Andrea Immer's Chicken Breast With Prosciutto & Sage

Total Time
30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a recipe I learned during a Central Market wine and food pairing class taught by Andrea Immer, a master sommelier and gourmet cook. She made this dish to illustrate how well the flavors of sage, prosciutto and chicken pair with Chianti. This is an excellent, easy chicken dish. I use small chicken breast halves – 5-6 ounces each. If you have very large (8-12 oz) chicken breast halves, start with 2 and split them in half cross-wise to make 4. It’s very important to use the right size chicken breast here so the cooking time will be accurate.

Directions

  1. Pound chicken to an even thickness (about 3/4 inch). Lay 5 sage leaves on top of each chicken breast halve. Wrap a slice of prosciutto around each sage-topped chicken breast and secure with toothpick.
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium. Place chicken breasts in skillet, sage side down. Cover skillet and cook chicken for 10 minutes. Remove cover. Turn chicken over and cook uncovered for another 4-5 minutes. Add sherry and stir, scraping up any extra bits from bottom of pan.
  3. Plate chicken and spoon sauce over top,.
Most Helpful

4 5

I thought this was very good and very easy. I didn't have toothpicks, so I cut small slits in the chicken and weaved the procuitto through. easier said than done, lol. I added a little garlic at the last minute, since i thought the sauce needed a little something. But truly this was a really nice and very easy to make dish. If you dont have fresh sage you could use dry, but it wouldn't be 100% the same. Served with mashed potatoes and roasted squash with balsamic honey glaze. Thanks for the great recipe! I will be making this again!