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Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts stuffed with Roasted Red Pepper and Mozzarella

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts stuffed with Roasted Red Pepper and Mozzarella. A delicious choice for a romantic dinner for two. Perfect to prepare ahead of time as a main course to pop into the oven when your guests arrive for a dinner party. 

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts on a white plate with green beans, tapinade and potatoes

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts stuffed with Roasted Red Pepper and Mozzarella.

This year’s main course for our Valentine’s Day Dinner is this succulent stuffed, prosciutto wrapped chicken breast.

It is quite simple to put together and goes deliciously well with the easy to prepare olive tapenade. If olives are not your thing you could very easily serve it with some of our Spicy Tomato Compote and pasta.

Thinly sliced prosciutto ham on chopping board

Very thinly sliced prosciutto ham is what is best for this recipe.

This recipe is also perfect for a prepare ahead of time main course to pop into the oven when your guests arrive for a dinner party. Spend more time with your guests than in the kitchen.

That’s key to any good dinner party.

Deboned chicken breasts for Chicken Parmesan Lasagna.

Deboned chicken breasts for Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets.

NOTE: I like to debone my own chicken breasts so that I can roast the bones and skins for stock later. I freeze them until I have enough to cover a baking sheet then use the instructions in my post on making Chicken Stock here. 

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Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts on a white plate with green beans, tapinade and potatoes
Yield: 4 Servings

Prosciutto Wrapped Roasted Red Pepper and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 extra largeboneless skinless chicken breasts, (butterfly cut or pounded to 1/4 inch thickness)
  • 2 smallroasted red peppers
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut in 4 sticks
  • 6- 8 ouncesthinly sliced prosciutto

FOR THETAPENADE

  • 1 cupkalamata olives, pitted
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • pinch black pepper
  • pinch brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Place chicken pieces on a cutting board and pound to 1/4 inch thickness.
  2. Wrap each stick of mozzarella with half a roasted red pepper and place in the center of each chicken breast.
  3. Roll the chicken breast around the red pepper.
  4. Wrap the chicken breast entirely in thin slices of prosciutto.
  5. Place the prepared breasts, fold side down, on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about an hour or until the internal temperature of the breasts reaches 175-185 degrees F on a meat thermometer.
  6. Let the meat rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Serve with olive tapenade (or Spicy Tomato Compote)
  7. For the tapenade, simply pulse together all the ingredients in a food processor until well blended but not completely smooth.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

4 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 613Total Fat 37gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 168mgSodium 810mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 61g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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