Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
I viewed the making of this chicken dish on Lidia's Italian Kitchen. It turned out as delicious as it looked and it's easy to make. It's a little time consuming, but well worth the wait. The fontina and proscuitto parma can be found in any supermarket or Italian specialty store. You will need an oven-safe 9 inch skillet.
- 6 boneless chicken breasts, with skins on
- 6 slices Fontina cheese
- 6 slices prosciutto di Parma
- 8 ounces tomato sauce (bottled or store bought)
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- With a mallet, gently pound each chicken breast between waxed paper.
- The breasts should be one inch thick.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place one slice of proscuitto on top of each chicken breast.
- With the back of your knife, tap the proscuitto lightly on the chicken breast.
- This will make the proscuitto adhere to the chicken.
- Preheat your 9" skillet with the oil until it becomes hot, not smokey.
- Turn heat to medium/high.
- Lay each piece of chicken, proscuitto side down, into the oiled pan.
- Turn the heat down to medium.
- Let it be.
- Moving the chicken around will cause it to become tough.
- Cook for 3- 4 minutes or until golden brown on one side.
- Gently turn the chicken pieces over and continue to cook.
- While the chicken is browning, add the tomato sauce to the pan.
- Continue to cook the chicken in the tomato sauce for another 3- 4 minutes.
- Sprinkle the flour into the tomato sauce.
- The sauce will begin to thicken.
- Once this side is golden brown, lay one slice of fontina cheese on top of each chicken breast.
- Place the skillet into the preheated oven and cook for another 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven, plate and serve with pasta, rice or lentils.
- Serve with crusty Italian bread.