Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Tomato-Basil Salad

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Tomato-Basil SaladRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey

This summery riff on saltimbocca is simplicity itself, with big flavor hits provided by prosciutto and heirloom tomatoes. Fragrant shallots, grated to a pulp, serve as a marinade for the chicken, yielding delicious results. Summer tomatoes have a beefiness and richness unlike those harvested any other time of year. They stand up well to robust chicken thighs and salty prosciutto. You can also try this recipe using a standard white fish such as cod or halibut and adjust the cooking time depending on the choice of protein.



Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken piece and about 3/4 cup salad)


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2 medium shallots
4 (4-oz.) skinless, boneless chicken thighs or chicken breast cutlets
1 (1-oz.) pkg. fresh basil, divided
8 thin slices prosciutto (4 oz.)
6 large multicolored heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Total: 2 Hours

1. Grate shallots; coat chicken pieces with shallot pulp. Place 1 large basil leaf on each chicken piece, and wrap each tightly with 2 prosciutto slices. Wrap each chicken piece tightly in plastic wrap; chill at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

2. Arrange tomato slices on a platter. Finely chop remaining basil leaves to equal 1/4 cup. Sprinkle basil over tomatoes; let stand 30 minutes.

3. Preheat oven to 400°F.

4. Remove plastic wrap from chicken; discard plastic wrap. Place chicken on a baking sheet; drizzle with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. Bake at 400°F for 30 minutes or until done. Drizzle remaining 2 1/2 tablespoons oil over tomatoes; sprinkle with salt. Divide tomato mixture evenly among 4 plates; top with chicken. Garnish with any remaining basil sprigs, if desired.

Created date

June 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 350
Fat 19.8 g
Satfat 4.2 g
Monofat 11.4 g
Polyfat 3 g
Protein 29 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 122 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 631 mg
Calcium 61 mg
Est. Added Sugars 0
Sugars 9