Sandy's Chicken Saltimbocca


Try this and you'll know why they call it saltimbocca--Italian for 'jump in your mouth.' It's kind of like it jumps right off of your plate. Though it's traditionally made with veal, I made it with chicken. Quick, easy, and so delicious!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 wrapped cutlets


  • 8 (6 ounce) chicken cutlets

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 16 large fresh sage leaves

  • 16 thin slices prosciutto

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ stick butter


  1. If cutlets are thick, lay them between 2 sheets of wax paper and pound to 1/2-inch thickness with flat side of a meat mallet or bottom of a small, heavy skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put 2 large (or 5 small) sage leaves on top of each cutlet, then wrap 2 slices of prosciutto crosswise around each cutlet, holding sage in place.

  2. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 4 cutlets and cook until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter; tent with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and remaining 4 cutlets.

  3. Add wine to skillet and simmer, scraping up any browned bits, 1 minute. Add broth and simmer until slightly reduced, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add butter, and swirl skillet until butter has melted and sauce is creamy. Spoon 2 tablespoons sauce over each cutlet and serve.

Editor's Note:

If using small sage leaves, use about 5 per cutlet.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

350 Calories
19g Fat
1g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 694mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 36g
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 243mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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