Prosciutto Chicken Rolls

Easy and delicious Prosciutto Chicken Rolls, perfect for any special occasion.

  • 1 C Cooked Couscous
  • 4 Chicken Breast thinly Sliced 8 Prosciutto Slices
  • 3 T Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 T Butter
  • 1 T Minced Garlic
  • 2 T Chopped Parsley
  • 1 Tsp Tarragon
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • ¾ C Chicken Broth

Preheat the oven to 350ºF

In a skillet on medium-low heat, melt the butter and once the butter is melted, add in the garlic and cook it for about 1-2 minutes or until translucent.  Once the garlic is done, remove it from the skillet, together with the melted butter.  Reserve the skillet for a bit. just set it aside for a minute.

To make the filling:
Season the Couscous with the melted butter and garlic mixture, also add in the Ricotta cheese, the Tarragon, Parsley and salt and pepper to taste, toss  until well combined.

Prepare the chicken:
Place each  chicken breast in between plastic wrap,  and using a meat tenderizer flatten each breast to a thickness of ⅛ in.  

Make the Rolls:
Season one side of the chicken breast with salt and pepper to taste, place a slice of prosciutto on top, then flip the chicken breast so the prosciutto will be beneath the chicken breast, season that second side of the chicken with salt and pepper. Place another slice of prosciutto on top of the chicken, (now you have the chicken breast in between to slices of prosciutto, one on top and one beneath).  Add some of the filling right on top of the prosciutto,  now roll this into a roll. Keep the roll in place with a toothpick.  Keep on repeating these steps until you are done.

Brown the Rolls:
In the same skillet in which you cooked the garlic, add one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, set the heat to high, and once the oil is nice and hot, brown the chicken rolls for about 1 minute on each side, or until brown on all sides.  The chicken won’t be cooked all the way through, you just want to give the rolls some color. Once the rolls are browned on all sides, transfer them to a baking dish.

Bake the Rolls:
Add ¾ cup of chicken broth to the dish with the chicken rolls, and bake the rolls for about 20-25 minutes or until well cooked.

After they are done, let them rest for about 5 minutes before slicing them. Serve them with your favorite Pasta or more couscous.