Stove-Top Chicken Provolone proves that the only thing separating you from a top-shelf, home-cooked meal is less than half an hour of time and a few easy steps. Juicy chicken is sautéed to a lovely, savory golden brown and topped with herbaceous basil, salty, fatty prosciutto, and creamy provolone, all broiled to melty majesty. That’s it. Stove-Top Chicken Provolone seems simple, but the flavors are indulgent thanks to the incredible ingredients; all the cooking achieves is bringing them together in a way that makes the most of them. You’ll be blown away by what you can make in your own oven!

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  • 4 (4-ounce) chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham
  • 4 slices provolone cheese


Step 1 –Position an oven rack 6-8 inches from the broiler.

Step 2 –Preheat the broiler.

Step 3 –Spray a large skillet with butter-flavor cooking spray.

Step 4 –Sprinkle the chicken with pepper.

Step 5 –Over medium heat, cook the chicken in the prepared skillet until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken reads 165 degrees F, about 4-5 minutes per side.

Step 6 –Transfer the chicken to an ungreased baking sheet.

Step 7 –Top the chicken with the basil, prosciutto, and cheese.

Step 8 –Broil until the cheese is melted, about 1-2 minutes.

Step 9 –Serve hot.