Chicken saltimbocca is a classic Italian dish that demonstrates how this simple cooking method (and a few key ingredients) can transform ho-ho hum chicken breasts into a flavorful dish in just minutes.
Saltimbocca was traditionally prepared with veal cutlets, but chicken has become the standard in this country. Chicken cutlets are thin (so they cook quickly) and bland (so they greatly benefit from a pan sauce).
Saltimbocca translates as "jump in your mouth" and refers to the tasty combination of prosciutto and sage that is used to flavor the chicken. The chicken is traditionally served with a simple sauce made with white wine, lemon, and butter.
Once you master this recipe, you can swap out ingredients to create dozens of other simple chicken sautés. And the technique for sautéing fish fillets is similar—just replace the traditional skillet with a nonstick one.
Total Cooking Time: 35
Preparation Time: 15
Active Cooking Time: 20
Make Ahead: Serve immediately
Yield: 4 servings