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Date, Almond, and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breast

Date, Almond, and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breast
PREP: 20 min
COOK: 17 min
YIELD: 6 servings

This full flavored stuffing combined with thin slices of Prosciutto make this chicken recipe a hit at every gathering.


  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Spanish Onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup Celery rib, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup Carrots, grated
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sage, rubbed
  • 1/2 Tbsp Thyme, dried
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper, ground
  • 6 Medjool Dates, diced
  • Almonds, slivered
  • 2 cups Cubed bread or stuffing mix
  • 2 Eggs, Large, beaten
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Broth, or stock
  • 6 sliced Prosciutto
  • 6 Chicken Breast, boneless, skin-on, 8 oz. Pan Spray


  1. Heat oil in a skillet and sauté onions, celery, and carrots until onions are translucent. Season with salt, pepper, sage, and thyme.
  2. Cool and place into a mixing bowl with dates, almonds, bread, beaten eggs, and cheese, then moisten with chicken broth or stock.
  3. Gently mix just until a ball can be formed when squeezed, reserve refrigerated.
  4. Preheat an oven to 400F.
  5. Remove the keel meat (tender) and butterfly and pound the chicken breasts using a meat mallet.
  6. Season the inside of each breast with salt and pepper and line with a slice of Prosciutto.
  7. Place 1/4 cup of the stuffing mixture into each breast and pull the edges to the center, enclosing the stuffing.
  8. Turn over and form into a round, ball-like shape with the skin side up and the skin stretched to cover the breast as much as possible.
  9. Gently coat with pan spray, season with salt and pepper, and bake on a parchment lined sheet pan at 400F for 5-7 minutes to brown the skin.
  10. Reduce the oven to 325F and bake 8-10 more minutes, or until an internal temperature of 165F is achieved.
  11. Allow to rest for 3-4 minutes, and serve whole, or slice if desired, on a preheated plate with sauce, sides, and garnish of choice.

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.