I hope everyone is having a great week so far! Tomorrow is already Wednesday and I feel like this week is flying by. But when your calendar is 80% full during the day, you really lose track of time. Anyhow! Tonight’s dinner was a little on the fancy side, but it definitely something you make when you want a restaurant quality meal, without the restaurant price. My husband also made the comment that this is a great comfort food meal to make on a cold winter night, but not a 90 degree and humid summer night. Duly noted honey, duly noted. We had a prosciutto and mozzarella stuffed chicken breast with an orange beurre blanc sauce over garlic mashed potatoes. (Whew! That was a long title!) You don’t have to have this chicken with mashed potatoes, you could really serve it with any side dish that you want, I just happen to love using this sauce over the mashed potatoes for a delicious combination that makes my dinner just sing. This takes about 75 minutes to prep and cook, so don’t come home starving before making this dinner. Although this is a fairly easy recipe to follow, no one will ever know you didn’t go to culinary school.
Prosciutto and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breast with an Orange Beurre Blanc
- 4 Chicken Breasts
- 4 Prosciutto Slices
- 4 ounces Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
- Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup Dry White Wine
- 1 cup Pulp Free Orange Juice
- 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 tablespoon Parsley, Finely Chopped
- 1/2 stick, Unsalted Butter, cut into cubes
Pre-heat over to 350 degrees. Cut a pocket into each chicken breast in the thickest part of the chicken breast. Stuff with prosciutto and mozzarella and then use wooden, non-colored toothpicks to hold the sides together. (Cooking twine works too Brush with olive oil and then season with salt and pepper. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until internal temperature is 160 degrees. While that is cooking, add orange juice and white wine to a medium-sized sauce pan and heat over medium heat until it has a slow boil. Once the liquid has reduced by half, whisk in the heavy whipping cream, bring to a boil over medium, and then simmer over low until sauce has thickened. Add parsley and keep warm. Right before serving, whisk in butter until melted. When chicken is ready, remove toothpicks and pour sauce over chicken. Serve with your favorite starch for a good comfort meal, or with a steamed veggie if you’re looking for a lighter meal.
Sorry for the lack of pictures tonight, when you have your hands all over raw chicken breasts, the last thing you want to touch is a camera!