Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast Recipe

I struggled with what to name this recipe... it's chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella and wrapped in prosciutto ham, but "chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella cheese and wrapped in prosciutto" seemed a bit lengthy. I could have also called it meat stuffed with fat and wrapped in meat because to me that sounds delicious, but I didn't think the appeal would be as universal. So, I settled on  prosciutto wrapped chicken breast recipe, which, if you ask me, is enticing enough.

At least I hope so.

Anyway, this is a pretty easy recipe and interestingly enough one I came up with when I was in Scotland. We were only a couple of hours into the country, horribly jet-lagged and I had a mean case of vertigo from flying, so to me this recipe is a bit of a gem. If that's all it takes to get a good recipe out of me, I'm ready to book another flight...hehe.

More to the point, this easy recipe will have your family running to the dinner table.


Here I've got my prosciutto and my mozzarella, sliced. 


Three big breasts... mmmm. I am going to cut these in half, but if you find smaller breasts, you don't have to cut them. Also, if you just really want some big old breasts, go for it. 


Now, cut them in half, lengthwise. Then salt and pepper them suckers!


Now you are going to make a cut so you can stuff it with cheese. Sort of like butterflying the halved breast. 


I took my slice of cheese, and I halved that and put them side by side in the cut I made in my breast. 


Looks good and stuffed, right?! 


Now take a nice slice of prosciutto and wrap it around the whole thing! 


As you roll them up, place them in your pan. I place mine with the seam of the wrapped prosciutto down to hold it all in place. 


Sprinkle them with a little dried basil. 

Now you are gonna bake them for 30 minutes in a 400 degree oven.


SHA-BAM! How good does that look? It's easy, it's yummy, and it's what's for dinner. 
I served mine with some roasted brussel sprouts! 

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast Recipe 

Time: Prep- 10 min. Bake- 30 minutes | Serves 4-6 | Difficulty: Easy

You Will Need:

3 large chicken breasts
8 ounces of mozzarella 
3 ounces (or 6 slices) prosciutto 
Dried basil
Salt & pepper 

Method

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Slice your chicken breasts in half, lengthwise to create 6 pieces of chicken. 

Salt and pepper the chicken generously. 

Using a sharp knife, create a pocket in each piece of chicken you have sliced, being careful not to slice them in half. (See picture above.) 

Slice your mozzarella into 6 slices, and then slice in half again.

Stuff your chicken with the mozzarella, using two half slices of mozzarella to fill each chicken breast piece. After stuffing the breast piece, wrap it in a piece of prosciutto and place it on your baking pan with the prosciutto seam down to hold it around the chicken. Repeat until you've gotten all the chicken stuffed and wrapped.

Sprinkle it all with some dried basil.

Bake in the oven on 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until internal temperature of the chicken reaches 160 degrees.

Serve with a salad or roasted brussel sprouts! 

4 comments:

  1. I made this and it was delicious!

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  2. made this today and everyone in my family loved it! Thanks for the quick and easy recipe!

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  3. Making this again tonight – it is delicious! Even the picky kids likes it! And I love how quick and easy it is – with things I have on hand! Thanks for a great, easy recipe!

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