May 10, 2012

Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Fig-Balsamic GlazeRecipe from Weber's On the Grill™: Chicken & Sides by Jamie Purviance

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Serves: 4 // Prep time: 10 minutes, plus about 15 minutes for the glaze | Grilling time: 6 to 8 minutes

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 6 oz baby arugula
  • 8 fresh figs, each about 1¼ oz
  • 1 lemons
  • 1 shallots

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (without tenders), each 4 to 6 oz
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto

Oil and Spices

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • .25 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • .5 tsp kosher salt


  • .25 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey


  • 1 oz Parmigiano-Reggiano® cheese


  • 2 dried figs



  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 dried figs, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (without tenders), 4 to 6 ounces each
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto
  • 8 fresh figs, about 1¼ ounces each, stems removed, cut in half lengthwise
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • ½ cup thinly shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano® cheese


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the vinegar, dried figs, and shallot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until almost all of the liquid has reduced to a thick, syrupy consistency, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey and lemon juice. Pour the glaze through a fine mesh strainer into a glass or stainless steel bowl, and discard the pulp. Set aside to cool.

  2. One at a time, place each breast, smooth side down, between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound to an even ½-inch thickness. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper. Wrap one piece of prosciutto around the center of each breast, pressing the loose ends of the prosciutto down so the meat stays together. Lightly brush the chicken on both sides and the cut sides of the figs with oil.

  3. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).

  4. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the chicken, smooth (skin) side down first, over direct medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until the meat is firm to the touch and opaque all the way to the center, 6 to 8 minutes, turning once or twice. At the same time, grill the figs over direct medium heat until well marked and heated through, about 4 minutes, turning once after 3 minutes.

  5. Divide the arugula evenly among four plates. Place one chicken breast on each serving of arugula along with 4 fig halves. Drizzle the chicken and arugula with the glaze and top with the cheese.

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