Monday, September 6, 2010

Chicken Breasts wrapped in Pancetta and Sage

I rarely cook chicken breast dishes, especially those that do not contain a flavorful sauce to drown out the blandness of the lean breast.  Despite my misgivings about the the sound of it--sauceless chicken breast wrapped covered with a few leaves of sage and several slices of pancetta-- I was impressed with how this dish turned out.  The pancetta provides the chicken with crunch exterior, and it's amazing how much flavor is packed into each sage leaf.  No need for a recipe here, just season each breast with salt and pepper, cover it with 6 sage leaves, wrap it in 3 slices of pancetta, and saute it in a small amount of olive oil until the chicken is cooked through, about ten minutes per side.  This techique would also work well with shrimp.

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