Unseasonally Seasonal

I absolutely love when fresh herbs are on sale in the winter. I get so spoiled in the summer with the endless supply of my home grown herbs, that I miss them so much in the winter. Generally they run between $2.00-4.00 for a small bunch of herbs when you buy them at the store. I was at Ingles the other day when I found them Buy One, Get One FREE! I grabbed a pack of sage and a pack of basil. I really like to use sage with chicken whenever I get the chance. I also noticed Boar’s Head prosciutto was on sale for $1.10 off per pound at the Publix deli. I knew that I could make something delightful with these items.

I have always been a huge fan of the under-appreciated, yet salty and lean meat, prosciutto. Recently, I have noticed it gaining popularity in the food magazines which makes me very happy. In fact, a prosciutto and egg biscuit graced the cover of Food and Wine in January. Go prosciutto…way to keep up the fight to the top!!!

Prosciutto and Sage Chicken Breast

Serves 4

Total Price- $5.42

Total Price per Person- $1.35

Average Retail Price- $9.75

Total Savings-  $4.33



4 8-oz chicken breasts

12 fresh sage leaves

4 oz very thinly sliced prosciutto cut into 12 strips

4 tbsp extra virgin oil

2/3 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 tsp corn starch

4 lemon wedges

Directions – preheat oven to 375:

1. Dry, salt and pepper chicken breasts

2. Place 3 sage leaves on each breast

3. Wrap each breast with 4 strips of prosciutto securing the sage in place

4. Sear chicken 2 minutes each side in a pan over medium-high heat with 2 tsp olive oil

5. Remove chicken from pan and place in the oven for 6-7 minutes or until done

6. Combine broth lemon juice and cornstarch in a small bowl, stir with whisk until well misked

7. Add lemon juice mixture and one tbsp olive oil to the pan

8. Bring to a boil stirring constantly

9. Cook for one minute until thickened, stir with a whisk

10. Spoon sauce over chicken and serve with angel hair pasta or polenta.

Sales used in this recipe-

Sage- BOGO Ingles

Prosciutto- $1.10 off per pound Publix

Angel Hair- Publix- $0.50 off

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4 responses

  1. This sounds delicious! Would you believe that I tasted Proscuitto for the first time this week? I think I might try this with the chicken breasts I have out for tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Okay- so here is my version of this recipe that I created tonight- thought I would share it with you because of your inspiration.
    I halved 1 chicken breast to make 2 thin cutlets and pounded it flat. I put 1 piece of proscuitto on each cutlet, put on 1 wedge of laughing cow cheese- elongated to fit better. I rolled the chicken up (cordon Bleu style)- then, I put butter spray all over it and rolled it in a little bit of bread crumbs.
    Baked it at 350 for about 30 minutes along with roasted sweet potato cubes. Delicious! I think the lemon sauce would have made it even better- I forgot to put it on.
    Also- we started the meal with Kale Chips (Allrecipes.com)- delicious and nutritious! This is a great weight watcher meal.

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