Lemony Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Breasts


This ultra-quick recipe is as easy as it gets. Chicken breasts are wrapped in a slice of savory prosciutto, and cooked until crispy. While they rest, you whip up a simple lemony pan sauce that brings it all together. Serve with Brussels sprouts and toasted garlic bread to complete the meal.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 4 (4 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon kosher salt

  • 4 thin prosciutto slices (about 2 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup unsalted chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Season chicken evenly with pepper and salt; wrap each chicken breast with 1 prosciutto slice, covering as much of the chicken as possible.

  2. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the pan and cook until golden brown on 1 side, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the chicken over and place the pan in the oven.

  3. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest portion of the chicken registers 165 degrees F, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer the chicken to a plate.

  4. Return the skillet to medium heat; add broth and lemon juice; stir, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer until reduced by about half, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter, parsley and crushed red pepper. Serve the sauce over the chicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

282 Calories
17g Fat
2g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cutlet & 4 tsp. sauce
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Vitamin A 418IU 8%
Vitamin C 6mg 6%
Folate 15mcg 4%
Sodium 501mg 22%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 34mg 8%
Potassium 414mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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