Cheesy Herb Stuffed Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken may be a mouthful to say, but, trust me, it’s a mouthful of deliciousness! This chicken dinner recipe is one that I used to make all the time, and I had to bring it back! Chicken breasts are stuffed with a decadent herb cream cheese mixture, wrapped with salty prosciutto and baked until perfectly golden and succulent. Each bite has a little bit of everything all wrapped up in a delicious fork-full! This is a chicken dinner that you don’t want to miss out on.
How to make this Cheesy Herb Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken:
Don’t let the title or the looks of this recipe intimidate you, because it’s easier than you think! With step by step photos, I’ll walk you through how to stuff and wrap these chicken breasts. Let’s get started:
First off, gently cut pockets into the sides of the chicken breasts with a small, sharp knife. I recommend firmly pressing a flat hand on top of the chicken breast and carefully using your knife to cut a pocket into the side of each piece of chicken. Be careful to not cut all the way through the chicken breasts as you want to only create a pocket for the filling instead of cutting the chicken breast clear in half.
Next, whip together the cream cheese, herbs, garlic and cheese until smooth – this is going to make a decadent filling for the chicken! Since the cream cheese helps keep the filling together, you can use a spoon to easily spoon the filling mixture into each prepared chicken breast. Try to keep as far “inside” the chicken breast as you can because it will spread a bit when it cooks.
After that, wrap the stuffed chicken breasts with the prosciutto. Since prosciutto can be on the thinner side, don’t worry if the pieces tear a bit – you can always piece it back together or double wrap it. I like to lay the prosciutto pieces flat across the top of the chicken breasts and tightly tuck the flaps under the bottom of the chicken to “wrap” it up. It doesn’t need to look perfect, just try to make sure that you enclose the stuffed opening on each piece of chicken so that the filling doesn’t spill out when baking.
If you don’t have prosciutto on hand, bacon works great as well!
Finally, baste the tops of the prepared chicken breasts with a little melted butter and then bake until perfectly cooked through and golden brown! I love how crispy and salty the prosciutto is – it also helps keep all the wonderful flavors packed together while the chicken bakes!
If you are using bacon instead of prosciutto, I would skip the part of basting with the melted butter as bacon naturally has more fat in it than prosciutto.
Each bite you take of this chicken is cheesy, herby, salty and succulent – it makes you want to do a happy dance! Perfect for a weeknight meal (leftovers are just as good!), date-night in meal or one to impress. You can’t go wrong.
With a little bit of love and time, you can have this Cheesy Herb Stuffed Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken on your dinner table in no time!
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