Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast with Roasted Green Beans

I don't often broil meat but this turned out really juicy and delicious so I am sure I will be doing it more often. This recipe is from Everyday Food and serves one.

I don't cook with fresh green beans as much as I should, they really are easy and so much better fresh.

Toss them with a little olive oil and some salt and pepper. You don't need any other flavors, they will roast up and be delicious with just this simple seasoning.

It is getting hotter here in AZ so I will be using my grill and toaster oven a lot more.

I got the toaster oven preheating on broil and grabbed its tray and lined it with foil.

lay the green beans out in a single layer and then its time to work on the chicken.

Make sure the other side of the tray is sprayed with a little olive oil so the chicken does not stick.

You need one chicken breast seasoned.

and some prosciutto. This stuff is salty on its own so you don't need to add too much salt to your chicken breast.

If you haven't worked with it before it is a cured ham product from Italy that is cut paper thin. It can be a pain to work with (if you have no patience like me) but the taste is worth it.

Wrap the chicken up tight and place it seam side down on the baking tray. Put it in the broiler and let it cook for about 15-20 minutes. I pulled the green beans out after about 12 so they wouldn't burn.

You can serve with a lemon wedge to brighten up the flavor of the beans, but I barely used any. The beans get a delicious flavor from the roasting.

This is a fast and flavorful meal that is perfect for a weeknight dinner.


  1. I saw this recipe but broiling scares the crap outta me. I have no idea why, though...

    But this doesn't look so scary. The Proscuitto looks so crispy & delicious.


  2. I broil everything. :) OH and did I say I love my toaster oven. I've used my actual oven about twice since I bought it. I am going to try this one as soon as I find some proscuitto.

  3. That looks delish. I need to get a toaster oven!

  4. My Italian father-in-law used to say that Prosciutto was in the Constitution. We're guaranteed "Life, Liberty and the Prosciutto of Happiness."

  5. I will try this one. Maybe I will have to get a toaster oven. I have a Maytag Gemni stove and have only used the bottom oven twice.