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Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

Recipe from: Bon Appétit | November 2012

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
8 thin slices prosciutto
8 thin slices provolone cheese
32 fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 cups mixed mushrooms (such as crimini, chanterelle, and maitake), torn or chopped into small pieces
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons mixed chopped fresh herbs (such as basil, parsley, and chives)

Halve chicken breasts horizontally, keeping 1 long side attached; open halves like a book. Pound breasts until ¼ inch thick. Season on all sides with salt and pepper. Place 1 chicken breast on a work surface, cut side up. Overlap 2 slices prosciutto on top of chicken, leaving a ½ inch border. Top prosciutto with 2 slices provolone; layer 8 basil leaves over cheese, maintaining ½ inch border. Roll up chicken lengthwise and tie with kitchen twine. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.

Preheat oven to 450°F. Heat 1 tablespoon butter and oil in a large heavy ovenproof skillet. Add roulades and cook until browned on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center of roulades registers 165°F, 7 or 8 minutes. (The chicken will be cooked through but still juicy.) Transfer chicken to plates and let rest for 10 minutes.

Scrape drippings and any melted cheese from skillet; discard. Set skillet over medium-high heat and melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add mushrooms. Cook, turning once, until mushrooms are golden brown, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; add broth and vinegar. Simmer until liquid is thickened and reduced, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon butter and herbs; season with salt and pepper.

Cut off and discard twine. Cut chicken into ½ inch slices. Drizzle mushroom sauce over.


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