Apple-Prosciutto Chicken

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Title: Apple-Prosciutto Chicken
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Apples, Cheese

Ingredients:

2 lg Skinless boneless chicken
-breasts; halved
1/2 c Apple; finely chopped
1/8 ts Apple pie spice
5 sl Prosciutto or boiled ham
Apple pie spices
2 tb Green onions; finely chopped
1 tb Margarine or butter
1 tb All-purpose flour
1 ds Pepper
1/2 c Milk
1/2 c Shredded provolone cheese;
-two ounces
Hot cooked rice; optional


Rinse chicken and pat dry. Placeone chicken breast half, boned side up
between 2 pieces of clearplastic wrap and pound lightly with the flat side
of a meat mallet to form a rectangle about 1/4" thick. Remove plastic wrap
and repaeat with rest of chicken. In a small bowl, combine the chopped
apple and apple pie spice. For filling, place one prosciutto or boiled ham
slice on top of each chicken breast half. Spoon one-fourth of the apple
mixture over each prosciutto slce. Fold in sides and roll up each breast
half, starting from a narrow end. Secure with wooden toothpicks or
non-metal skewers. Arrange chicken rolls, seam side down, in an 8" round
Microwave-safe baking dish. Sprinkle with additional apple pie spice. Cover
with plastic wrap and turn back one corner to vent steam. Cook on High for
6-8 minutes or for low wattage ovens for 7-9 minutes or until chicken is
tender and no pink remains, giving the dish a half-turn and rearranging the
rolls after 4 minutes. Remove toothpicks. Cover to keep warm. For sauce: in
a 2 cup glass measure combine green onion and margarine or butter. Cook,
uncovered on High for 30-40 seconds or until margarine is melted. Stir in
flour and pepper. Stir in milk. Cook uncovered on High for 2-3 minutes or
until thickened and bubbly, stirring after every minute until sauce starts
to thicken, then stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in cheese and cook,
uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until heated through, stirring once.
Serve sauce over chicken and rice. Conventional oven directions: Prepared
stuffed breasts as directed. Place seam side down, in a 19x6x2" baking
dish. Bake, uncovered, in a 350? oven for 25-30 minutes or until tender and
no pink remains. Remove toothpicks. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, cook
green onion in margarine or butter until tender, but not brown .stir in
flour and pepper. Add 2/3 cup milk all at once. Cook and stir until
thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 1 minute more. Stir in cheese until
melted. Serve as directed. MC formatting and posting on Kitmailbox by
bobbi744@sojourn.com.

Recipe By : Lansing State Journal/bobbi744@sojourn.com

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #232

Date: Tue, 01 Oct 1996 15:57:21 -0400

From: Robertal Banghart

NOTES : Per serving; 315 calories, 116 mg. cholesterol, 12 g. fat. 43 g.
protein, 427 mg. sodium, 6 g. carbohy