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Chicken Saltimbocca

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Chicken Saltimbocca
Chicken Saltimbocca

"Saltimbocca means ‘jump in the mouth’ and it does just that. Classically made with veal escalopes hammered down thin, adorned with a slice of dry cured ham and a single sage leaf, they are served with marsala or vin santo sauce. I’ve swapped here veal for chicken because such a lovely way of cooking enlivens boring chicken fillets no end. And I skipped the sweet wine sauce to have the meat and ham lovely and crisp."

Serves2 People

Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time6 min

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This Chicken Saltimbocca recipe is absolutely delicious. Such a great way to dress up chicken cutlets. I love the flavors and texture of the fresh herbs, the crispy prosciutto, and melted parmesan cheese. I served it with a tossed green salad, parmesan crusted zucchini fries, and of course, my favorite crispy Italian bread. Needless to say, it was a great hit with the family.

Saltimbocca has always been a favorite of mine so this recipe was a natural to try. This one is lovely because it uses chicken, instead of veal and the prosciutto and sage do absolutely wonderful things to the overall flavor! We had ours with roast fresh garden veg but it is so versatile that you could pair it with just about anything really. Enjoy!

What a lovely and quick way to make a tasty dinner. I'm tempted to try this on the grill sometime. I have one of the Yoshi grill mats, and we love it. I think that would allow me to duplicate what using a frying pan would accomplish. I think I might serve this on a bed of rice, along with some broccoli. A really great little dish. Thanks for posting this!

This dish look delicious. I like the way the meat and ham comes out crispy. I would like to make it with sweet wine sauce too. I can cook it both ways and try both. It might be nice with couscous if you make this crispy version. I think chicken is a better alternative to use as well because veal is quite pricey.

Yum! As the chef noted, saltimbocca is typically reserved for veal but can also be a great addition to some chicken breasts! I would recommend serving over rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes with your favorite vegetables on the side. You could also stuff the chicken with the ham and then top with the sweet wine sauce if you buy thick chicken cutlets. If not, buy the thin cutlets and keep the traditional ham on top!


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