Show Subscription Form

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta Recipe
Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta Recipe

Publisher Photo
Take an ordinary chicken breast into wow territory with just a few extra ingredients. Use prosciutto instead of ham to make the dish extra smoky. —Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta or thin spaghetti
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 thin slices smoked deli ham
  • 4 slices smoked mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in bread crumbs to coat both sides; shake off excess.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes. Turn; cook 2 minutes longer. Top with ham and mozzarella cheese; sprinkle with sage. Cook 1-2 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Remove from heat.
  4. Add pesto to pasta and toss to coat. Serve chicken with pasta. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta in Simple & Delicious June/July 2014

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Reviews for Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"This has become a regular in our menu rotation. I almost always use ham and I've topped it with smoked mozzarella, havarti and provolone depending what I had on hand and what was on sale. ALWAYS a winner!"

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"Tried w/o ham and it was great"

Loading Image