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Pesto Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Prosciutto

Ingredients

  • The Pesto

  • 1 bunch fresh basil

  • 1 cup pine nut

  • 1 cup grated parmesan

  • salt

  • olive oil

  • The Chicken

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • 8 slices prosciutto

Method

  • The Pesto:

  • 1.

    Puree the basil, pine nuts, cheese and olive oil in a food processor.

  • 2.

    Season to taste with salt.

  • The Chicken:

  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 375°F.

  • 2.

    Lay 2 slices of the prosciutto flat onto a work surface, overlapping them slightly along their long edge, to form a large rectangle.

  • 3.

    Place a chicken breast lengthwise at the short end and slit it open along one side to create a wide pocket. Spoon in some of the pesto and then wrap the prosciutto neatly around it. Repeat for the other 3 breasts.

  • 4.

    Place on a baking sheet, seam side down and bake until golden and cooked through, about 15 minutes.

  • 5.

    Lay 2 slices of the prosciutto flat onto a work surface, overlapping them slightly along their long edge, to form a large rectangle.

  • 6.

    Place a chicken breast lengthwise at the short end and slit it open along one side to create a wide pocket.

  • 7.

    Spoon in some of the pesto and then wrap the prosciutto neatly around it.

  • 8.

    Repeat for the other 3 breasts.

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