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Stuffed Chicken Breast with Prosciutto, Basil, Garlic & Fontina Cheese

This stuffed chicken breast is one of my favorite dishes!  Prosciutto ham, garlic, basil of of course, fontina cheese.

Stuffed Chicken Beast

Stuffed Chicken Beast Sliced

I am cooking for just myself these days as Razor is still in the on the road with the team.  Albertson’s had boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.57 lb this week at the meat counter and they looked great.  I have these handy herbs in  squeeze tube’s (Gourmet Garden I get them fromSafeway) that I love to use on stuffed meats as it makes it quick and easy (fast cleanup!) to put a beautiful and yummy meal together.

Herbs in squeeze tube's

Herbs in squeeze tube's

Stuffed Chicken Breast

1 or 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp Gourmet Garden Basil or pesto of choice
A small Squeeze of Garlic (Your choice of how much)
2 thin slices of Prosciutto chopped per breast
Thin slices of Fontina Cheese

Brown the chicken breasts in small amount of olive oil (about 2 min per side)

Make long slit in each breast but NOT all the way through. Cut into the opening along the sides to create pocket to stuff remaining ingredients in.    Place chicken breasts in glass dish sprayed with cooking oil or a little oil.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes the turn heat to Broil for an additional 5 minutes to brown.

Browned and Stuffed

Browned and Stuffed

Sliced Fontina Added

Sliced Fontina Added

Slice and Serve with a Side of Pasta

Slice and Serve with a Side of Pasta

Browning the chicken first keeps  the meat very juicy.  You can stuff them with whatever you have on hand.  Sometimes I use some chopped sun dried tomato’s  with the garlic basil and prosciutto.   You can top with a variety of sauces and one of my favorites is a lemon  butter sauce but I did not take the time tonight.  Just get creative and stuff the chicken with your favorites and you have a wonderful meal!


August 6, 2009 - Posted by | Chicken, Italian, recipes | , , , , ,

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