Recipe by Brenda Lanzilli
If you love Proscuitto but are not a big fan of Veal, try my Chicken Saltimbocca. Crispy and savory slices of Proscuitto di Parma layered on tender chicken breast, drizzeled with a delicious white wine and sage sauce.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs thinly sliced chicken breasts
- 1⁄4 lb paper thin and trimmed prosciutto di Parma
- 3⁄4 cup white wine
- 1⁄4 cup chicken stock
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 chopped garlic clove
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- 1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- 2.Lay out thinly sliced chicken breast (pound if they are more than ¼ inch thick). Then top with prosciutto so that one entire surface of breast is covered.
- 3.Mix flour, salt, and pepper together on plate. Dredge chicken in flour and gently shake off excess.
- 4.Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium high heat in non stick pan. Working in batches, sautee each breast placing procuitto side down first for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Chicken should have a nice golden brown color to it. Repeat process adding more olive oil as needed for each chicken breast.
- 5.Place chicken on baking sheet and place on upper rack in oven. Bake for 7-8 minutes.
- 6.Meanwhile, turn down heat to medium low and add garlic to pan to cook for about 30 seconds. Careful not to burn garlic!
- 7.Then add white wine to deglaze pan, scraping off brown bits from bottom and sides of pan.
- 8.Turn up heat and bring wine to a boil and let reduce.
- 9. Add chicken stock. Roll butter in flour, add to sauce and whisk quickly to prevent clumping. This will thicken the sauce.
- 10.Add thyme and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- 11.Remove chicken from oven and top with wine sauce. Serve immediately.