Friday, May 29, 2009

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts

I need recipes for baking. . but when it comes to cooking, I often put together dinners from previous flavours that I enjoy. This chicken recipe is easy and can be made earlier in the day. . .refrigerated and popped in the oven 30 minutes before you are ready to serve.
Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts
  • 1 chicken boneless skinless chicken breast per person
  • enough Prosciutto to wrap around. . I used 3 very thin slices per breast
  • Cheese of your choice. I used Provolone.
  • 1 basil leaf per breast
  • 1/4 cup very finely chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • Italian seasoning
  • olive oil
  1. Slice almost all the way in half. . horizontally the chicken breast.
  2. Put a slice of cheese and a small sprinkle of sun dried tomatoes.
  3. Close the chicken breast up and sprinkle with Italian Seasoning.
  4. Lay one Basil leaf on top.
  5. Wrap with Prosciutto.
  6. Lay each breast on a Baking Pan. . .leaving enough room between each piece of chicken for adequate browning.
  7. Brush each piece of Chicken with a bit of Olive Oil.
  8. Bake at 425. . .for 20 minutes. . .slice one to make sure it is no longer pink in the middle. .
  9. Remove the chicken from the pan. . .pour the juices and scrape the browned bits into a small saucepan to reduce for several minutes. .pour over chicken.

Greek Seasoning and Feta Cheese is a very good flavour combination.

12 comments:

  1. You cannot imagine how timely this post is!!! I have to make these tonight for a fancy dinner party shower my sister is hosting and I've not made them before. Yay for MGCC and step-by-step instructions!!!!! I'll have to let you know how the dinner party goes.

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  2. Hey....now THIS is right up my alley Lovella. Wow...great combination of colour and flavours....I can tell by just reading that is going to taste wonderful! Funny how reading the ingredients can set of aroma 'memories' in one's head. This is going to be a winner for those who try it for sure...and that would include me. Dinner for two tonight? Done! Now I have my main course set. Thanks.

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  3. This sounds wonderful! And easy! Thanks.

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  4. We love chicken and I love cooking with chicken breasts - this sounds really good and easy... definitely company worthy!

    I smiled when I read Heather's comment! I love when that happens!!

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  5. Lovella......I am with you.
    For baking I need a recipe, especially for dessert type baking, but for meals, I love the fexabilty of the differant variations.....This sounds absolutely wonderful and I am hungry right now, I can almost taste it.....Mmmmm.
    I love Heather's comment....Yay for MGCC! ;-}

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  6. That looks fantastic! I was just looking through a BBQ cookbook, and it had a prosciutto wrapped chicken recipe in there too.

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  7. I've never used proscuito. Is it like a smoked beef? What a nice fancy way to do chicken breast!

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  8. I love prosciutto, but rarely use it (I don't have many recipes with it!). It's an Italian bacon and it's delicious! I'm excited to try these :)

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  9. I'm game to try this recipe...it looks wonderful! I'm seeing all these 'proscuitto wrapped' recipes...and here's one I will attempt.

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  10. This is yummy..I've made a similar recipe with the prosciutto wrapped chicken breasts in phyllo dough.
    Thanks for the reminder..it is easy to make and wonderful to serve to company!

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  11. Sounds like a great twist for a chicken breast! Yum...

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  12. Oh wow!! How good these look... My husband loves prosciutto so I am going to have to try these. Thanks!

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