Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken With Prune Couscous

Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken With Prune Couscous 150 Image by: Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken With Prune Couscous 150 Author: Canadian Living

This is a great standby for an impromptu dinner party. You can easily switch up the herbs, nuts and dried fruit for a different flavour.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2011

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 fresh sage leaves
  • 4 prosciutto
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Prune Couscous:
  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 1 cup regular couscous
  • 1/4 cup Dried prune diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Method

Sprinkle chicken all over with garlic, salt and pepper. Place 2 sage leaves on each breast; wrap with slice of prosciutto to secure.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; starting seam side down to adhere, brown chicken all over, 6 to 8 minutes. Add wine; simmer until chicken is no longer pink inside, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to plate and keep warm.

Whisk 1/4 cup of the broth with cornstarch; stir into pan along with remaining broth, butter and lemon juice. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, scraping up browned bits, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Spoon over chicken.

Prune Couscous: Meanwhile, in bowl, stir together couscous, prunes, thyme and 1-1/2 cups boiling water; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork; stir in almonds. Serve with chicken.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 689 mg
  • Protein 43 g
  • Calories 521.0
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Potassium 629 mg
  • Cholesterol 108 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 47 g

%RDI

  • Iron 20.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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