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chicken valdostana

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This is a great recipe to try. In less than 30 minutes, you can enjoy this moist and flavorful chicken dish!

serves 4 servings
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken valdostana

  • 2 lg
    chicken breasts, halved lenghtwise and flattened
  • ground himalayan pink salt, to taste and divided
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste and divided (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1/2 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, divided
  • 1/3 c
    dry white wine
  • 2/3 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 4 slice
  • 8 thin slice
    fontina cheese
  • 1 tsp
    mild paprika
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped parsley, for garnish

How To Make chicken valdostana

  • 1
    Pat dry chicken and generously season with salt and pepper; set aside.
  • 2
    In a shallow dish, add flour, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder; mix well.
  • 3
    Dredge chicken breast, one at a time, in flour mixture, shaking off any excess and set aside while doing the remaining pieces – reserve flour to make the roux.
  • 4
    In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and 1 tbsp. butter.
  • 5
    When sizzling, add chicken pieces and cook until brown on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • 6
    Add 1 tbsp. butter and 1 heaping tbsp. flour; whisk and cook until golden, about 2 minutes.
  • 7
    Add wine and whisk until the mixture thickens.
  • 8
    Pour in broth and whisk for 1 minute. Add red pepper flakes and stir well; bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • 9
    Return the chicken pieces including any accumulated juices and flip them to coat with the sauce.
  • 10
    Place one slice prosciutto on each chicken piece followed by 2 slices of cheese.
  • 11
    Sprinkle on paprika, cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • 12
    Sprinkle on some chopped parsley and serve immediately.
  • 13
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