Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Chicken breast with Prosciuto

5 comments Mar 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Meat and Poultry, Recipes

I love this method of preparing chicken breast. The meat stays soft and juicy, it fries quickly and the spices give the dish a great flavour. I serve this dish with rice, spinach or cous cous. An easy to do dish that can be prepared in just a few minutes.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Frying time: 6 minutes

difficulty: easy

Ingredients for 2:

  • 2 pieces of chicken breast from the butcher you trust
  • 4 slices of prosciutto crudo
  • 3 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 1 organic lemon
  • some Oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • a few drops Aceto Balsamico
  • good olive oil


Take a 15 inch piece of plastic wrap an place it on a cutting board. Cut the chicken breast horizontally in half and place the half onto the board. Place the meat in a way, that you can fold the remaining foil to cover the meat.

Season the meat with salt and pepper. Wash the lemon with hot water, rub dry and grind some zest over the meat. Drizzle first some Oregano then a quarter of the Parmesan cheese over it. Now place one slice of Prosciuto on top. Fold the foil over it.

Take a frying pan and bang the pan with the flat side onto the meat. Three to four hits should be enough. Repeat this procedure with the other pieces of chicken breast.

Place the pan on the stove, heat some oil in it. Unwrap the meat and fry with the Prosciutto side down first. Turn the meat after approx 3 minutes and fry for another 2 minutes. Keep the pan covered while doing so.
Place the meat on a board and cut into stripes. Place on the serving plate and drizzle some Aceto Balsamico over it.

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  1. That combination is mouthwatering!



  2. I don’t normally cook my chicken that way but looking at your juicy chicken I might try.

  3. Nice one…recipe and mouth-watering photo!

  4. This looks unbelievable!! I will be trying it very soon! You took a great picture also.

  5. I bookmarked this recipe right away Tobias!!!!

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