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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chicken-Prosciutto Bundles

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Ready in: 30 mins

4 chicken breasts
8 leaves fresh basil
4 slices mozzarella cheese, 1/4 inch thick
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
8 slices prosciutto
1 T olive oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place chicken on cutting board. Holding sharp knife horizontal to board, cut a 3-inch deep pocket lengthwise int eh thick side of each breast.

Place 2 basil leaves on each slice of mozzarella, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stuff each breast pocket with a cheese bundle. Wrap 2 slices prosciutto around each breast, anchoring with toothpicks.

Heat oil in large oven-proof nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add chicken and cook about 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer chicken in skillet to oven; bake 12 mins or until done (internal temp 170 deg).

Serving suggestion: serve with pasta primavera and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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