Gluten Free Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

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Submitted by ljbritt

Makes 4 servings



Gourmet main course. You can easily double this recipe to serve a large crowd. I have actually precooked them and taken them to a large party, sliced them and served them cold. They are just as good and very impressive. The slices are nice served on a salad as well. Makes a great luncheon item.

Recipe Ingredients for Gluten Free Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts

1/2 pound prosciutto, 6 slices
1/2 pound chicken breasts, skinless and boneless, ( 2 halves)
1/2 cup cheese, grated blended ( smoked gouda, old cheddar, mozzarella blend )
1/2 cup fresh cilantro or parsley
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup pistachio nuts
2 tbsp olive oil for the pesto
1 tbsp chopped shallot
1 clove garlic, chopped
4 tsp of olive oil for frying

Recipe Directions for Gluten Free Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts

  1. Pesto:

  2. In a small food processor, combine the cilantro, basil, pisachio nuts, garlic, shallot and garlic. Whiz until smooth paste is formed. Set aside.

  3. Cheese:

  4. Grate the cheeses you choose to make a blend. I have made it with a tiny bit of Feta ( it?s very salty so be careful how much you use ), Asiago, Romano, Havarti ? use any blend of what?s pleasing to you or what you have on hand. For this batch I used Old Cheddar, Smoked Gouda and Mozzarella.

  5. Combine the pesto and grated cheese. Mix well. Set aside.

  6. Wash the chicken breasts and pat dry. Using a sharp butcher knife, cut the chicken breast horizontally to within inch or 1 cm ( the thickness of your baby finger ), to butterfly the breast. Flip the breast open, take half the pesto cheese mixture and cover one half of the breast. Fold the other side of the chicken breast over the stuffing and pinch closed. Repeat the process with the second breast.

  7. Lay 3 prociutto slices on a board so they overlap. Press the edges together to form a slid sheet of prociutto. Lay one chicken breast across the prociutto slices with the seam on the inside. Tightly wrap the chicken breast in the prociutto by rolling and tucking until the chicken is completely encased in the prociutto. Repeat with the second breast and remaining prociutto. Tightly wrap the prociutto chicken breasts in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Note: If the prociutto slices are too short to wrap completely around the chicken breast, wrap the prociutto around the seam of the chicken breats and tie the breast with string as you would for a rolled roast and then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

  8. Preheat the oven to 350F and place a shallow roasting pan in the oven to heat.

  9. In a frying pan, brown the chicken rolls on each side ( about 2 minutes per side ). Transfer the browned chicken breast to the hot roasting pan. Bake at 350F for 20 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the chicken breast and the thickness of the rolls. Remove from the oven, cover with foil for 5 minutes, and allow them to rest.

  10. When ready to serve, remove the string if you had to use some, and cut the chicken breasts on the diagonal into thick serving slices. If any of the stuffing oozes out, put it in a small bowl and serve it on the side.

  11. This is lovely with Parisian or mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus, broccoli or green beans.

  12. Serves 4 to 6 adults depending on the size of the chicken breasts.

  13. Note: You can easily double this recipe to serve a large crowd. I have actually precooked them and taken them to a large party, sliced them and served them cold. They are just as good and very impressive. The slices are nice served on a salad as well. Makes a great luncheon item.

Categories

Main Dish, Gluten-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 163.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
439
Calories from Fat
274
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
30.4g
47%
Saturated Fat
7.6g
38%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
820mg
34%
Potassium
509mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
6.3g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
1.3g
Protein
35.3g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 14% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
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