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Chicken Saltimbocca

Italian flavors come alive with our quick and easy Chicken Saltimbocca—an enticing spectacle ready in just 20 minutes. No need to break the bank; this wallet-friendly twist on the classic veal-inspired dish features succulent chicken cutlets taking the spotlight.

In a dance of culinary pragmatism, we’ve simplified the process without sacrificing the essence of Italy. Picture this: tender chicken breasts adorned with prosciutto and fresh sage leaves, creating a symphony of taste.

This recipe is a celebration of affordability and ingenuity, proving that good food doesn’t have to be complicated. With a modest estimated cost of $15-20, you can indulge in a taste of Italy without the hefty price tag.

The prep is a breeze, taking only 10 minutes, followed by a quick 10-minute cook time. After a short 5-minute rest, your Chicken Saltimbocca is ready to grace your dinner table, making it a perfect solution for those busy evenings.

The courses of this culinary delight are clear—main course all the way. The Italian influence is undeniable, bringing the flavors of the Mediterranean to your home in the most accessible way possible.

Grab your skillet, a few basic ingredients, and let’s embark on a flavorful journey. With a total time commitment of just 25 minutes, this recipe is a testament to the joy of cooking—a swift ballet of tastes and textures that invites you to savor the charm of Italy, one delicious bite at a time.

Chicken Saltimbocca

Chicken Saltimbocca

Try Chicken Saltimbocca—chicken, prosciutto, and sage cooked in only 20 minutes. Add a simple sauce with chicken broth, white wine, and butter. Enjoy a tasty and affordable dish that captures the essence of Italian flavors. It's a cooking win that breaks the rules.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 350 kcal


  • Skillet
  • Meat mallet (optional)
  • Toothpicks


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • 4 fresh sage leaves
  • All-purpose flour for dredging
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  • Prepare Chicken: Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Place a slice of prosciutto and a sage leaf on each chicken breast.
  • Secure them with toothpicks, ensuring the prosciutto and sage are attached to the chicken.
  • Dredge in Flour: Dredge each chicken breast in flour, shaking off any excess.
  • Cook Chicken: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • Prepare Sauce: In the same skillet, add chicken broth and white wine, scraping the bottom to release any browned bits.
  • Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes to reduce the liquid slightly.
  • Stir in butter until melted, creating a smooth sauce.
  • Finish Dish: Return the chicken to the skillet, spooning the sauce over the top.
  • Allow the chicken to heat through in the sauce for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Rest and Serve: Remove toothpicks from the chicken.
  • Let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with lemon wedges on the side.


  1. Be cautious with salt, as prosciutto can be salty.
  2. You can use a meat mallet to flatten the chicken breasts for even cooking.
  3. Substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth for a lighter option.
  4. This dish pairs well with a side of risotto, mashed potatoes, or a simple green salad.
Keyword Chicken Satimbocca, Italian, Quick Dinner
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert