Creamy Chicken and Swiss Chard Casserole with Prosciutto

Although this recipe calls for prosicutto, either bacon or pancetta can be use with the same delicious result. The tender and sweet leaves of swiss chard are a great option for quick casserole dishes since they cook faster than kale or collard greens and they are just as nutricious.



15 Mins

Prep Time

15 Mins

Cook Time


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Prepare and Season the Chicken

Remove the excess fat and cut each thigh into 4 medium size pieces. Seaon with some salt and pepper and set aside.

  • Chicken Thighs(boneless- skinless)2
  • Kosher Saltas needed
  • Black Pepperas needed

Cooking Steps

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1. Add the Oil While Preheating the Pan

Add the oil then preheat the pan to 435°F/225°C (high).

  • High Heat Oil(grapeseed, vegetable, canola)1 Tbsp.

2. Add and Sear the Chicken

Add the seasoned chicken pieces to the preheated pan making sure not to overcrowd. Sear for 2 minutes on each side or until the edges show some golden brown color.

  • Chicken Thighs(cut into pieces and seasoned)all

3. Remove the Chicken and Wipe the Pan

Turn off the heat and carefully transfer the chicken to a paper towel lined tray, drain the excess oil and wipe the pan clean.

4. Add and Cook the Prosciutto and Garlic

Preheat the pan to 315°F/ 160°C (medium), then add the prosciutto and garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the ingredients begin to toast.

  • Prosciutto(diced small)½ cup
  • Garlic Clove(thinly sliced)2

5. Add and Reduce the Wine

Add the wine and lower the temperature to 300°F/ 150°C (medium-low), then cook for 30 seconds or less, just enough to cook off the alcohol while still leaving some liquid behind.

  • White Wine¼ cup

6. Add the Following Ingredients and Finish Cooking

Stir in the ingredients below to the pan, then lower the temperature to 235°F/ 115°C (low). Cook for 10 minutes or until the cream has reduced by half and the chicken and swiss chard are cooked through.

  • Heavy Cream½ cup
  • Swiss Chard(thinly sliced)4 cups
  • Chicken Thighs(seared)2
  • Sage Leaves2
  • Kosher Salt¼ tsp.
  • Chili Flakes½ tsp.

7. Serve Immediately

Adjust seasoning to your liking if needed and enjoy the casserole alongside rice, butter noodles or potatoes.