Saltimbocca di Pollo alla Romana (Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Breast Roulades)


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!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, pounded to an even thickness

  • 4 slices prosciutto

  • 4 fresh sage leaves

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 3 fluid ounces dry white wine, or more as needed

  • 1 pinch salt

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

224 Calories
10g Fat
1g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 224
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 395mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 217mg 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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