Spinach Cheese and Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Spinach, Cheese and Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Breast

Spinach, Cheese and Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Breast


Makes 4 servings


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4 ounces each)
Salt and black pepper
4 slices (1/2 ounce each) prosciutto*
4 slices (1/2 ounce each) smoked provolone**
1 cup spinach leaves, chopped
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon heavy cream

*Thinly sliced deli ham can be substituted for the prosciutto.

**Swiss, Gruyère or mozzarella cheese may be substituted for the smoked provolone.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. To form pocket, cut each chicken breast horizontally almost to opposite edge. Fold back top half of chicken breast; sprinkle chicken lightly with salt and pepper. Place 1 slice prosciutto, 1 slice provolone and 1/4 cup spinach on each chicken breast. Fold top half of breasts over filling.
  3. Spread 3 tablespoons flour on plate. Holding chicken breast closed, coat with flour; shake off excess. Lightly sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat oil and butter in large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in skillet; cook about 4 minutes on each side or until browned.
  5. Transfer chicken to shallow baking dish. (Do not wash skillet; reserve to make sauce.) Bake 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center and juices run clear.
  6. Whisk chicken broth and cream into remaining 1 tablespoon flour in small bowl. Pour chicken broth mixture into reserved skillet; heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens, about 3 minutes. Spoon sauce onto serving plates; top with chicken breasts.


Prosciutto, an Italian ham, is seasoned, cured and air-dried, not smoked. Look for imported or less expensive domestic prosciutto in delis and Italian food markets.

Nutritional Information

Calories 371
Calories from Fat 57 %
Total Fat 23 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Cholesterol 105 mg
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber <1 g
Protein 33 g
Sodium 854 mg

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