I am really excited about this month’s Cooking Light because I have found several recipes I want to make, starting with this one. This recipe was perfect to try with the new olive oil I received from Olivari. It’s a light and flavorful olive oil that is great to use with cooking or with finishing and flavoring dishes. I especially loved the pop-up spout in the cap. This recipe was quick and simple to make but tasted gourmet and delicious. I loved the look and taste the sage and prosciutto added to the chicken breasts and the lemony sauce was amazing. This chicken was a big hit with all of us, especially my husband, who really loved it!
How to Make Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe Cooking Light ~ Jan/Feb 2011
3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
9 fresh sage leaves
6 slices of prosciutto
3 tsp olive oil (divided)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp cornstarch
Fresh parsley, chopped
Lemon wedges (optional)
Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of wax paper. Flatten the chicken to 1/2 inch thick with a mallet. Season both sides of the flattened chicken then place three sage leaves on each breast. Wrap two pieces of prosciutto on each chicken breast.
Heat 3 teaspoons of the olive in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan and oil are hot, add the chicken and cook for 3 minutes until golden brown; flip the chicken over and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the chicken is done. Let the meat sit aside on a platter to rest.
Combine the chicken broth, lemon juice, and cornstarch together in a small bowl and whisk until well combined. Place the skillet over medium-high heat then add the lemon juice mixture to the pan and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly.
Drizzle the sauce over each chicken breast. Serve immediately. Enjoy.