Ultimate Bacon-Stuffed Chicken Saltimbocca (Recipe Video)

Ultimate Bacon-Stuffed Chicken Saltimbocca (Recipe Video)

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Chicken-Saltimbocca

Tips:

  • Try this easy Italian recipe to take boring chicken breasts over the top.
  • Smart secret to evenly cooked chicken breast:  Use a meat mallet to pound the chicken breast with two pieces of plastic sheet to make them even thickness and mess free.
  • The trick to cooking with wine:  You may not always drink the wine you cook with, but always cook with wine that you would drink.  To avoid metallic pan sauces, do not use cast iron pans when making sauces with wine. Use non-reactive pans or non-stick.

Ultimate Bacon-Stuffed Chicken Saltimbocca

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6  (6-oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to ¼-inch thickness
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 fresh sage leaves
  • 12 slices Italian prosciutto
  • 3  tbsp    extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • ¼ cup    fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup    chicken broth
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • lemon wedges for garnish (optional)

Preparation:

Lightly season the pounded chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper.
Place 2 sage leaves on top of each breast, then lay two slices of prosciutto flat on top of the sage leaves.
Fold the chicken breast in half, so that the sage and prosciutto are inside.  It’s okay if the ends of the prosciutto are peeking out.
Heat olive oil in a large, non-stick sauté pan on medium-high.
CHEF’S NOTE: For best results, do not use cast-iron or any other reactive pan.
Cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes per side, or until cooked through, and remove to a plate to keep warm.
Add lemon juice, chicken broth and white wine to the sauté pan, and stir to combine.
Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
Return the chicken to the pan and allow the sauce to simmer for 5 minutes, basting the chicken frequently.
To serve, pour the sauce over the chicken.
Season with black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
Serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Ultimate Bacon-Stuffed Chicken Saltimbocca (Recipe Video)

Andy Hayes

Andy Hayes is the founder and creator of Plum Deluxe. He authors our award-winning weekly email newsletter, The Blend and curates our popular organic tea of the month club.

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