Red Ricotta Chicken Recipe
Mix up your baked chicken recipe

Guests needn’t know how little trouble you went to – whip this impressive chicken and ricotta dish up in minutes and add a couple of sides.

10 Mins
30 Mins
Ready In
40 Mins

What you need

  • 2 Red peppers, roasted or grilled and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 Red chilli, deseeded and sliced or a pinch of dried chilli
  • 250g Perfect Italiano Ricotta
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 Chicken breasts, boneless, with or without skin

Here's how it's done

  1. Mix together ricotta, red peppers, chilli and thyme.
  2. Slice each chicken breast in half horizontally through the centre, cutting almost but not completely through. Dollop ricotta mixture inside as if placing between the pages of a book. Close again so the mixture is contained inside.
  3. Place in a baking dish.
  4. Drizzle with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and bake at 190°C for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Serving Suggestion

Instead of the ingredients above, stir a handful of chopped spinach and a ¼ cup of shredded Perfect Italiano Parmesan into your ricotta.

Try sliced mozzarella, tomato and pepperoni.

Change out the ricotta filling for crumbled Mainland Special Reserve Feta with chopped sundried tomatoes, pitted olives, garlic and basil.

You might also like

Fish Coated With Cheesy Crumb Recipe

The Ultimate Mashed Potato Recipe

Orange, Almond & Cos Salad

Hail Caesar Burger

Old Smokey Burger

Corn & Feta Salad

Smokey Roast Pumpkin Soup with Parmesan Toasts

Broccoli With Garlic and Butter Almonds

Chicken Kebabs & Double Dippers Dip Recipe

Fab Kebabs

Spicy Carrot Soup

Speedy Picnic Pie

Feta Asparagus Pasta

Little Haloumi Grillas Recipe

2 Easy Pizza Dough

Protein & Vege Burgers with Quick Pickle Recipe

Butternut, Ginger & Lime Mash Recipe

Lamb Salad Fiesta

It’s in the Bag Chicken

Smashed Peas with Mint Butter Recipe

Spinach Summer Salad Recipe

Low & Slow Spiced Lamb

Roast Vegetable Salad with Basil and Chickpeas Recipe

All-Star Chicken Parcels

Gardener's Pie

Crunchy Crusted Fish Recipe

Kumara, Coconut & Coriander Mash Recipe

Creamy Feta Zoodles Recipe

Pearl Couscous & Haloumi Salad

Haloumi Heaven

One-Pot Mac Cheese

Haloumi Grill n' Salad

Summer Crunch Salad

Asparagus With Blue Cheese Walnut Relish

Feta Whatever Dip Recipe

Double Decker Burger

Tangy Pasifika Burger

Easy Cheesy Eggplant Bake

Mozzarella Meatball Melts

Asparagus & Cheese Pies


Roast Cauliflower with Pine Nuts & whipped Feta Recipe

French Inspired Potato Bake

Kumara & Ricotta Roly Poly's

Bacon & Brie Bites

Stovetop Chicken Biryani