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Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Asparagus from The Food Charlatan
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Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Asparagus

This easy, show-stopper dinner is healthy to boot. Well I mean besides the cream. But the asparagus totally makes up for that.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 389kcal
Author Karen

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breast sliced thin (2-3 breasts)
  • salt & black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 tablespoons flour or more
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1/3 cup cream

Instructions

  • Prepare the chicken. Use a sharp knife to slice each chicken breast in half horizontally, to create a thin cutlet. Start at the thick edge of the chicken breast. You should end up with pieces of chicken that are the same shape as a chicken breast, just thinner. Pat them dry with a paper towel, then sprinkle with salt and pepper; go easy on the salt, the prosciutto is salty.
  • Rub the chicken with the flour. Wrap each piece of chicken with a piece of prosciutto.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium. When it is hot, add the wrapped chicken. Cook for 5-6 minutes, then flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes or so, until browned and it reaches 165 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, add about 3 inches of water to a small pot, cover, and put it on to boil. Wash the asparagus and snap off the woody ends. Cut the asparagus into 2 inch pieces. Add to a steamer basket, and when the water in the pot is at a rolling boil, put the basket on top and cover. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until tender. Immediately rinse with cold water to stop the cooking and set it aside. (If you don't have a steamer, you can roast the asparagus, or saute it with some oil).
  • In a small bowl whisk together the pesto and cream. When the chicken is fully cooked, pour the mixture over the chicken, and add the asparagus. Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn off the heat. Serve with potatoes or crusty bread.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 682mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1492IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3mg