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Stuffed Chicken Caprese

June 2011
Stuffed Chicken Caprese

by 22 people

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Makes: 6 servings

Prep: 30 mins

Grill: 15 mins

  • 6 chicken breasts (6 oz each), tenderloins removed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 6 slices
  • 2 plum tomatoes, cut into 6 slices each
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 6 pieces thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 3 lemons, halved, for serving
  • 1/4 cup store-bought pesto
  1. Cut a pocket horizontally in each chicken breast. Season lightly inside and out with salt and pepper. Place 1 cheese slice, 2 tomato slices and 2 basil leaves inside each pocket. Wrap 1 prosciutto slice crosswise around each breast to enclose the filling.
  2. Preheat a grill to medium. Brush the wrapped chicken with 1 tbsp. EVOO and place on the grill. Cook, turning once, until well marked on both sides, about 10 minutes. Move to a cooler part of the grill and cook until no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Add the lemon halves to the grill and char briefly.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the pesto and the remaining 3 tbsp. EVOO. Transfer the chicken to a platter, top with the pesto mixture and serve with the lemons.
  • Swap out the basil for additional store-bought pesto.