On Tuesday The Hubs and I looked at each other and said “only Tuesday?!?!” Today we looked at each other and said “Yes! Thursday!” As another week packed full of boring work winds down, we will be celebrating with meat wrapped in meat. Oh yeah! This recipe was on the cover of Cooking Light last month, and I was instantly sold. Thankfully, it was also very easy since my patience is hovering around zero these days.
Upon reading the recipe, I wasn’t sure exactly what Saltimbocca meant, so I googled it (of course) This is the definition I got:
Saltimbocca is a classic Italian way of cooking veal with prosciutto, sage and marsala wine. The name translates as ‘jump in mouth’, a reference to it’s perky flavour.
Perky flavour?!? That’s totally me! The recipe goes pretty much exactly how it looks. Place sage on chicken, wrap in prosciutto. Cook. Done and done!
Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca recipe from Cooking Light
- 4 (4-ounce) chicken cutlets
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 12 fresh sage leaves
- 2 ounces very thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into 8 thin strips
- 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 1/3 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
- Lemon wedges (optional)
1. Sprinkle the chicken evenly with salt. Place 3 sage leaves on each cutlet; wrap 2 prosciutto slices around each cutlet, securing sage leaves in place.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook for 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
3. Combine broth, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture and the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil to pan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook for 1 minute or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly with a whisk. Spoon sauce over chicken. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.
I hope you’re all feeling as jazzed about the upcoming weekend as I am! It supposed to rain all the way through next week, so I have some fun “indoor” activities planned. I’m sure you’ll be reading about them soon!