Chicken Modiga Recipe

There are bound to be some good ones out there with many different types of chicken recipes like Chicken Chesapeake, Chicken Divan, Chicken Steaks, and Chicken Salads

However, nothing stands out as much as the Chicken Modiga since it combines a great chicken model and sauce. It is one of the most popular dishes in Italy that has become popular worldwide. 

Chicken Modiga is typically made with chicken breasts and served over rice. Never heard of it? Then today’s your lucky day since this Chicken Modiga recipe will leave you speechless.

How to Make Chicken Modiga

This chicken recipe is one of a kind since it features a delicious and yummy chicken with savory Italian sauce. The sauce is what makes Chicken Modiga stand out from other recipes. 

Chicken is unique in its way too. You prepare it with a good amount of butter on the pan or grill. Without giving too many secrets away too soon, we can assure you the result will be surprisingly tasty.

Now let’s see what you’ll need for this amazing chicken recipe.

Ingredients:

(4 servings)

  • ½ cup 1 stick of butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 6-ounce boneless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • ¾ cup sliced button mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp prosciutto
  • 8 ounces Provel cheese

Instructions

As with any other chicken recipe, this Chicken Modiga is surprisingly easy to prepare. There are several methods to cook Chicken Modiga, but for this recipe, we’ve decided to go for a straightforward process that is doomed to turn out well. 

Traditionally, you need to make a small cut in the chicken breast and pour the sauce into the cut. Or you could also cook the chicken in a pan and then top it off with the savory sauce. We’ll get to the best way in a minute.

The key here is to use fresh skinless chicken, which cooks thoroughly, use a lot of butter, and, most importantly, Provel cheese. Provel is a combination of Swiss, cheddar, and provolone cheese. It has a low melting point which makes it remain creamy once heated. 

Just what we need to top our chicken.

Step 1: 

Combine 1 stick of butter with the flour in a small mixing bowl. Mix it with a fork until there is a lovely creamy paste. Then set aside. 

Step 2: 

Rinse boneless and skinless chicken breasts under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. 

Step 3: 

Place the breadcrumbs on the plate and lightly brush all sides of the chicken with ½ the melted butter. 

Coat the chicken in the breadcrumbs and dab the remaining melted butter over the crumbs with the pastry brush to moisten them.

Step 4: 

Place a grill pan over medium heat and turn the broiler low. Grill or broil the chicken for about 5 minutes on each side until cooked thoroughly. Then set the chicken breasts aside. 

Step 5: 

Preheat the oven to 350°F. 

Then bring the chicken stock to boil in a large, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. 

Step 6: 

Once the stock boils, whisk in the butter and flour creamy mixture. Bring the pot back to boil and continue whisking until the sauce thickens. But note it should also be pourable. 

Then whisk in the wine and lemon juice and boil the heat to simmer.

Step 7: 

Add mushrooms and diced prosciutto to the sauce. Allow it to simmer for another 5-10 minutes. After that, add grilled chicken breast to the pan with the sauce. 

Step 8:

Top each breast with cheese, then place the skillet in the oven to bake for about 4 minutes until the cheese melts. 

Step 9: 

Transfer the chicken to the serving plates and spoon the sauce with the mushroom and prosciutto over it. Serve right away and enjoy the tender chicken with the savory sauce!

Ingredient Substitution

Chicken Modiga is an exquisite recipe with a long history dating back to Italy’s Middle Ages. Besides, it is not very common for only a few people to know the authentic recipe. Times change, and so do the ingredients everyone adds to make chicken modiga unique.

Let’s look at the ingredients substitutes you can use.

1. Vinegar

White wine vinegar is one of the most common and easy substitutes for white wine. Since it is from dry white wines, this type of vinegar has many of the same flavors as white wine, except for alcohol. 

You can also use light-colored vinegar like rice, apple cider, or simply white vinegar. But remember to dilute it with water to remove the redundant acidity. 

2. Bacon

No one will argue bacon is far more common than prosciutto. So it is best to substitute prosciutto in this Chicken Modiga recipe. 

Nevertheless, it has a little different flavor. The difference in taste comes from the cutting process. Unlike prosciutto, bacon is smoked, bringing some woodsy flavor and a more significant fat.

What to Serve with Chicken Modiga

You can probably find no side that won’t work wonderfully with the Chicken Modiga. This chicken dish is filling, but it tastes lovely with fresh salads, casseroles, rice, pasta, and everything you can think of. 

Here’s what we recommend.

Mac and Cheese

Such a creamy and savory chicken has to be complemented with an equally tasty side. Mac and cheese work the best since it is very similar in flavor. All you need is good-quality pasta and other additional veggies of your preference. 

Add generous cheese and cream to the mix—season with salt and pepper. Nothing can overshadow such a combination.

Garlic bread

Some dishes go better with simple garlic bread. Chicken Modiga is one of them. Garlic bread is a delicious side that goes well with all Italian-inspired chicken dinners. It is also effortless to make.

It would be best to have garlic, bread, and Italian herbs such as basil, oregano, and a little inspiration. Toast it slightly in the oven, and that’s it.

Squash casserole

This classic casserole brings lots of flavor to dinner tables across America. Besides, squash casserole is a great choice when you want something budget-friendly but still delicious.

All you need is yellow squash, sweet onion, sour cream, mayo, and some cheddar cheese. First, boil the quash with onion in a large skillet, mix it with the cream mixture and bake. Simple, fast, and utterly delicious.

How to Reheat Chicken Modiga

Reheating Chicken Modiga is not as hard as not eating all of it in one go. However, you can reheat it in multiple ways if you’ve decided to store it.

Reheat Chicken Modiga in a Microwave

Place the chicken breasts on the microwave-safe plate in a single layer. Arrange them so that the smaller chicken pieces are near the center and the bigger ones 一 near the edges

Cover the plate with a microwave-safe lid and heat for about 2 minutes.

Reheat Chicken Modiga in an Oven

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Then take your chicken out of the fridge and let it cook to room temperature. Place chicken breast in a superficial layer on a baking sheet or the same skillet you’ve baked them in before. Bake it for about 10-15 minutes.

Reheat Chicken Modiga on the Stove

Although you can reheat Chicken Modiga differently, the stove is the best. You can keep chicken breasts as is, cut them into strips, and set them aside. 

Then add some chicken broth or the remaining sauce to the skillet over medium heat (if you have any left), and once it starts to simmer, add the chicken. Lower the heat and stir the chicken until it’s nice and hot.

How to Store Chicken Modiga

Storing Chicken Modiga is something you must keep a close eye on, especially if you make a large batch and want to keep it tasty for longer

Store Chicken Modiga in the Fridge

Chicken Modiga should be kept in an airtight container or a sealed plastic bag along with the sauce. Remember to refrigerate within two hours of cooking so the bacteria doesn’t have time to grow. The chicken will stay fresh for about 3-4 days in the fridge.

Store Chicken Modiga in the Freezer

If you don’t think you can finish Chicken Modiga in about 3-4 days, store it in the freezer. Transfer the chicken to the freezer-safe container or zip-top bag and freezer for up to 3 months. 

However, we recommend storing it after the frying stage. Then prepare the sauce and go through the rest of the steps of this recipe.

chicken modiga

Chicken Modiga Recipe

If you want to take your cooking skills to the next level, try this Chicken Modiga recipe. It is nothing like other chicken recipes you’ve tried; the chicken turns out tender, savory, and utterly delicious. The Italian-inspired sauce makes it unique and restaurant style. 
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 800 kcal
Equipment
  • Pastry brash
  • small bowl
  • grill pan
  • Large skillet
Ingredients
  
  • ½ cup of 1 stick of butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 6-ounce boneless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup of melted butter
  • 1 cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs
  • cups chicken stock
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • ¾ cup sliced button mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp prosciutto
  • 8 ounces Provel cheese
Instructions
 
  • Combine 1 stick of butter with the flour in a small mixing bowl. Mix it with a fork until there is a lovely creamy paste. Then set aside. 
  • Rinse boneless and skinless chicken breasts under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Place the breadcrumbs on the plate and lightly brush all sides of the chicken with ½ the melted butter. 
    Coat the chicken in the breadcrumbs and dab the remaining melted butter over the crumbs with the pastry brush to moisten them.
  • Place a grill pan over medium heat and turn the broiler low. Grill or broil the chicken for about 5 minutes on each side until cooked thoroughly. Then set the chicken breasts aside. 
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
    Then bring the chicken stock to boil in a large, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat
  • Once the stock boils, whisk in the butter and flour creamy mixture. Bring the pot back to boil and continue whisking until the sauce thickens. But note it should also be pourable. 
    Then whisk in the wine and lemon juice and boil the heat to simmer.
  • Add mushrooms and diced prosciutto to the sauce. Allow it to simmer for another 5-10 minutes. After that, add grilled chicken breast to the pan with the sauce. 
  • Top each breast with cheese, then place the skillet in the oven to bake for about 4 minutes until the cheese melts. 
  • Transfer the chicken to the serving plates and spoon the sauce with the mushroom and prosciutto over it. Serve right away and enjoy the tender chicken with the savory sauce!
Nutrition
Calories: 800kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 47gFat: 51gSaturated Fat: 28gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 200mgSodium: 1281mgPotassium: 752mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1399IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 492mgIron: 3mg
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