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Prosciutto-and-Provolone-Stuffed Chicken

Prosciutto-and-Provolone-Stuffed Chicken
Serves 4
To ensure a golden, crispy crust, don't overcrowd the pan when frying the chicken breasts. Add the olives to the sauce just before serving to preserve their bright color.
    Lemon-Olive Sauce
    1. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    2. 3 cloves garlic, minced
    3. ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 to 3 large lemons)
    Stuffed Chicken
    1. ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
    2. 1 cup plain bread crumbs
    3. 2 large eggs
    4. 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    5. Leaves from 2 to 3 thyme sprigs
    6. 4 slices prosciutto
    7. 4 slices provolone
    8. Kosher salt, to taste
    9. Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    10. ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
      Lemon-Olive Sauce
      1. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add lemon juice and cook 1 minute. Set sauce aside.
      Stuffed Chicken
      1. Heat oven to 350ºF. On two separate plates sprinkle flour and bread crumbs. Beat eggs in a shallow bowl large enough to turn the chicken in. Pat chicken breasts dry. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut a slit through the middle of the breast, leaving the opposite side intact to make a pouch. Sprinkle the inside of the pouch with thyme leaves. Stuff chicken breasts with prosciutto and provolone, folding as needed to ensure fillings lie flat. Dredge stuffed breasts in flour, submerge in egg, coat with bread crumbs, and season with salt and pepper.
      2. Heat olive oil in a large cast iron or heavy-bottom skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in batches until golden and crisp, about 3 minutes per side. Place in the oven and bake until chicken is cooked through and cheese melts, 5 to 8 minutes.
      To Serve
      1. Add olives to the lemon sauce and reheat until warmed through. Serve chicken with sauce pooled alongside.
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      Molly Shuster

      Molly is a freelance food stylist, writer and recipe developer. She is one of the co-recipe editors of Gather Journal and has had her work published in various publications including Boston Magazine, Yankee Magazine, The New York Times, Food and Wine, Family Fun, The Boston Globe and Edible Vineyard, among others. Molly currently divides her time between New York and Boston.

      6 thoughts on “Prosciutto-and-Provolone-Stuffed Chicken”

      1. Avatar Mc Romano says:

        What kind of olives used?

      2. Avatar July Music says:

        What a wonderful recipe, it made me hungry.rs.rs
        Congratulations on the article

        1. Thank you July Music, we’re glad you enjoyed it!

      3. Avatar Donald Boden says:

        The Prosciutto and Provolone stuffed Chichen is a great receipe

        1. Thank you, we’re glad you enjoyed it!

      4. Avatar Terri Ellis says:

        There are no olives listed in the ingredients.

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