I’m pretty obsessed with prosciutto right now. Which is funny because I really can’t stand ham but oh how I love the salty bite of a really thin slice of prosciutto. So, naturally when I saw this recipe I was really excited. Turns out, even though this is breaded and stuffed with prosciutto and cheese it still comes in at 170 calories a serving. We served our chicken with balsamic glazed green beans and potato planks with warm shallot dressing. I can’t wait to blog the sides, they turned out great! Sorry about the photo, it’s certainly not my best but I was focused on the cheese…not the photo. haha!
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 Minutes
Note: I cut the recipe in half but I don’t think the amount of breadcrumbs would coat the amount of chicken that the original recipe calls for. I had just enough using the whole amount of breading. So keep that in mind if preparing for all 8 pieces of chicken.
8 thin chicken cutlets, 3 oz each
4 (2.8 oz) slices thin lean prosciutto, sliced in half
4 slices reduced fat provolone or mozzarella, sliced in half
1/2 cup whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Romano cheese (or parmesan)
1 lemon, juice of
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 red onion, sliced
olive oil non-stick spray
Wash and dry cutlets well with paper towels. Combine breadcrumbs and grated cheese in one bowl and olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper in another bowl.
Preheat oven to 450°. Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.
Dip the chicken in the lemon-oil mixture, then in the breadcrumbs to coat well. Place each cutlet on a work surface such as a cutting board and lay 1/2 slice prosciutto, 1/2 slice cheese and a few chunks of red onion on one side of the chicken cutlet.
Roll and place seam side down in a baking dish (no toothpicks needed). Repeat with the remaining chicken. When finished, top with remaining crumbs and spray lightly with oil.
Bake 25 – 30 minutes. Serve immediately! Serving size is listed as one, but if you are having this as a low carb meal with a salad, I suggest you have two.
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 chicken • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 168.6 • Fat: 6.4 g • Protein: 22.1 g • Carb: 4.6 g • Fiber: 0.7 g • Sugar: 0.0 g