Known as Saltimbocca alla Romana, these chicken breasts are a tasty second course, very easy to make, just a few ingredients are necessary but still delicious!

Aldo

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chicken breasts on a sheet of parchment paper. Lay 1 slice prosciutto and 1 sage leaf on each chicken breast. Roll chicken from the short end and secure with wooden skewers.

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  • Heat butter in a skillet over medium-high heat; add rolled chicken and cook until well browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Add wine, salt, and pepper; cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 8 to 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Let rest for 5 minutes.

Editor's Note:

To make the magazine version of this recipe, while chicken rests, let pan juices simmer until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Serve with chicken, garnished with herbs. If desired, serve over lightly seasoned orzo.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; protein 26.5g 53% DV; carbohydrates 0.9g; fat 10.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 84.9mg 28% DV; sodium 395mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2018
11.10.2016 - Delicious and very easy to make! At the request of my husband I added a little grated Parmesan/Romano to 2 of the breasts but all the others were made according to recipe. I wouldn't change a thing! 5.9.2018 - I have made this a few times in the last two years but had small sage leaves this time and added two small leaves p/chicken breast. Wish I could remember the pre-packaged prosciutto brand I used to get but tried a different one from the deli as I couldn't find the package. This makes a difference to me in the dish as I could barely notice prosciutto was in the chicken this time. I did add some grated parmesan cheese on top before rolling up the chicken breasts. Also lightly seasoned outside of chicken breasts with salt and pepper first. Still a good recipe but get a decent prosciutto. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2018
11.10.2016 - Delicious and very easy to make! At the request of my husband I added a little grated Parmesan/Romano to 2 of the breasts but all the others were made according to recipe. I wouldn't change a thing! 5.9.2018 - I have made this a few times in the last two years but had small sage leaves this time and added two small leaves p/chicken breast. Wish I could remember the pre-packaged prosciutto brand I used to get but tried a different one from the deli as I couldn't find the package. This makes a difference to me in the dish as I could barely notice prosciutto was in the chicken this time. I did add some grated parmesan cheese on top before rolling up the chicken breasts. Also lightly seasoned outside of chicken breasts with salt and pepper first. Still a good recipe but get a decent prosciutto. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2016
Saltimbocca in Italian literally means "jumps in the mouth" and that is just what this did! Tender and juicy and very flavorful chicken dish. Traditionally this is served as a "secondo" or main course - after the "primo" or pasta course. Being that it was just our family we ate this next to our pasta! Grazie Aldo for this authentic Italian recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2016
Delicious!!! Didn't change a thing and it was great! Everyone in my household loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2018
This was good; I used a chardonnay for the white wine. It didn't blow me away but good just the same. Didn't have fresh sage so sprinkled the chicken with dried before adding the prosciutto. Easy peasy too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2019
I followed the recipe except I omitted the sage for allergy reasons and added sun dried tomato s and Swiss cheese prior to roll up. I tied the rolls with string and grilled until done. Very good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2020
I totally enjoyed making these. Used fresh sage from the garden and the wine broth was super good! Served it with JMRYGH’s “Oven Roasted Potatoes” and fresh green beans. It sort of felt like restaurant quality, Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2020
Fantastic! Family loved it! Only mistake I made was not pounding out the chicken breast to thin it out. It tool forever to cook. Flavors were great though and well worth the wait. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2020
Delicious! I didn't have sage, so left it out. Added in mozzarella and roasted red peppers. Read More
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