Monday, November 29, 2010

Chicken Prosciutto Rolls

Having survived the Thanksgiving feast, just barely, Judy and I and Cooking D’Lites are back on track and ready to present  new, healthy, low point, fun recipes for you to try at home.

Because we split the cooking responsibilities last week, we determined who would take over kitchen duties, beginning this week, by using that time tested method, Ro-Sham-Bo.  I won, two out of three, and deferred the duties to Judy. She had already begun searching the web for recipes and seemed quite anxious to get back in the kitchen. As if she had ever left it.

We had gone out to dinner on Saturday evening to our favorite Italian restaurant, Ristorante Forli, in Alamo, California. The recipe Judy had chosen for our Sunday night dinner may have been inspired by that, as it certainly had an Italian flare.  Our Featured recipe for today is; Chicken Prosciutto Rolls. 

Judy served the dish with brown rice and zucchini as the sides.  This recipe is taken from the Australia/New Zealand Weight Watchers website. 

The distinctive aromas and flavors of this Italian inspired chicken dish are utterly sensational.  Although we had it following Thanksgiving, it could be the perfect dish for any special occasion.  

From Our Kitchen to Yours. Enjoy. 

Chicken Prosciutto Rolls


Chicken Prosciutto Rolls with Zucchini and Rice
10.5 oz Chicken Breast, lean. About 2 small breasts

2 slices Prosciutto, excess fat trimmed

1/3 oz Sage, fresh. About 4 leaves

1 Spray, non-stick cooking spray

1 cube Chicken stock, dissolved in ½ cup hot water

2 cups Zucchini, Broccoli or any other fresh green veggie. Lightly steamed to serve.

½ cup Brown Rice. We prefer Trader Joe’s Organic. It’s prepackaged and microwavable in 3 minutes. (Add 1.5 points per ½ cup serving).


Place Chicken breasts on a large piece of plastic wrap. Place another piece of wrap on top, to cover.

Use a metal mallet or rolling pin to gently beat the chicken into evenly thin, about 1/3 inch, pieces.

Remove top piece of plastic wrap and place 2 pieces of Sage leaves on top of each piece of chicken breast. 
Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Place a slice of Prosciutto on each breast covering the Sage leaves. Turn the breasts over and roll up, beginning from the narrow end. Secure with toothpicks. The Prosciutto should be on the outside of the roll.

Spray a large, non-stick, pan with cooking spray for about 3 seconds. Add Chicken Rolls and cook over medium-high heat for about 2 – 3 minutes, turning often to seal in the juices.

Pour in the chicken stock and allow to bubble. Heat until simmering, then cover with a fitted lid, or foil, and reduce heat to low.

Simmer for 20 – 25 minutes, spooning juices over chicken after 15 minutes.

To serve, remove toothpicks.  I repeat, REMOVE the TOOTHPICKS!! Serve with Rice and Veggies.

Yields 2 servings. PointsPlus Value per serving, 6. With Rice, add 2 points per ½ cup rice.

Prep time is 15 minutes. Cooking time is 30 minutes. Level of difficulty is Easy.

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Photo by Barry Baruh

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