This chicken is quick, simple, delicious and has an elegant presentation! If you don't have prosciutto handy you can use bacon. Make it really special and throw in a variety of exotic mushrooms, shiitake, portabello, oyster, etc. It can be prepared ahead of time and thrown in the oven when ready. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes, buttered noodles or basmati rice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Drizzle butter into a casserole dish. Season chicken with salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon garlic. Wrap chicken thighs in prosciutto, and place in casserole dish. Sprinkle mushrooms and remaining garlic on top of chicken.

  • Bake in a preheated oven until juices run clear, about 1 hour. Remove chicken to a platter, and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

  • Pour drippings from casserole into a skillet set over medium-low heat. Whisk in wine and sour cream, and cook until warmed through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Pour over chicken, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

383 calories; protein 20.7g; carbohydrates 3.3g; fat 30.8g; cholesterol 118.7mg; sodium 424.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2006
I can't believe the person before me said this was just so-so! This was MARVELOUS! Perhaps better suited for the more sophisticated palate. So rich and flavorful! I used boneless skinless thighs and it was heavenly. I served it with mashed redskin garlic potatoes and grilled aspargus. My guests thought I was possessed by Martha Stewart, they were so impressed! Thank you Tiff for this wonderful recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2006
This was just okay. I prefer chicken breast so I used them instead of thighs. We also sprinkled parmesan cheese on top when they came out of the oven for extra flavor. I will try them again though and add some additional seasoning. If you use breasts it cuts the cooking time down to about 20 minutes. Pound them flat and just lay the prosciutto on top. Read More
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354 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2006
I can't believe the person before me said this was just so-so! This was MARVELOUS! Perhaps better suited for the more sophisticated palate. So rich and flavorful! I used boneless skinless thighs and it was heavenly. I served it with mashed redskin garlic potatoes and grilled aspargus. My guests thought I was possessed by Martha Stewart, they were so impressed! Thank you Tiff for this wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2007
You've done a great job on this recipe. I was looking for a tasty dish to try for my first attempt with prosciutto and it was superb. The only thing I changed was the same as the advise from many others mushrooms on the bottom of the dish along with an onion. I went a bit lighter on the garlic but that is a personal choice. I left the lid on the casserole dish and cooked it for 1.5 hours then reduced the resultant liquid by half before adding the cream. Beautiful and thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2005
Had Christmas at my house for the first time and wanted something to wow the inlaws and my husbands family...this was it. This turned out great. I made this the night before and put it into the oven for about 1 hour and 10 minutes and it turned out delicious. It was moist and everyone raved...thanks for making my Christmas dinner easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2008
What a simple and delicious way to prepare chicken! I used boneless chicken breasts that I pounded down to 1/2 inch thick. I also put the mushrooms on the bottom of the baking dish as others had suggested. The sauce was perfect. I used light sour cream and to thicken it I used a little cornstarch and I had some Asiago cheese on hand so I grated a little of that into the sauce. I served it with garlic mashed potatoes and it was a hit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2006
This was o.k. I used chicken breast tenders and added artichokes. Half way through the cooking I had a lot of liquid and the mushrooms and prosciutto were not browning. I suggest putting the mushrooms on the bottom of the chicken (or saute them separately if you like 'em brown) or you'll be wasting 6.00 worth of prosciutto. Flavor was good though and the sauce was delicious. I reduced drippings & 3/4 cup white wine by half before adding sour cream. Great over angel hair pasta with some fresh lemon juice on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2006
Very delicious. I used chicken cutlets sliced very thin and I lightly browned them in butter before assembling everything because they didnt have the skin like the thighs would have. Because I made this for 16 people I used virginia ham instead of prosciutto just to save on the cost and I didnt want to use bacon because it sounded too rich that way. Everyone loved it I should have made much more it went so fast. I served this with a mushroom and artichoke risotto. Very delicious easy to prepare and tasted like I cooked all day. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2007
This is a terrific recipe and provides a base to experiment until you find your perfect mix of textures and tastes. We like chicken thighs well done. They are fatty enough to lend themselves to the well done side and we cook this dish until the prosciutto and chicken skin bind and provide a crispy crust (almost 2 hours with the last half hour at 325 degrees). I also place the schrooms on the bottom and use Chardonnay as the wine type. The extra cooking time reduces the liquid skightly but rather than reducing it further I take out a little of the liquid before I put it in the saucepan and make a slurry with corn starch (heaping TBS)to thicken the cooking juices sour cream wine mixture. I have extra the next day when I serve any leftovers with steamed Jasmine rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2007
I have learned that cooking scores big points with women. This was awesomely easy and has become my go to dishe for when I want to cook dinner for my dates. I have only one big pan for cooking and I can use it for this whole meal. They should rename date chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2006
Very rich sauce. I used boneless/skinless chicken thighs wrapped in prosciutto and completed the sauce with a dry white wine. I enjoyed this delicious chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and its rich sauce! A new dish for those that have tried everthing!!! I love it! I can't wait to make it for my friends!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2006
This was just okay. I prefer chicken breast so I used them instead of thighs. We also sprinkled parmesan cheese on top when they came out of the oven for extra flavor. I will try them again though and add some additional seasoning. If you use breasts it cuts the cooking time down to about 20 minutes. Pound them flat and just lay the prosciutto on top. Read More
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