Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Breasts with Herbed Goat Cheese


This prosciutto-wrapped stuffed chicken recipe is so good and surprisingly easy. The chicken comes out of the oven crispy yet stays moist with an indulgent filling. Chicken can be stuffed and wrapped the night before; ideal for entertaining! I like to serve this with pasta or with mashed potatoes and a quick pan gravy. Carbohydrate conscious? This recipe also goes great with a salad of mixed greens and vinaigrette.

close up view of sliced Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Breasts with Herbed Goat Cheese, serve with pasta and red sauce, garnished with fresh herbs, on a white plate
Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 2 shallots, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¾ cup soft goat cheese

  • 3 dates, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 4 large, thin slices of prosciutto


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread 1 tablespoon olive oil on a baking sheet; set aside.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in shallots; cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Transfer shallot mixture to a bowl. Mix in goat cheese, dates, and basil; stir until well-combined.

  3. Cut a 1-inch long slit with a sharp knife into the thick side of each chicken breast. Work your fingers into the slit and expand the slit to form a pocket.

  4. With your fingers or a spoon, stuff each chicken breast with about 1/4 cup goat cheese mixture. Wipe off any cheese mixture from the outside of chicken breast. Wrap each breast in a slice of prosciutto so that the pocket opening is covered. Place chicken breasts, seam-sides down, onto the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Flip chicken and continue baking until chicken is no longer pink and prosciutto is browned and crisp, about 20 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
24g Fat
10g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 530mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 402mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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