February 13, 2012

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with Herb Ricotta

Serves 4

  • ½ cup Ricotta cheese
  • Salt and pepper, for seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 small clove garlic, grated or chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • A few leaves basil, chopped (I used 3 large leaves)
  • A couple sprigs fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 4 small pieces skinless, boneless chicken breast, butterflied
  • EVOO, for drizzling
  • 4 thin slices Prosciutto di Parma
  • A splash of white wine
  • 1 tablespoon butter

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a bowl, season the ricotta with salt and pepper. Stir in the Parmigiano-Reggiano, garlic, parsley, basil and thyme. Place some of the ricotta mixture on each butterflied piece of chicken and fold the breast over. Drizzle with EVOO and wrap with prosciutto.

  3. Heat an ovenproof skillet with a drizzle of EVOO. Add the chicken bundles and brown over medium-high heat, turning once, for 4-6 minutes. Transfer to the oven to cook through, 12-15 minutes.

  4. Remove the chicken from the pan and deglaze the pan with wine. Swirl in the butter. Spoon the sauce over the chicken to serve.
I prepped this dish ahead of time, so that all I had to do when I got home was cook then bake. This meal was so simple, fresh, and full of wonderful flavors! Enjoy :)

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