Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Make It Paleo: proscuitto wrapped chicken & asparagus

i just want to start out by saying, that you can eat this even if you aren't paleo. and you should. tonight. because, it will change your life. all your friends will think you are a gourmet chef if you make it for them, your kids will love you and sing your praises, and your husband will never get sick of it. 

this is a true story. i know because it happened to me. 



i totally stole it from another blog. this one. i just tweaked the recipe a touch.

i totally stumbled on this recipe while trying to make the original one, which calls for cooking it in the slow cooker for 4 hours. the day i wanted to make it, i made sure i had all my ingredients and had previously thawed my chicken... but the day totally got away from me, and around came 4 o'clock. it was too late to put it in the crock pot. so i followed all the original instructions, but cooked it in the oven. 

it turned out so good, i never went back and tried making it in the crockpot. and i've probably made it 8-10 times in the last two months. 

if you slice it with a really sharp knife it looks extra fancy. i usually serve it with cauliflower and carrot puree, or spaghetti squash slathered in grass fed butter. and i'm super serious when i say that even your kids will love it. some of my pickiest kid friends said it was the best chicken they ever had! 


so go out and get this stuff and make it quick.

4 chicken breasts, filleted and pounded with a meat mallet (i think that's what they're called. i don't own one. i cover my hammer with saran wrap. ha!) (ghetto.)
24 spears of asparagus
8 cloves garlic
8 slices prosciutto
olive oil
freshly ground salt and pepper

after pounding your chicken, roll each fillet with 3 asparagus spears and a clove of garlic. then wrap each roll in prosciutto. place in a 9x13" pyrex and drizzle with olive oil and lightly salt and pepper. cover with foil and back for 10 minutes on 350. remove foil and continue baking until cooked through, about 20 more minutes. 


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