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Pan-Seared Chicken in Prosciutto-Fig Sauce

Yield 2 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1/4 cup sauce)
Prep: 3 minutes; Cook: 12 minutes. Prosciutto is Italian-style ham that has been seasoned, salt-cured (not smoked), and air-dried. After it's dried, the meat is pressed, so it has a firm, dense texture. Prosciutto is a little pricey, but the flavor it adds is worth it. If you can't find it, you can substitute lean ham.

Ingredients

  • 2 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fig preserves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped prosciutto
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Nutrition Information

  • calories 299
  • caloriesfromfat 16 %
  • fat 5.2 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 2 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 30.3 g
  • carbohydrate 30.7 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 73 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 622 mg
  • calcium 15 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt. Heat oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan, and cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side until seared.

  2. Combine fig preserves and remaining ingredients. Add to chicken. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook 6 minutes or until chicken is done. Uncover and cook 1 minute over medium-high heat until sauce is slightly thickened.

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