How to Make Prosciutto-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

The secret to feeling like a gourmet chef cooking in a fancy restaurant is all in this simple recipe that will surely impress guests.

Anything stuffed with cheese is a great idea.

Anything wrapped with prosciutto is also a great idea.

So it should go without saying that anything stuffed with cheese and wrapped with prosciutto is . . . a brilliant idea. Right?

We’re talking tender and juicy chicken breasts oozing with ooey, gooey, melted cheese, all held together by thin slices of umami-filled prosciutto.

This is seriously a match made in heaven, and our Kitchen Heroes can’t get enough of it. “This was delicious and could have eaten more,” “Everyone was impressed, from one and three year olds to hubby and grandma,” and “Feels fancy to eat this” are some of the comments that thread through our recipe reviews. Oh, and of course, “Winner, winner, chicken dinner”!

But enough talk – this is a recipe you have to try for yourself. And if it looks and sounds a little intimidating – butterflying, pounding, stuffing, wrapping, searing – don’t worry. It sounds like a lot of steps, but we promise you it’ll come together quickly and easily. Looks like you spent hours, but really, you can get it done in under 40 minutes. Just have a look at our video to see how easy it is to make this fancy dish:


How to Make Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken

Chicken stuffed with cheese and wrapped in prosciutto is an easy-to-make gourmet meal that packs a ton of flavor.

The video above teaches you the basics of how to make prosciutto-wrapped stuffed chicken, but the best part is that you don’t need a recipe. Once you nail this technique, you can get experimenting with different flavors, such as using smoked mozzarella or gruyere for the cheese. Or cutting back on cheese altogether and stuffing with chopped artichokes and baby spinach instead.

The stuffing ideas are endless, and we’re going to leave it up to you to conjure them up for many gourmet home dinners to come. Please let us know in the comments what ideas you come up with. We’re so in love with prosciutto-wrapped stuffed chicken, we’re always looking for new ways to enjoy the dish!

If you want to try the recipe that made its debut in our meal plan service and started this whole love affair with prosciutto wrapped chicken, you can get the full recipe below for free when you sign up for a taste test. You won’t be sorry.

Weeknight Meal: Prosciutto-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken #recipe via @cooksmarts


You’ll feel like a professional chef preparing this chicken dish, which is stuffed with oozing cheese and then wrapped in savory prosciutto.

Pair with a simple side dish of lemony garlic broccoli for a balanced but sophisticated dinner.

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Prepping Smarts

  • Most of the prep goes into the chicken, but after that, it’s all about quick cooking. If you’re making our whole recipe with the broccoli side dish, then you’ll need to prep the broccoli, which we show you how to do here:

How to Chop Broccoli

Watch this video to learn how to chop broccoli for a variety of tasty uses.

Equipment Smarts

  • Tenderizer – to pound the chicken breast into thinner pieces for quick and even cooking
  • Skillet – one of our favorite tools to sear and cook proteins
  • Microwave-safe dish – used to cook the broccoli in the microwave; this method is quick and easy, and frees up the stove, so that you don’t have to toggle between two stove dishes at the same time!

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