Chicken "Saltimbocca"

Chicken "Saltimbocca"

Chicken cutlets with prosciutto and sage.

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

2 servings
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 10 min

270 calories per serving 


Ingredients

1 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, thinly sliced   300 g
1 tbsp cornstarch   8 g
6 leaves fresh sage   2 g
35 g Parma ham/Prosciutto, thinly sliced   3 slices
6 toothpicks    
1 tbsp olive oil   15 mL
2 tbsp white wine   30 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
1/4 cup chicken broth   65 mL
2 tsp margarine non-hydrogenated   9 g

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 cornstarch; 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 margarine, about 30 sec, until a sauce consistency is obtained.
  4. Place the cutlets on the warmed plates, remove the toothpicks, spoon the sauce over the cutlets then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (170g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

270

Fat

10 g

16 %

Saturated 2 g
+ Trans 0 g

10 %

Cholesterol

85 mg

Sodium

350 mg

15 %

Carbohydrate

4 g

1 %

Fibre

0 g

2 %

Sugars

0 g

Protein

39 g

Vitamin A

4 %

Vitamin C

0 %

Calcium

4 %

Iron

10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: ¼ serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Claims

Free :
Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of :
Vitamin B12
Excellent source of :
Niacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :
Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Pork | Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Heart-healthy | Low Saturated Fat | Sauté/Stir Fry | Italian

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