Chicken rolls stuffed with Iberian ham and San Simón cheese. Recipe

My boyfriend's passion for San Simón Da Costa cheese is legendary, and that's why family and friends who travel to Galicia often remember us returning with a cheese in the suitcase.Last time we got a huge specimen that I took advantage of to use in some other recipe, to avoid being eaten in two by cutting portions. So I transformed some boring breasts to prepare these chicken rolls stuffed with ham and San Simón cheese.

Chicken breasts may be reputed to be bland and boring, but it really all depends. If we bother looking for quality raw materials, we accompany them with good ingredients and we look for a recipe that does not fall into monotony, they can be a more than appetizing and original dish. And in reality these rolls have no mystery.


For 2 persons
  • Sliced ​​chicken breast 450 g
  • Iberico ham in thin slices
  • Cheese San Simón Da Costa
  • Dijon mustard 15 ml
  • White wine 100 ml
  • Chicken soup 150 ml
  • Granulated garlic
  • Dried thyme
  • Ground black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt

How to make chicken rolls with Iberian ham and San Simón cheese

Difficulty: medium
  • Total time 1 hour
  • Elaboration 20 m
  • Cooking 40 m

Remove the possible excess fat from the chicken breasts, dry with kitchen paper and season with the lemon juice, granulated garlic, oregano, thyme, pepper and a little salt. Cover each fillet with a few slices of Iberian ham, add San Simón cheese cut into fine pieces and add a little more thyme.

Roll carefully, taking care that the filling does not protrude too much, and secure each roll with a toothpick. Preheat the oven to 200ºC and heat oil in a good frying pan or casserole, better if it is type skillet that can be put into the oven. Cook the rolls until golden brown on all sides, removing the chopsticks once the meat has been well marked.

If we cannot use the same pan, remove the golden rolls to a suitable source for the oven, lightly greased with oil, and bake for 10-15 minutes, until they are well cooked inside. It will depend on the thickness of the meat.

Meanwhile, deglaze the juices from the frying pan by adding the juice of half a lemon, the mustard, the white wine and the broth or water. Stir well to scratch the “substance” off the bottom. Add the ready rolls to the sauce, mixing well so that the flavors come together.

Processing time | 50 minutes
Difficulty | Easy

What to accompany the stuffed chicken rolls

We can serve these chicken rolls with Iberian ham and San Simón cheese accompanied by white rice, potatoes, couscous or some vegetables to taste. If you want to make a more forceful sauce, you can chop an onion and cook it longer with more liquid, even adding a little cream to make it creamier.

Tags:  Desserts Vegetables And Legumes Meats And Birds 

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