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Chicken Involtini with Prosciutto and Basil

Grilled Chicken Involtini with Prosciutto and Basil

Chris Johns
Skinless chicken breast, prosciutto, provolone, and basil rolled together and grilled. Serve with marinara sauce and basil.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 34 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • Butcher's twine



  • Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat.
  • Lay out about 12 inches of plastic wrap on a cutting board. Place the chicken on one side of the plastic wrap and fold the remaining plastic over the chicken, leaving about two inches from the folded edge. This will allow the chicken to spread out as it gets thinner.
    Chicken breast half on plastic wrap
  • Gently pound the chicken with the flat side of a tenderizer or bottom of a heavy pan until the chicken breast is about ¼ of an inch thick and almost doubles in size. Don't pound too hard or the chicken might break.
    Thin chicken breasts
  • Season each piece of chicken on both sides with the salt, granulated garlic, and pepper. Place the chicken on a smooth work surface.
    Seasoned chicken breasts
  • Lay a slice of prosciutto on each piece of chicken. Then lay down 2 halves of the provolone and cover with basil leaves.
    Chicken involtini fillings
  • Carefully roll up the chicken, keeping it tight. Tie two pieces of butcher's twine around each piece to keep it together. Trim the loose ends of twine. Lightly brush each rolled piece of chicken with olive oil.
    Chicken involtini oiled and tied
  • Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the chicken over direct medium heat with the lid closed as much as possible until golden on all sides, about 12-14 minutes, turning a quarter turn every 3 minutes.
    Chicken involtini on the grill
  • Remove the browned chicken from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
    Browned chicken involtini
  • Warm the marinara sauce in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
    Marinara sauce
  • Remove the twine from the chicken rolls, cut into slices, and serve on a warm pool of marinara sauce. Garnish with torn pieces of basil.
    Chicken Involtini with Prosciutto and Basil
  • Serve with Red Potatoes and Peppers (Optional)
    Chicken Involtini with Red Potatoes and Peppers
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