Thursday, January 6, 2011

Grilled Prosciutto-Basil Chicken

Inspired by this recipe from Fine Cooking.

Serves 4.

4 medium boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 lb)
freshly ground black pepper
8 large basil leaves
4 large, thin slices of prosciutto
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

  1. Light a medium charcoal fire or set a gas grill to medium high.
  2. Season each chicken breast with pepper.
  3. Lay one piece of prosciutto on a cutting board, put one basil leaf in the middle of the prosciutto and set the chicken on top. Lay a second piece of basil on the chicken and wrap the prosciutto around the breast and basil, overlapping the ends. 
  4. Brush chicken packet lightly with olive oil. 
  5. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  6. Reduce the heat on the gas grill to medium. Grill the chicken breasts, covered, until they are well marked, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook, turning every few minutes, until chicken is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes more. Serve with vegetables with walnut dressing or your favorite side dish.

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