One of my favourite flavour combos is the combination of prosciutto and cheese. Favourite sandwich, favourite pizza, and sometimes favourite pasta too. I decided to tinker with the flavours and come up with an easy weeknight dinner. I served this Crispy Cheesy Prosciutto Chicken Breast to my family last week and it was an instant hit!
Served with a salad on the side, it was the perfect weeknight meal: quick and easy to prepare, and pretty healthy to boot. Another plus: it made a great sandwich for lunch, kind of a riff on a traditional clubhouse. If you don’t have prosciutto on hand, feel free to make this with some ham and Swiss or turkey and cheddar. The chicken breast acts like a blank slate for the flavours, and my little steaming trick keeps it super moist and juicy. Give it a try!
3 large chicken breasts
6 slices prosciutto
6 slices provolone cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup warm water
Butterfly your chicken breast and cut each breast into 2 pieces - 6 total. Cutting through the thick part of the chicken will allow the chicken to cook evenly all over and drastically reduce your cooking time.
Seasons both sides with salt and pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
Heat the olive oil in an oven-safe skillet on high (This means having metal handles or wrapping your plastic handle with tin foil. The pan will only be under the broiler for 1-2 minutes total).
Turn your oven on to broil.
When the pan and oil are hot, sear chicken breast on both sides until browned, 3-4 minutes per side.
Reduce the heat to low, add the water, and cover the pan with a lid for about 5-8 minutes. The water will immediately steam and finish cooking the chicken breast. The gentle cooking on low heat will keep your chicken moist and tender.
Remove from heat.
Add a piece of provolone to each piece of chicken and top with prosciutto.
Place under the broiler until crisped and bubbly, about 1 minute.
Serve immediately. I like to serve this dish with another classic Italian flavour, a lightly dressed arugula salad.