Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Mozzarella by Mia P. Manansala @MPMtheWriter

I am all about the quick and easy recipes that still manage to be delicious and filling. These prosciutto-wrapped chicken thighs topped with mozzarella are probably the MVPs of my pandemic cooking: it only has three ingredients, the ingredients are easy to source and reasonably priced, the raw chicken handling is minimal, I don’t have to chop anything, and my picky husband loves it.

As someone whose love language is food, that last one is a huge deal for me. Served with a green vegetable (we’re partial to roast asparagus) and a carb (we usually go with potatoes, but a large hunk of garlic bread is also lovely), you can have an impressive meal on the table in about 45 minutes.

Prosciutto-wrapped chicken thighs with mozzarella, roast asparagus, and garlic bread

Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Thighs with Mozzarella

Serves 2, recipe easily scales up


1 lb chicken thighs

2 oz prosciutto

Sliced or grated mozzarella


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Rinse and pat chicken dry, then lay in lightly greased baking dish.
  3. Separate the prosciutto and wrap 1-2 pieces around each thigh
  4. Lay 1-2 slices of mozzarella or generously sprinkle shredded mozzarella on top.
  5. Cover dish with foil (I forgot to do this and the cheese got a little too brown).
  6. Cook in oven for about 35 minutes, removing foil halfway through cooking time.
  7. Enjoy with your choice of sides!

*I wouldn’t substitute breasts; you need the fattiness of the thighs to release the juices it cooks in.

Cast of Characters

Rinse and dry the chicken thighs, then lay in a lightly greased baking dish

Wrap chicken with 1-2 pieces of prosciutto

Top with mozzarella

Cover with foil and cook in a 400 degree oven for 35 minutes. Remove foil halfway through. These didn't have foil, so are overbrowned.

That’s right, you don’t need salt, pepper, or any other seasoning. The prosciutto and mozzarella provide more than enough saltiness and flavor, and the juicy thighs create a luscious sauce you can spoon over your sides. I like to slide in a tray of asparagus that’s been tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper when there’s about 10 minutes left in the cooking time so I can have a veggie side done at the same time as the main dish.

What are your favorite dishes that are easy to make yet impressive enough for a dinner party? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. You had me at quick and delicious!

    1. Thanks, Amy! I have a subscription to Imperfect Produce, so I get boneless, skinless chicken thighs every week. This is my favorite way to prepare them.

  2. Oh, delish! We love almost anything wrapped in prosciutto!

    1. I really wish cured meats were healthier, but I love prosciutto so much! I think next on my list is to try prosciutto-wrapped dates.

  3. You say "wrapped" but these appear to be covered only on the top. Is that the photography?
    These do sound remarkably simple and tasty.

    1. It's just the photography. They're wrapped in two slices of prosciutto. Thanks!

  4. I'm with you on prosciutto! This is a lovely recipe, Mia. Hugs. MJ

  5. Hi Mia! My husband loves prosciutto and this recipe is something we will definitely try!