Mushroom Chicken Rolls wrapped in Prosciutto Cotto, this takes the partnership of chicken and mushrooms to an all-time intimate and interactive infusion of flavor and texture level! Want a real family pleaser that presents beautifully and can captivate on aroma alone? Only one thing to do: Go shopping!
Song of the day: "Unbelievable" by EMF.
I have a really great recipe for you today! Imagine moist tender chicken wrapped in prosciutto cotto and stuffed with the most amazing mushroom mixture. The end result, eye-rolling, vocal pleasing sounds of pure satisfaction and fulfillment! Want a luxurious dish to grace the family dinner table? Check this out!
The inspiration to make Mushroom Chicken Rolls wrapped in Prosciutto Cotto
Being a food blogger is a lot of fun. You get to be creative with food! When I was thinking of a recipe for Mushrooms Canada, there were many ideas floating in my head. Also, we are blessed with some amazing mushroom growers. However, Nicoletta sent me an email with some Italian recipes and that is when I saw this wonderful chicken breast stuffed with mushroom and rolled in prosciutto! I was drooling and thought I can put my own spin on this recipe and be totally inspired to do it!
What's in the shopping bag? Let's take a look!
- King Oyster mushrooms
- Crimini mushrooms
- Cream cheese
- Organic chicken breast
- Prosciutto cotto
- Olive oil
- White wine
- Day old rustic bread
- Italian bread crumbs
- Fresh chopped parsley
Now that our shopping is done, let's get started!
I am so excited for this dish. It has so many levels of flavor and texture, and I know it is going to be an absolute joy to my taste buds!
First things first:
- We need to get the stuffing done. Then, shallots are minced with the garlic.
- Mushrooms are washed and chopped fine.
- I have bread crumbs waiting and the inside of the day-old bread broken up.
- Firstly I saute shallot and garlic in olive oil, and when those sweat, I add the mushrooms, then the wine and seasoning, along with the bread crumbs and bread.
- Secondly I fillet the chicken breast and pound it with a meat cleaver.
- Thirdly I lay the breast on the prosciutto cotto, add the speck, then cream cheese, and finally the mushroom mixture.
- Fourthly, the fun begins and time to roll up.
A little secret to keep these rolls moist and juicy
As I was finishing rolling the chicken I thought how do I keep this from getting overcooked on the bottom and very dry. Here it comes an "ah ha moment": adding chopped carrots and onions seasoned with good old e.v.o. oil and placed underneath the chicken rolls!
As a result, the roll will sit with an air space between the chicken roll and the pan. The heat will work its way through and the carrots and onions will caramelize creating a moisture and steam that will infuse into the meat! A good idea on my part, I think! Maybe, just maybe, we can also eat those carrots! Time to get into a 380 degree F oven!
Wait till you smell the aroma that is going to waft through your house. It is going to make you so hungry and impatient! Furthermore, when you peek into the window of the oven, you will see that lovely prosciutto cotto browning and crispy bits forming on the edges. Totally mouthwatering!
Mushroom Chicken Rolls wrapped in Prosciutto Cotto fresh out of the oven!
Look at this, does that not make you hungry? I know my stomach is growling! We just have to let it rest for a few minutes before we start to cut it into rounds.Those carrots look scrumptious. I think I will just try one, lol. Yum! Sweet, soft, sugary, absolutely amazing. Now I can't wait time to cut in. I am so curious to see how it looks inside, and furthermore how it tastes!
Dinner is served!
Does that not look so inviting!?! I so love serving on a wood board. I choose a nice spring salad dressed simply with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice, some sea salt, and freshly cracked black pepper. Get you forks ready, time to really dive in!
Time to taste
I love how the roll stays together after you cut into it. Presentation is key, don't you think? Similarly, taste is of importance also and my first forkful reveals a plethora of texture. The crisp prosciutto, a moist and tender chicken that juices as you bite in.
Then, there is the mushroom stuffing, so soft, flavorful, earthy, herbaceous and delightful. Paired with the salad greens is a union of perfection resulting in forkful after forkful of sheer flavorful delight! I am very proud of this dish and I think you will be, too! Oh, by the way, those carrots were a perfect side for this dish!
A family style meal beyond words!
Want to make a special family night meal that feels gourmet yet comforting all in the same sequence? Then this recipe is for you. When you come into the dining room with that board loaded with the Mushroom Chicken Rolls wrapped in Prosciutto Cotto, I think some jaws are going to drop and an orchestration of stomach growls will resound!
Song of the day: "Unbelievable" by EMFPrint