Chicken Saltimbocca

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Chicken Saltimbocca

Why This Recipe Works

For an easy chicken saltimbocca recipe that would keep the three key elements—chicken, prosciutto, and sage—in balance, we floured commercially prepared chicken cutlets, attached a thin slice of ham, and sautéed the cutlets ham side down to...

Why This Recipe Works

For an easy chicken saltimbocca recipe that would keep the three key elements—chicken, prosciutto, and sage—in balance, we floured commercially prepared chicken cutlets, attached a thin slice of ham, and sautéed the cutlets ham side down to prevent the flour underneath the ham from becoming gummy and to bond the ham to the chicken, eliminating the need for toothpicks. Instead of using whole sage leaves, as in most recipes for chicken saltimbocca, we found that chopping the leaves and sprinkling them over the floured chicken before attaching the ham added well-distributed sage flavor.

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Bringing Home Italian FavoritesSeason 9, Ep. 909

Saltimbocca and tiramisù are two Italian-restaurant favorites that are rarely served at home. Here we prepare our saltimbocca with chicken rather than the more traditional veal and streamline its prep...