Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Prosciutto-Stuffed Gorgonzola Chicken

Once upon a time a girl met a boy. For their second date, she impulsively offered to cook him dinner, then realized what a big, romantic gesture that might appear, and began to do what she did best, which is freak out and over think the whole night. She then proceeded to spend an hour googling "platonic dinner ideas" on her computer. Mature? Perhaps not, but she did gain a simple and succulent chicken recipe, prepared the meal in under an hour and remained mostly normal throughout the evening. A modern day love story, if you will.

To make the girl's chicken:

2 chicken breasts
8 strips of thinly-sliced prosciutto
1/2 teaspoon chopped rosemary
4 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola

Rinse chicken and pat dry with a paper towel. Cut off fat/gristle. Pound thin between 2 sheets of wax paper and set in ovenproof glass baking dish.

Dice 2 strips prosciutto. Place 1/2 of prosciutto and 1 tablespoon Gorgonzola on each chicken breast and fold over mixture. Wrap 2 strips of prosciutto around each chicken breast and hold folded with toothpicks.

Sprinkle chicken with rosemary and garlic. Pour white wine over chicken and drizzle olive oil on top of chicken breasts.

Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place uncovered baking dish in middle of oven and cook chicken about 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked through.


  1. Heh, I try to avoid cooking for people until I know them pretty well. I'm too... concerned... about my cooking to do it for strangers.

    The chicken sounds great, can't go wrong when you wrap it in prosciutto.

  2. What a romantic story! She must've won d guy's heart with this chix dish :)

  3. Here you feel the scent of Italy!

  4. Will have to give this a spin in my kitchen, if I remember where it is! Perhaps this weekend. Looks great and not too complicated.

  5. Aw, how nice! The chicken sounds wonderful, a delicious and romantic dinner!

  6. That's too funny! I never thought of Googling platonic meal ideas in my single days :) lol Looks great though!

  7. Thanks! You know, apparently most people do not think of it as ideas were few and far between
    : )


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