Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts with Lemon and Sage
This crispy prosciutto wrapped chicken breast recipe makes a simple, quick and tasty meal. A delicate white wine lemon sauce brings it all together. Serve with steamed greens, rice or potatoes.
4boneless skinless chicken breast halves(preferably organic)
salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste
8fresh sage leaves(optional)
zest of 1 organic lemon
12slicesprosciutto di Parma
2tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oil
6garlic cloves,thinly sliced
1/2cupdry white wine(125 ml)
1/2cupchicken broth(125 ml)
2tablespoonsfreshly squeezed lemon juice
flour,as a thickener
chopped flat-leaf parsley,garnish
Using a mallet, flatten the chicken breasts to an even thickness. Season both sides with salt and pepper and top each breast half with 2 sage leaves. Sprinkle with lemon zest and wrap 2 slices of prosciutto around each breast half.
In a large skillet, heat the oil and garlic over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook for 5-6 minutes per side, until the prosciutto is crisp and the chicken is cooked through (this may take a little longer depending on the size of the chicken breast halves). Transfer the chicken to a large plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
Place the skillet back over medium-high heat, add the wine, chicken broth and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute. For a thicker sauce, add a pinch of flour, little by little, whisking as you go along until sauce thickens to the desired consistency.
Transfer chicken to plates, spoon the sauce over the chicken and garnish with parsley. Serve with steamed or braised vegetables and enjoy!