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Monday, April 30, 2012

Chicken Wrapped in Prosciutto w/ Lemon Caper Sauce


April has been a whirlwind of a month! Between chaos at work, vacation, and plans every weekend I haven’t found much time to cook. Now that spring is upon us (although it’s been freezing this week), I have a ton of recipes I want to try.
This weekend I decided to try out a gourmet meal on my boyfriend and his cousin. I guess this month long hiatus has made me rusty because it was a disaster! I attempted to make Spring Asparagus Soup, and it ended up leaking through the container in my food processor and spilled out all onto the countertops, floor and possibly short circuited my Cuisinart food processor (thank God for a one year warranty). Luckily, this was a two part recipe and I still had Chicken Wrapped in Prosciutto and Baked Mac n’ Cheese to save the meal.
Besides for the messy kitchen and my hurt ego, the meal turned out very well. The chicken breasts were juicy and Amanda’s mac n’ cheese was heavenly.
Chicken Wrapped in Prosciutto
Serves 4
4-6 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
6-10 slices of prosciutto
Shredded Italian Cheese (4 cheese is best)
Flour
Salt and Pepper
1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Lemon Caper Sauce
3 cups cold water
1 container Knorr Homestyle Chicken Stock
1 lemon (juiced)
2 tablespoons corn starch
¼ cup capers
  1. Wash chicken breasts, salt and pepper them, then roll in flour.
  2. Place one or two pieces of Prosciutto around each piece of chicken, if your chicken breasts are too thick, filet them so they cook evenly.
  3. In a hot skillet place thin sliced chicken breasts wrapped in Prosciutto with a tablespoon olive oil, turn over to cook evenly on both sides, then place a lid on it for a few minutes until the chicken is cooked thoroughly. Add shredded cheese to the top and let melt for a minute.
  4. Start preparing the sauce. Combine 1/2 cup cold water with corn starch.
  5. Add the remaining 2 ½ cups of water with the container of Knorr Homestyle Stock and lemon juice. Heat and stir until thickened and add capers.
I’ve added a link to the Spring Asparagus Soup recipe because it looks delicious and maybe someone else will have better luck preparing it than I did!

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