Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts

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This would be the third post I have done in less than a year, with bacon wrapped chicken, but this one was mighty tasty!!  I have actually made this 2-3 times since I began writing this post.  It is that good.  We enjoyed it with some Oven Roasted Ranch Potatoes.  Everyone loved it, even the kids!!

Serves 6 for about $1.40/serving

INGREDIENTS:

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1 pound chicken breast tenders – $2.98

salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 slices prosciutto (I used bacon) – $1.48

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 bunch asparagus – $2.58

1/4 cup basil pesto – $1.16

1/3 cup cream

INSTRUCTIONS:

 Pat the chicken tenders dry with a paper towel, then sprinkle with salt and pepper; go easy on the salt, the prosciutto is salty.

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Wrap each piece of chicken with a piece of prosciutto.

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In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium. When it is hot, add the wrapped chicken. Cook for 5-6 minutes, then flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes or so, until browned and it reaches 165 degrees.

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Meanwhile, add about 3 inches of water to a small pot, cover, and put it on to boil. Wash the asparagus and snap off the woody ends. Cut the asparagus into 2 inch pieces. Add to a steamer basket, and when the water in the pot is at a rolling boil, put the basket on top and cover. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until tender. Immediately rinse with cold water to stop the cooking and set it aside. (If you don’t have a steamer, you can roast the asparagus, or saute it with some oil).

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In a small bowl whisk together the pesto and cream.

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When the chicken is fully cooked, pour the mixture over the chicken, and add the asparagus. Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn off the heat. Serve with potatoes or crusty bread, it is great on pasta too with the basil cream sauce that is in it.

ENJOY!!