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Chicken "Saltimbocca"

47 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

Chicken cutlets with prosciutto and sage.

This recipe is inspired by "Saltimbocca alla Romana", a classic Roman dish. In this variation, chicken breast cutlets replace the traditional veal cutlets.

Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 10 min
270 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

1 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, thinly sliced 300 g
1 tbsp white flour (all purpose) 8 g
6 leaves fresh sage 2 g
35 g Parma ham/Prosciutto 3 slices
6 toothpicks
1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
2 tbsp white wine 30 mL
1/4 cup chicken broth 65 mL
2 tsp butter, unsalted 9 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving plates in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Method

  1. Slice the breast horizontally into very thin cutlets. Flatten these cutlets using a rolling pin or meat pounder. Coat each cutlet with the flour; then shake off the excess. Place a leaf of sage on each piece and cover with a slice of prosciutto. Use a toothpick to keep the small sandwich together.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan. Working in batches, add a few cutlets at a time. Start with the chicken side down, and cook over high heat. After 3 min, turn to brown the prosciutto side. Deglaze with the wine. Lower the heat, cover, and cook 2 min. Season with a little salt (prosciutto is already fairly salty) and pepper to taste. Remove the cutlets from the pan and keep them warm. Repeat the operation with the remaining cutlets.
  3. Pour the broth into the pan, then cook over high-heat until reduced by half, about 1 min. Remove the pan from the heat, then stir in the butter until it has melted, about 30 sec.
  4. Place the cutlets on the warmed plates, remove the toothpicks, spoon the sauce over the cutlets then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (170g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

270

Fat

11 g

16 %

Saturated 3.2 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

17 %

Cholesterol

90 mg

Sodium

350 mg

14 %

Carbohydrate

4 g

1 %

Fibre

0 g

2 %

Sugars

0 g

Protein

39 g

Vitamin A

4 %

Vitamin C

0 %

Calcium

3 %

Iron

13 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : ¼ serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 ¾ servings

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of  :
Vitamin B12, Vitamin K
Excellent source of  :
Niacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6
Free  :
Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 0
Meat and Alternatives 5
Fats 1 ½

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47 Reviews (43 with rating only ) 100% would make this recipe again
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bbroyles@shaw.ca
april 16, 2014 | I would make this recipe again

This went over really well. The guys loved it.

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Graceeh
january 17, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

It's hard to surprise the taste buds of someone my age but this was delicious. Having no proscuito in the pantry, I use some sliced steamed ham that was . This recipe was so simple and easy. My husband and I both commented on how yummy it was. A definite keeper we look forward to having again - soon! Suitable for company, for sure.

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Geogirl
september 10, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Tasty recipe, I made the gluten free option with cornstarch and it turned out great.

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mmv686
october 17, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

I pretty much followed the recipe except for I cooked all the chicken in batches then deglazed and added the chicken stock, & butter. It cooked very quickly and I placed the cooked chicken on the warm plate (plates in toaster oven on 'keep warm') while I cooked the remainder. We served with gnocci, ceasar salad and a nice white Chateau de Nages.

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This recipe is in the following categories

Poultry | Pork | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Sauté/Stir Fry | Italian

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mmv686
october 17, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

I pretty much followed the recipe except for I cooked all the chicken in batches then deglazed and added the chicken stock, & butter. It cooked very quickly and I placed the cooked chicken on the warm plate (plates in toaster oven on 'keep warm') while I cooked the remainder. We served with gnocci, ceasar salad and a nice white Chateau de Nages.

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bbroyles@shaw.ca
april 16, 2014 | I would make this recipe again

This went over really well. The guys loved it.

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Graceeh
january 17, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

It's hard to surprise the taste buds of someone my age but this was delicious. Having no proscuito in the pantry, I use some sliced steamed ham that was . This recipe was so simple and easy. My husband and I both commented on how yummy it was. A definite keeper we look forward to having again - soon! Suitable for company, for sure.

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