your list, copy cat me, but I wanted to tell you how much pleasure it is giving me. xx Katherine

  14. Natasha,friend I can relate to these ingredients being favorites,cheese and pork...yum!
    This copy cat has me hungry now,love this awesome looking plate of goodies!

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  16. Hi Natasha. I'm glad that you enjoy the UK edition of Good Housekeeping as well! I always have it delivered every month and, you're right, that recipe is so delicious! Always love it when I see a post from you on my Blog Roll.

  17. Hi Natasha,
    that looks really yummy and healthy, too.
    best greetings, Johanna

  18. That looks very good. I also get lots of magazines and I used to keep way too many. Now, I only keep a few special ones and after a couple of months I throw the others away. It does get easier!

  19. That looks so good especially when all I had tonight was cereal. Thanks for sharing this at Wow.

  20. I have a big box of magazines, sitting in my entry hall, waiting to be taken to the thrift store. I have tons more to take...I am the worlds worst magazine hoarder. :(
    And, I can't throw them away...either I take them to the thrift or to my doctor's office.

    This recipe sounds wonderful. I will try this very soon.
    xoxo bj

  21. Natasha that looks delish. I posted a recipe for stuffed chicken recently too ( great minds) Hugs P.S>I'm having my very first blog hop today Please stop by and link up your lovely blog.

  22. Now this is one recipe I will be trying in a jiffy.. Loving the boursin and pancetta around the chicken.. thanks for dropping in and thanks so much for sharing xo marlis

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