Chicken Provolone Recipe
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Chicken Provolone Recipe

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“Chicken Provolone, though one of my simplest dishes, is also one of my husband’s favorites,” says Dawn Bryant of Thedford, Nebraska. “It’s easy to prepare and looks fancy served on a dark plate with a garnish of fresh parsley or basil.”
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham
  • 4 slices provolone cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 236 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 435mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with butter-flavored cooking spray, cook chicken over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  2. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet; top with the basil, prosciutto and cheese. Broil 6-8 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Provolone in Healthy Cooking June/July 2008, p29

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Konabec User ID: 7112446 177801
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

"Delicious combination of flavors. Made one small change: pounded the chicken breasts between plastic wrap until 1/2" before cooking for 3-4 mins each side. Then rolled the remainder of the ingredients up in the breasts, secured with toothpicks, baked until cheese slightly melted."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 88035
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"This was definitely different, but was pleasantly surprised. My hubby who doesn't usually like chicken, liked it, the ham slices were perfect for him. Loved it !"

snteter User ID: 3847965 177797
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"Love it, and its easy to make!"

snteter User ID: 3847965 113453
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"Love it, and its easy to make!"

landstromd User ID: 2714243 177795
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"We are not crazy about basil. Could you substitute spinach or.......?"

Toni51 User ID: 3872187 113452
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"Just a comment for Lmoomaw15 ... I've heard of substituting air dried beef for prosciutto. There is a brand called Carson's that might work well for you."

Toni51 User ID: 3872187 174743
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"My family loved this recipe and it was SO easy to prepare. I was making it at the last minute and had to use items on hand, so I substituted thin deli ham for prosciutto and swiss cheese for provolone. When I make it again (which I definitely will), I'll use provolone, but the swiss worked just fine."

KelliT User ID: 2066913 173669
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2010

"My husband commented immediately that this was a great recipe. So easy, healthy, & delicious!"

egordon User ID: 3749958 101001
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"Fresh sage leaves are great in lieu of the basil and a thin slice of hard salami works well for the prosciutto."

Lmoomaw15 User ID: 1830352 141561
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"I would like to try this. Can you suggest a substitute (non-pork) for the prosciutto???"

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