Mixed-Up Chicks

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  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 5 ounces soft cheese with garlic and herbs (such as Boursin)
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • Olive oil
  • 1 lemon, cut in wedges
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Slice the chicken breasts lengthwise almost all the way through. Open out.
  3. Spread the insides of two breasts with pesto, two with garlic-and-herb cheese. Close them up.
  4. Wrap a couple of slices of prosciutto around the outside of each one, and lay them in a baking dish.
  5. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon.
  6. Add lemon wedges.
  7. Scatter basil leaves over the top.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings