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Chicken Saltimbocca Recipe

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This Chicken Saltimbocca Recipe is a slight variation from the traditional dish. This recipe is incredibly delicious and full of flavor. And best part, it is made in under 20 minutes.

chicken saltimbocca on a white platter

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I was recently sent a copy of the 20 Minute Italian cookbook by Andrea Soranidis to review. I have been given permission to make and republish one of the recipes from the book to share with you. All opinions are my own.

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  • Sicilian Pasta alla Norma
  • Creamy Pumpkin & Smoked Pancetta Pasta
  • Easy Pillowy Ricotta Gnocchi
  • Quick Lemon Chicken Piccata
  • Easy Awesome Beer Turkey Meatballs
  • Tuscan Style Cannellini Beans & Shrimp Salad
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What is Saltimbocca?

Translated from Italian, saltimbocca literally means ‘leap into the mouth’.

Traditionally this dish will call for veal or poultry rolled and wrapped with prosciutto and herbs like sage or rosemary.

And it is typically marinated in wine, oil, saltwater, or some other brine.

This chicken saltimbocca recipe uses similar techniques, but is not rolled. So, it definitely saves a bit of time with cooking!

chicken saltimbocca on white platter

Making Chicken Saltimbocca Recipe

This recipe is pretty simple to make. What I find most helpful is make sure all ingredients are laid out and ready to go before beginning to make it.

And you’ll have a delicious recipe on the table in under 20 minutes!

Here are a few recipes to make with this chicken dish:

Mediterranean Farro Salad

Italian Air Crisp Potatoes

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Easy Chicken Saltimbocca
Yield: Makes 4

Easy Chicken Saltimbocca

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Chicken Saltimbocca is a slight variation from the traditional dish. This recipe is incredibly delicious and full of flavor. And best part, it is made in under 20 minutes.


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 (3 1/2 oz) thin chicken breast cutlets
  • 4 slices parma prosciutto 
  • 4 large fresh sage leaves
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • splash of white wine (see note)


    1. Arrange the flour in a shallow dish. Dip each chicken cutlet into the flour and coat evenly. Then shake off the excess flour and arrange cutlets on a plate or cutting board.
    2. Gently layer a slice of prosciutto onto each cutlet, top with a sage leaf, and secure with a toothpick or a cocktail stick.
    3. Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken cutlets in a single layer to the preheated skillet, prosciutto side down.
      Sear the chicken for a few minutes until golden and crispy. Flip the cutlets and season with pepper.
    4. Continue searing until browned and chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan, arrange on a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
    5. Add the butter to the pan and cook until foamy. Add the wine and stir gently to combine.
    6. Pour the sauce over the chicken cutlets. Serve immediately.


The ingredients call for a splash of white wine. When I made this recipe, I ended up adding a little more wine. So approximately 1 tablespoon was used.

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Reprinted with permission from 20-Minute Italian by Andrea Soranidis Page Street Publishing Co. 2019

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 236Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 50mgSodium 807mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 17g

The nutritional information above is computer generated and only an estimate. Please do your own research with the products you're using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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