Chicken with Prosciutto and Sage
This recipe is inspired by saltimbocca, a classic Roman dish. In this variation we've replaced the traditional veal cutlets with chicken breast cutlets.
Everyday Food, April 2004
- Prep Time 10 minutes
- Total Time 30 minutes
- Yield Serves 4
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 4 fresh whole sage leaves, plus 4 minced leaves
- 4 (6 to 8 ounces each) chicken cutlets
- 4 slices (3 ounces) thinly sliced prosciutto
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 3/4 cup dry white wine
- 1/3 cup reduced-sodium canned chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon cold butter
- In a shallow bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.
- Lay 1 sage leaf lengthwise on each cutlet, then wrap a prosciutto slice around middle of each cutlet, encasing sage. Flatten with the palm of your hand to help prosciutto adhere to the chicken. Dredge cutlets in seasoned flour; tap off excess.
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Cook 2 cutlets until golden brown and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove cutlets, and keep warm. Repeat with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and 2 cutlets.
- Add wine and broth to skillet; cook over high heat until reduced by three-quarters, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool 1 minute. Add butter and minced sage; stir until butter is melted, about 30 seconds. Spoon sauce onto plates; top with cutlets. Serve immediately.
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