Italian Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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These Italian-style stuffed chicken breasts make for a simple and savory weeknight entrée.  Serve with rice and roasted vegetables for a complete, satisfying meal. 
4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 3 tablespoons sauce)


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1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
3/4 cup minced onion, divided
1/4 cup (1 ounce) chopped prosciutto or lean smoked ham
1 tablespoon grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dry breadcrumbs
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary, divided
4 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
1 cup low-salt chicken broth
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 garlic clove, minced
Rosemary sprigs (optional)


Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup onion, and sauté 4 minutes. Combine onion, prosciutto, cheese, breadcrumbs, and 1 teaspoon rosemary in a bowl. Stir well; set aside.

Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each chicken breast half to form a pocket. Stuff about 3 tablespoons onion mixture into each pocket.

Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from skillet. Set aside; keep warm. Add 1/4 cup onion to skillet, and sauté 3 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, broth, wine, and garlic, and bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes or until reduced to 3/4 cup. Return chicken to skillet; cover and simmer 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve sauce with chicken. Garnish with fresh rosemary, if desired.

Created date

April 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 183
Caloriesfromfat 21 %
Fat 4.2 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Monofat 1.7 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 29.7 g
Carbohydrate 5 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 71 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 244 mg
Calcium 49 mg