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Prosciutto Chicken with Spinach and Feta and Peppers

Proscuitto Wrapped Stuffed chicken Breasts

I miss the fragrant smell of autumn in the air. I long to have the crisp leaves crunching under my feet as I walk through the park. I can no longer hear the roar of the crowds from the Big Ten Michigan Football Stadium all the way here in Hong Kong.

Trams in Hong Kong

I can however enjoy the ride on the city tram (trolley) all the way from Kennedy town to Shek Kei Wan for just $2.30 HKD or about $0.30 USD. Hong Kong Tramway is the world's largest fleet of double-deck tramcars still in operation, carrying an average of 230,000 passengers every day.

Trams in Hong Kong

There is something magical about riding the tram and it makes me feel like we have gone back in time. The conductor sits proudly in his seat as he stops to pick up new passengers and then rings his bell... Ding, Ding, Ding goes the Trolley... As the tram passes along the road your can see all the buildings, millions of people and colorful rainbow of sites such wet markets and the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong life.

Hong Kong life

If you are looking for something fast to get you someplace quickly this is not your mode of transportation as it goes slow, stops every stop along the way and there is no aircon so you don't want to be on this tram too long on those hot summer days.  However with fall rolling in, there is a slight breeze and it is perfect for tram ride and a delightful baked meal.

Proscuitto wrapped stuffed chicken breasts

I made a delicious meal with a stuffed chicken breasts with spinach, roasted red and yellow peppers, feta cheese with a carmalized onion and mushroom confetti with herbs, butter and a little white wine all rolled up and wrapped in a blanket of Italian prosciutto.

Proscuitto wrapped stuffed chicken breasts

When you slice into these beautiful pieces of art it looks like a mozaic of colors then topped it off with a simple sauce de jour. A slice of the stuffed chicken breast reminds me of the bright bulletin boards and signs on all of the trams. Each of the trams are a different color and are painted and covered with advertisement.

Proscuitto wrapped stuffed chicken breasts

For my picky teenage boys I stuffed their chicken breasts with salami, mozzarella cheese and herbs and rolled it up and wrapped it up in bacon. Bacon is like one of the main food categories for teenagers and there is nothing green near or inside their chicken so they were quite happy. This option is perfect for the carnivores in your family.

Proscuitto wrapped stuffed chicken breasts

You can really use your imagination and stuff your chicken breast with whatever your little heart desires. Maybe you want to go a little sweet and stuff them with couscous with apricots and dates and nuts and herbs. Maybe you want to go with a Spanish flare and fill with chorizo, olives and rice.

Proscuitto wrapped stuffed chicken breasts

How about go tropical and stuff chicken breasts with slices of ham, pineapple and my Hawaiian Luau rice http://bamskitchen.com/dietary-restrictions/glutenfree/hawaiian-luau-rice/. The only rule here is that you need to wrap your final product in either prosciutto, bacon or some kind of pork so that the final product stays moist and delicious.

Proscuitto wrapped stuffed chicken breasts

The beauty of this dish is you do all the prep either the day before or earlier in the morning before you start your day.  The fall is busy and you need something for dinners and weekends that you can just pop in the oven.

Proscuitto wrapped stuffed chicken breasts

However the reason why I love this dish so much is that it is impressive. If you need to host a gathering at your home or even for your family in the weekend this is a lovely meal that will always get ohhs and ahhs from your guests.

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Prosciutto Chicken with Spinach and Feta and Peppers

By HWC Magazine  , , , ,

September 18, 2013

Stuffed chicken breasts with spinach, roasted red and yellow peppers, feta cheese with a carmalized onion and mushroom confetti with herbs, butter and a little white wine all rolled up and wrapped in a blanket of Italian proscuitto and topped it off with a simple sauce de jour.

  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yields: 6 Adults or 1 Hungry Teenager

Ingredients

Chicken Breasts - 3 fillet open and pounded flat

spinach - 1.5 cups of frozen spinach thawed and squeezed to remove all the water

roasted peppers - 3 red or yellow roasted

olive oil - 1 tablespoon

garlic - 2 cloves crushed and chopped

butter - 1 teaspoon

onion - 1/2 small onion or about 1/4 cup chopped

mushrooms - 1.5 cups finely diced (I used button mushrooms)

salt and pepper - to taste

thyme - 1 teaspoon

white wine - 1/8 cup and a splash for the gravy

feta cheese - 1/2 cup crumbled

proscuitto - 2 packages

olive oil - 1 tablespoon

butter - 1-2 teaspoons

Directions

1Lay your whole chicken breasts out on your chopping board and note there is a large and small portion to the breast. Take your sharp knife and cut along the large portion of the breast about 1/2 inch down and across and open up the breast. Keep making small slits in the chicken breast not cutting through the breast but just allow it to open up so can make it flat and fillet it open a little at a time. The goal is to make a large flat piece of chicken breast so that you can stuff it with lots of delicious fillings.

2Place a piece of plastic wrap over the chicken and pound until flat. I used an old rolling pin so choose your weapon of choice for this job. Season chicken breasts with a little salt and pepper.

3You can either use fresh steamed spinach or frozen spinach which you have unthawed and squeezed tightly to remove all of the juices. Place a thin layer of spinach over the prepared chicken breasts.

4Place a layer of roasted red or yellow peppers over the spinach. Set aside.

5In a small pan place a little olive oil, butter, onions and garlic and saute until onions are caramalized. Add the chopped mushrooms and a splash of white wine, fresh thyme and salt and pepper to taste. Saute until mushrooms are tender and slightly golden. Place a thin layer of sauteed mushroom and onions over the roasted red peppers that are stacked on top of the spinach on the chicken breast. Top with a thin layer of feta cheese.

6Roll your chicken breast tightly and tuck in the edges. Wrap each stuffed chicken breast with enough proscuitto to completely cover and protect the chicken breast by overlapping the proscuitto slices.

7Roll and wrap tightly your proscuitto covered stuffed chicken breasts with plastic wrap and twists the sides so it is so tight it looks like a sausage. Place in the refrigerator for at least one hour or up to overnight. This step makes your stuffed chicken breasts into a wonderful beautiful compact mozaic piece of art.

8Preheat your oven to 190 Celsius or about 375 degrees F.

9Take your proscuitto wrapped chicken rolls out of the refrigerator. Carefully remove the plastic wrap and wrap baking twine from end to end to secure. Dont even think about stabbing this wonderful mozaic with toothpicks. (I cannot find bakers twine in Hong Kong but a great substitute is tooth floss, just dont use the minty fresh or bubblegum flavored kind...) Place a dash of steak seasoning on top

10Step 10:Drizzle a little olive oil into a pan. On medium high heat on the stove top brown your proscuitto wrapped stuffed chicken rolls on all sides. (If you use an oven proof skillet, then you can directly pop it in the oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the juices run clear.) If you don't have an oven proof skillet, transfer your little chicken bundles to a pre-greased oven pan. Do not wash those pans yet!!!

11Take your cooked chicken out of the skillet and keep warm. Place your skillet back on the burner. Add a splash of wine to deglaze the pan. Add about 1/2 cup water, salt and pepper to taste. Let it reduce by half. Add about 1-2 teaspoons of butter and stir gently. Remove from heat.

12Slice the proscuitto wrapped stuffed chicken into slices about 1/2 thick and drizzle the delightful sauce de jour on top. Enjoy!

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  • The spinach, feta, and roasted peppers sound so good in this!

  • kitchenriffs

    This really is a great looking dish! I’d certainly be impressed if it was served to me. And I promise when I make this I won’t stab it with toothpicks, or use minty dental floss to secure it! Really nice recipe – thanks.

  • Fae

    BAM, I love your narrative and the correlation of colors of the stuffing to the trams. This is a brilliant and delectable dish/recipe!

  • Eha

    Love the recipe: both [all the variations] the ingredients and the appetizing look ~ don’t know I would have been ‘kind’ enough to the youngsters to make them a separate ‘loaf’: if they had to pick around the vegetables they just might have had some and found it not to be so ‘monstrous’ 🙂 ! Oh, and ‘thank you’ for the trams – am so glad that part of Hong Kong still traditionally stands! Thinking of you 🙂 !

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Eha, I hope you are doing well and thanks for your message. I guess the worst treatment the boys could ever have is to have asparagus stuffed into their chicken. My eldest actually gags if he tries asparagus. It is always good for a laugh. The trams are still going strong and a large part of HK culture. Take care and have a nice weekend. BAM

  • Delicious! But I can’t believe there are such tall and gaudy trams in the world! Trams are non-existent in my city, so it was really interesting to see your photos! :3

  • Your proscuitto wrapped chicken looks simply amazing!

  • I love stuffed chicken breasts and this combination of ingredients sounds delicious 🙂

  • Beautiful!

  • Superb Bam. The best way to serve chicken, stuffed and rolled. Looks beautiful too.

  • What a lovely story and the wrapped chicken looks delicious! Have a cheerful day, Bridget

  • I love this combination of ingredients for stuffed chicken breasts and your other suggestions as well. I bet your boys loved their dinner! I love your narrative, Bobbi and your photos are always beautiful.

  • It is impressive indeed. Love all your variations. Will be making this for company.
    Beautiful photo, love the action photo, the 4th one.

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I love this stuffed chicken! I also like riding trams when I’m in Melbourne. The rattle under my feet as the wheels travel along the tracks instantly make me want to have a nap. 🙂

  • Oh yum!!!! I am definitely going to have to make that soon, as I have some beautiful roasted peppers in the refrigerator right now. What a beautiful dish!!

  • The stuffed chicken…the feta cheese…the carmalized onions…..heaven on a plate!!!

  • Omg I’m drooling looking at this dish. I always struggle wrapping with the chicken so I am hesitant to make this dish and don’t appear on our table often. Your delicious photo made me courage to try again (otherwise I cannot eat!). 🙂 I know what you mean about missing autumn. Living in California, I dearly miss autumn in Japan…

  • Looks delicious!

  • Looks like there was a tram fare hike. Was at 2 HKD a few years ago….anyway, this is some seriously delicious chicken dish here! You have a lot of flavors packed in that chicken wrap! Thanks for sharing the detailed recipe.

  • Looks wonderful Bam! I think it would be hit here at our house!

  • I like stuffing chicken breast since they could always use some more flavor and moisture! This is an amazing way to achieve that touch:)

  • Never tried this before but it sure does look delicious!

  • Of course you’d get ohhhs and ahhhs with this meal, it looks beautiful and must taste great. Good point too that you can change up the stuffing to please everybody. I make a similar one but haven’t thought to put in the peppers which is a great idea for color and a little extra flavor. What? Your boys aren’t crazy about the green stuff? My 67 yr. old ‘boy’ has that same issue.
    I love how colorful those trams are

  • Looks so gorgeous plated! Everyone in my family will love the spinach, feta and peppers!

  • This is indeed a delightful meal! How beautifully you wrapped the filling in chicken breast and then in prosciutto. Made me hungry!

  • Beautiful dish!! But those trams look scary – like they’re going to flip over they’re so tall!

  • That looks and sounds absolutely gorgeous Bam – so succulent, and it’s incredibly pretty with all the filling like that… like a giant chicken maki roll, lol! I’m a big autumn fan too… it’s so nice to walk about and feel the crunch of leaves underfoot!

  • Jo (http://blog-diggidy.com)

    Loving your pics! These look delish! Autumn is my favorite time of year… xo

  • This definitely looks great for serving at gatherings! Delicious!

  • Simply stunning. I bet it tasts as good as it looks.

  • wow, tasty and juicy stuffed chicken!
    nice tricks with the presciutto wrapper!
    i can barely smell the charred prosciutto over here Bam!

  • BAM, looks fabulous as always. Bookmarked this for later. Susie

  • I used to wrap & bake my meat those days, but I’m getting lazy now. Bam, your HK pix reminds me of my trips there. Love shopping & eating in HK!

  • Chicken breast can be a bit boring but there’s no chance of that here! Lovely recipe, Bam and I love the variations you suggest.

  • A truly heavenly savory dish, BAM. Love all the variations you presented and I’ve already pinned this one! Your teens will learn to eat and appreciate the chicken-proscuitto combination as their taste buds mature. It’s the first day of Fall here and in the 50’s… cool and sunless all day. But, I love it and the fact that the leaves are starting to change colors. Those trams look like such fun. I’d like riding around all day at a slow rate.

  • Wow Bam that looks perfectly made! I love it

  • This looks just gorgeous Bam! I love the color of the rolls once they are cooked. And I can almost smell the aromas. It’s a great fall meal for sure! (anytime of year really) The pictures of Hong Kong’s trolleys are very cool. I can’t imagine living in such a busy place. It’s got to be full of so much energy. 🙂

  • Kumar’s Kitchen

    a very elegant dish…got hooked to caramelized onion and cheese in the filling….must taste scrumptious,thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Yes, the filling possibilities are endless, and they look so good! The bacon around the chicken sounds so flavorful, no one would say no to this!

  • Wish I had the patience to try this one out… It’s such a delectable and sauve dish!! Love it… and love your description too!

  • Looks so good and moist and tender!

  • We are starting to have our share of autumn here and I believe we’ll have plenty… Having said that, your chicken looks succulent and very enticing!

  • Oh,Bobbi! What can I say??? Prosciutto? You can never go wrong with prosciutto! They are beautiful!

  • This sure is a celebration to the eye and the taste buds! YUM! 🙂

  • Such perfection. I always have a hard time in rolling a stuffed chicken breast so it looks so nice as yours came out.

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