Basil and Prosciutto Chicken

Liven up ordinary chicken breasts with mustard, basil, prosciutto and cheese. It goes from stovetop to tabletop in 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
4
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 pounds)
4
teaspoons Dijon mustard
4
thin slices prosciutto or fully cooked ham
1/4
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (1 ounce)
4
fresh basil leaves

  • 1 Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken in oil 6 minutes. Turn chicken; brush with mustard and top with prosciutto. Cook 6 to 8 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.
  • 2 Sprinkle cheese over chicken. Cook about 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with basil.

Expert Tips

Boneless, skinless chicken breast halves vary considerably in size. For this recipe, select ones that are about 5 ounces each. Be sure that they are all the same size so they cook in the same amount of time.

Serve this Italian-style dish with steamed green beans and warm breadsticks. Italian gelato and biscotti for dessert keep with the Italian theme.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
225
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
440mg
440%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
4 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.