RECIPE

Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Cannellini Beans

This low-cost one skillet chicken supper is complemented with a sauce made from bacon, vegetables, wine and more .

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary, finely chopped
  • 8 slices prosciutto di Parma or speck (smoky ham)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), divided
  • 2 ribs celery, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 small chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cups passata or tomato purée
  • 1 can cannellini beans (15 ounces), drained
  • A few leaves of basil, torn
  • Crusty bread, for mopping

Preparation

Season the chicken with salt and pepper and lots of rosemary. Wrap each piece of chicken in a slice of prosciutto or speck.


Heat 2 tablespoons EVOO in a Dutch oven or deep skillet. Brown the chicken pieces for 3 minutes on each side or until the ham is crisp; remove to a plate.


To the same pan, add the remaining EVOO, a turn of the pan, celery, carrot, onion, chili pepper and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and cook, partially covered, until soft, stirring frequently, 10-12 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste; cook for 1 minute, then add the wine, stock, tomato puree, beans and basil. Set the chicken back into the pan and simmer for 10 minutes more.


Serve with crusty bread for mopping.

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