Gruyere, Arugula and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Here’s a gourmet chicken recipe that can be served as a weeknight dinner too:  Gruyere, Arugula and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Gruyere, Arugula and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breasts recipe from RecipeGirl.com

This recipe is really pretty easy. Once you pound the chicken out, it cooks really quickly. If you don’t have a mallet, use your rolling pin!

Gruyere, Arugula and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:15 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 6 (24 ounces) chicken breast halves
  • 6 slices (3 ounces) prosciutto
  • 6 slices (3 ounces) Gruyere cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups arugula, stems cut off
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray shallow baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place chicken breast halves between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Discard plastic wrap. Top each chicken breast half with 1 slice of prosciutto, 1 slice of cheese, and 1/4 cup of arugula (or spinach), leaving a 1/4-inch border around the edges. Fold in half, pinching edges together to seal; sprinkle with salt and pepper. (The chicken can be prepared up to a day ahead and refrigerated at this point.)
  3. Dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes on each side. Place chicken in prepared pan. Bake for 5 minutes or until done.
Tips:
  • You can sub spinach for the arugula, if you wish.
  • If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN FREE- just be sure that the brand of prosciutto you are using is designated as GF, and sub GF flour for the all-purpose flour.
Nutrition:
  • Nutritional Information per serving (serving size: 1 stuffed breast) Calories: 242, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Sugar: .30g, Fiber: .23g, Protein: 34g, Cholesterol: 89g, Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS:  Freestyle SmartPoints: 4, Points Plus Program: 6, Old Points Program: 5.5
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Cooking Light )
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