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Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Breasts

Real Simple OCTOBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Other:15 Minutes


  • This recipe goes with Simple Broccoli Rabe
  • 4 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Black pepper
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)


Season the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Lay the prosciutto on a cutting board or plate and sprinkle with the oregano. Lay each chicken breast on a slice of prosciutto and wrap the prosciutto around the chicken.

Heat the oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until the prosciutto is crisp and the chicken is cooked through, 6 to 7 minutes per side.

Transfer the chicken and garlic to plates. If using the wine, add it to the skillet and simmer until reduced by half, 3 to 4 minutes. Spoon over the chicken.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 254
  • Calories from fat: 31%
  • Protein: 39g
  • Carbohydrate: 3g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 458mg
  • Cholesterol: 105mg

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