How to Cook Chicken Saltimbocca

How to Cook Chicken Saltimbocca

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Ingredients needed to make Chicken Saltimbocca:

  • 6 (3 oz each) chicken cutlets, flattened with a  meat mallet
  • 10 oz fresh spinach, chopped
  • ¼ cup Parmesan, grated
  • 6 paper-thin prosciutto slices
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 can (14 oz) low-sodium chicken broth

Cooking instructions for Chicken Saltimbocca:

  • Toss the chopped spinach with a dash each of seasonings and smother them with a tbsp of oil; set aside.
    • Lay out the chicken cutlets onto a working surface and rub a dash of salt as well as pepper all over them.
    • Place one prosciutto slice on top of each chicken fillet and set aside.
    • Spread a thin layer of dressed spinach onto each prosciutto slice and top it up with a sprinkling of grated Parmesan.
    • Starting from the tapered end, begin rolling the chicken into a tight cylinder and insert a toothpick to secure.
    • Drizzle rest of the oil in a heavy skillet and heat it over high flame.
    • Place the chicken rolls on it and cook one side for a couple of minutes or until it is seared evenly.
    • Flip it over to cook the other side similarly for another 2 minutes.
    • Empty the cup of chicken broth over them and stir in a splash of fresh lemon juice.
    • Cook the mixture until it begins to boil and reduce it to a simmer.
    • Cook likewise over moderate heat, covered, for 8-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked properly.
    • Drain out the chicken rolls onto a large plate and continue to simmer the sauce over high flame for another 5 minutes or until it reduces to 2/3 cup.
    • Stir in a dash each of seasonings to taste and remove from heat.
    • Take out the toothpicks from the chicken rolls and place one onto the centre of each serving plate.
    • Drizzle the sauce over them and serve hot.

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