Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Breast with Tomato Sauce Recipe

This attractive plate of food is one of my favourite chicken recipes. There are very few ingredients here that can, of course, be altered to one's taste.  It's also good to know that it can be all done on one pan which will save on clean up time as well.

These chicken breasts in tomato sauce are so good that you will surely repeat; they are very easy to make, economical and also the chicken will be tender and juicy.  They are a delight and without any secret; to make this chicken you only need some good ingredients and a good frying pan so that the chicken meat is perfect.  You should use a non-stick frying pan and if it is made of iron, even better. In this type of pan, the results are much better, in my humble opinion.

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Serves: 2

2 chicken breasts
12 pitted black olives
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 small handful basil leaves
freshly ground black pepper
8 slices prosciutto
2 tbsp olive oil

For the Tomato Sauce:
4 tbsp tomato puree
2 tbsp water

1. To butterfly chicken breast, place on a chopping board and with a flat hand on top, insert a sharp knife into the thicker end. Gently slice through the chicken breast being sure not to cut the whole way through to the other side.  Open out the breast which will now resemble a butterly. Repeat the procedure with the second chicken breast.

2. Lay 4 of the prosciutto slices side by side, slightly overlapping. Place butterflied chicken breast on top. Repeat this process for the second chicken breast.
Divide the olives, chopped tomato, basil and seasoning between the two chicken breasts. Fold the each breast over and roll tightly in the prosciutto slices.

3. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan and cook each chicken breast until golden brown. Remove from pan and leave to rest.

4. Place the tomato puree and water in a pan. Allow to heat through, continually stirring.

5. Divide the tomato sauce between two warmed plates. Slice chicken breast on the diagonal and place on top. Serve with crusty bread to soak the remaining sauce.